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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

November 30, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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WASHINGTON — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs. Its initiative involves a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Johns Hopkins University and Vital Strategies. By Dino Hazell. SENT: 619 words.


HARRISBURG, Pa. — A member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is getting probation and a small fine after being sentenced for bribery and other charges. A county judge in Harrisburg on Friday sentenced Democratic Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown of Philadelphia to 23 months of probation and $4,000 in restitution. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words.


—PENNSYLVANIA AIRMAN KILLED — A Pennsylvania airman who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan is back home in the U.S.

— PITTSBURGH OFFICER-BANK ROBBER — A veteran Pittsburgh police officer stands accused of lying to the FBI during a bank robbery investigation this year.

— WAWA BEER — The convenience store franchise Wawa says it is partnering with a suburban Philadelphia brewery to create a limited edition beer.



PHILADELPHIA — Nigel Bradham played nearly an entire game with a broken thumb that required surgery afterward. Why? The Philadelphia Eagles are fighting for a playoff spot and needed their best linebacker. By Rob Maaddi. AP photos.


PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster wants to get something straight. That 4.52-second 40-yard dash the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver ran at the combine in the spring of 2017? It was a blessing, even if it didn’t feel like it at the time. By Will Graves. AP photos.


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