AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA
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. Bruce Shipkowski is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lou Barletta is speaking Friday to the Pennsylvania American Legion Conference in Harrisburg while Pennsylvania’s two-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is speaking at a Philadelphia rally with Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California. SENT: 130 words; UPDATES after Casey’s scheduled rally at 3 p.m. ET; 500 words by 6 p.m. ET.
SAFE INJECTION SITES
NEW YORK — As communities debate trying to stem overdose deaths by allowing safe havens for people to take heroin and other narcotics, places like a needle exchange program in New York City are quietly providing a model of sorts: bathrooms monitored by intercom, so someone can intervene to stop an overdose. Officially, they aren’t the more full-fledged and controversial facilities — often called safe injection sites — that cities including New York are seeking to open and that already operate overseas. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,200 words. AP photos and videos.
—PHILADELPHIA-FATAL STABBING — Authorities say a Philadelphia real estate developer riding in a car was stabbed to death after an altercation with a man on a bike.
—ZOO FATAL MAULING-REPORT — A newly released report shows that Pittsburgh Zoo staff raised concerns about a child falling through an opening into an African painted dog exhibit on at least six separate occasions before a fatal mauling in 2012.
— CHILD DIES-INVESTIGATION — Authorities are investigating the death of a 6-year-old boy who fell at his Philadelphia home.
— HOMELESS MAN-LIBRARY THEFT — Police in Pennsylvania are searching for a homeless man who broke a librarian’s back while stealing a donation jar from the library.
— GREAT LAKES-FIRE RETARDANTS — A U.S.-Canadian agency is suggesting ways the two nations can help prevent flame-retardant chemicals from polluting the Great Lakes.
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