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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 16, 2018

Good afternoon! 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. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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HAZLETON — Federal authorities suspect a man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials may have stolen a truck overnight from the same northeastern Pennsylvania business he is believed to have burglarized earlier this month.


SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah is moving ahead with its plans to construct a $140 million arena. The Savannah City Council recently awarded AECOM Hunt an $11.2 million construction management contract for the planned facility. Ice hockey is expected to be a key component of Savannah’s arena. The PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., is one of the design firm’s projects that is very similar in scale to the type of arena being planned for Savannah. SENT: About 350 words.



ERIE — A steel emergency intake gear tower, built in 1906, and removed in November 2017 from Presque Isle State Park’s Waterworks area, has been refurbished and is scheduled to be reinstalled on Wednesday near its original ferry slip location. The iconic 33-foot-high structure, which has been mistaken as a lighthouse by park visitors for decades, has undergone an $80,000 facelift in a project funded primarily by the Dan and Sallie Shipley Charitable Fund. In the summer of 2017, the Shipleys took a water taxi to the peninsula’s Waterworks area and noticed the rusted, faded and deteriorating intake tower, which housed non-operational emergency water intake valve gear. The valve apparatus had not been operational for decades. Ron Leonardi, Erie Times-News. SENT: About 1500 words.




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