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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

August 6, 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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TOP STORIES:

EQUESTRIAN-SEX ABUSE

Judges, event organizers and riders were caught off-guard earlier this year when a well-known equestrian judge got booted out of one of the year’s biggest horse shows. The judge’s name had been flagged by the U.S. Center for SafeSport because he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sex assault five years earlier. By Eddie Pells. SENT: About 1440 words.

INJURED OFFICER

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the face and critically injured while helping fellow SWAT officers serve a warrant at a city home, authorities said Monday.

BUSINESS:

RITE AID-OUTLOOK SLASHED

Rite Aid is chopping its annual profit forecast three days before its shareholders vote on whether to approve the sale of the company.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-HOME REPAIR MINISTRY

UNIONTOWN — “You don’t have to be given anything,” Kiara Perez, 16, said while she and four others took a break from repairing a home on Searight Avenue in Uniontown. “Just giving back is enough.” Perez, 16, of St. Charles, Minn., was one of 343 teenagers across nine different states to travel last month to Laurel Highlands High School, their home base while they broke off into small groups to provide free home repair for elderly, low-income and disabled homeowners in the Uniontown area. The program was a partnership between Group Mission Trips, a Colorado-based nonprofit mission ministry, and the Neighborhood Partnership Program through Fayette County Community Action Agency. “It’s strangers helping strangers,” said Ray Cerrone, an adult who came with a group of 56 from Shenendehowa United Methodist Church in Clifton Park, N.Y. Mike Tony, (Uniontown) Herald-Standard. SENT: About 800 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL MOBILE HOME FIRE — A second person has died of injuries sustained in a fire in a western Pennsylvania mobile home.

PHILADELPHIA ID CARDS — The city if Philadelphia is planning to issue municipal identification cards for people who don’t have other forms of identification such as driver’s licenses.

FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT — Commuters in Pittsburgh who use its light rail system are feeling the after-effects of a freight train derailment.

FATAL CRASH — Philadelphia police say a motorcyclist who collided head-on with a car that was involved in an apparent street race has died.

SPORTS:

BBN--PHILLIES-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — Right-hander Jake Arrieta looks to continue a strong run in July into August when the Philadelphia Phillies face the Arizona Diamondbacks and right-hander Zack Godley. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 9:40 p.m. EDT.

BBN--PIRATES-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies return home to host Pittsburgh on Monday night after going 2-5 on a road swing. The Rockies will send lefty Kyle Freeland to the mound, while the Pirates counter with righty Joe Musgrove. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.

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