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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

July 10, 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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It’s a beautiful day in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you’ll have to head to Pennsylvania. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic PBS children’s television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” hosted by the late Fred Rogers. A new documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” has helped rekindle interest in his legacy. Those who grew up watching the show, which aired from 1968 to 2001, along with fans of the new film, may want to plan a trip on Pennsylvania’s Fred Rogers Trail. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: About 630 words.


PHILADELPHIA — The dean of Temple University’s business school has been forced out over falsified data submitted to rankings organizations about its online master’s program.


BERLIN, N.Y. — A land-sharing startup called Tentrr matches landowners looking for extra cash with vacationers yearning for solitude under the stars. The Manhattan-based company’s CEO, Michael D’Agostino, says it’s like Airbnb for the great outdoors. The company is backed by $15 million in venture capital and has established 500 sites in the Northeast from Pennsylvania to Maine since it began in 2015 in the Catskills. By Mary Esch. AP photos.


Fresh off a breakout year in 2017, comedian Hasan Minhaj is ready to turn his wit to diagnosing the larger issues facing America. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: About 500 words.



ERIE — A garage on the grounds was converted in the off-season to house a gift shop, orientation room, restroom and space for lighthouse staff and volunteers. A $300,000 investment in 2017 in a 145-year-old Erie asset appears to be paying off. Attendance is up markedly at Presque Isle Lighthouse, said Michael Sullivan, executive director of the lighthouse, who credits off-season improvements to the facility as perhaps the biggest reason for the larger crowds. A two-car garage on the grounds was converted to house a gift shop, orientation room, restroom and space for lighthouse staff and volunteers. The lighthouse’s ability to draw a crowd was in evidence over the past weekend. Valerie Myers, Erie Times-News.


UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR KILLED — Authorities say a man accused of fatally stabbing and shooting a university professor and killing the victim’s dog inside the Pennsylvania home they shared remains at large.

KILLED INSIDE CAR — Authorities have captured a man sought in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend who was found inside her car in suburban Philadelphia shortly after a 911 caller reported her life was in danger.

POLICE SHOOTING-TEEN KILLED — A Pennsylvania man accused of driving through a crowd of people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager has been charged with reckless endangerment.

SAILOR DIES — A U.S. Navy sailor from Pennsylvania has been killed in a training exercise.

MAN KILLED-BULLDOZER — Police say a bulldozer ran over and killed a man who was fleeing officers in Pennsylvania.



The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates continue a three-game series on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. EDT.


NEW YORK — Both starting pitchers will be making their major league debut when the Phillies play the Mets at Citi Field. Philadelphia plans to call up 22-year-old Enyel De Los Santos from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he was 9-3 with a 1.89 ERA in 16 starts. New York will bring up 28-year-old Drew Gagnon from Triple-A Las Vegas, where he was 1-4 with a 4.67 ERA in 17 starts. By Scott Orgera. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. EDT.


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