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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 21, 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. 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:

ELECTION 2018-OBAMA

PHILADELPHIA — Barack Obama comes to Philadelphia to campaign for Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey. By Juana Summers. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m.

Eds: Developing from 2:30 p.m. event.

EX-MAYOR HONOR-MOVE BOMBING

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia City Councilman is moving forward with co-naming a portion of a Philadelphia street after W. Wilson Goode, the city’s first black mayor, over protests for community members who recall Goode’s participation in the 1985 MOVE bombing that killed 11 people including five children and burned nearly 60 rowhomes. By Claudia Lauer. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— UNEMPLOYMENT RATE-PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate hit a nearly two-decade low in August, even as payrolls slipped below July’s record high.

— TODDLER DEATH — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of a friend’s toddler son.

— DEER DEATHS — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating reports of dozens of dead deer in two counties.

— ASSAULT CHARGES-TEACHER ACQUITTED — A former middle school teacher in Pennsylvania who was fired despite being acquitted of assaulting a student in 2015 has settled his lawsuit against the district for $950,000.

— SERIAL ROBBERIES — Philadelphia police continue to search for a pair of armed robbers they say have held up at least a dozen businesses.

— GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE — An organization that represents states in the Great Lakes region says governments should push harder to protect water quality through use of “green infrastructure.”

SPORTS:

CAR--SPRINT CAR-DRIVER KILLED

YORK HAVEN — Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.

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