AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA
AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA
Aug. 29, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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INSIDER TRADER-NFL PLAYER
PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks used insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. By Claudia Lauer. SENT: NewsNow, will be updated.
HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN
MOUNT HOLLY — A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a $400,000 fundraising campaign to help him.
EXCHANGE-HISTORIC DEED BOOKS
DOYLESTOWN— Bucks County is sending 75 historic deed books to be preserved for generations to come, the first step in a project aiming to save hundreds more. Dating back more than 300 years, the books tell the story of a Bucks County long gone: of colonists and their homes, of land bought and sold, of slaves traded and freed. But for at least the last decade, they've been left to rot. "I was horrified when I saw the books laying on the floor," county Recorder of Deeds Robin Robinson said Tuesday morning at the county warehouse in Doylestown Township. "This is history." Robinson was at the warehouse to see 75 of the historic deed books off on their journey to Essex, Vermont, to be restored and preserved. There are 700 of them in total, battered by extreme swings in temperature and neglected since their pages were digitized years ago. The oldest book her staff found dates back to 1684. "Every book has a treasure in it," Robinson said. James O'Malley, Bucks County Courier Times. SENT: About 660 words.
STOLEN PAINT TRUCK CRASH — Police say man driving a stolen truck carrying a load of white paint crashed into a number of cars and flipped the vehicle, spilling the buckets all over the road and the suspect.
HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER-HEROIN — Authorities say a hit-and-run driver was under the influence of heroin when he struck and killed an elderly man outside a Pennsylvania ice cream shop earlier this month.
TRAIN STATION-FATAL STABBING — Authorities have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a man at a Philadelphia train station.
REC CENTER SHOOTING — Philadelphia police say a bystander was struck during a gunfight near a recreational center where children were playing.
PHILADELPHIA — Jake Arrieta (9-9) goes for Philadelphia and Gio Gonzalez (7-11) starts for the Nationals. By Aaron Bracy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. EDT.
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals try and keep up their winning ways when the continue their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. All-Star Miles Mikolas starts for the Cardinals, while Trevor Williams goes for the Pirates. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m. EDT.
PHILADELPHIA — Christian Hackenberg gets his first audition with the Eagles against his former teammates when the Jets visit for the final preseason game. By Rob Maaddi.
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger feels rejuvenated entering his 15th season. Yet even as the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback considers extending his career beyond 2019, he is well aware that time is of the essence for the two-time defending AFC North champions. With running back Le'Veon Bell likely in his last year wearing black-and-gold, the window earning a third Super Bowl of the Roethlisberger era may be closing soon. By Will Graves. UPCOMING 700 words, photos.
Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Josh Dobbs is playing for a roster spot ... somewhere. Ryan Switzer is trying to find a niche two days after arriving in a trade. Both will get a chance to make a first - or lasting - impression against Carolina in the preseason finale. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
RALEIGH, N.C. — When Atlantic Coast Conference teams open the season this week, their games will air on several television platforms, from ABC and Fox to ESPNU and the CBS Sports Network. A year from now, that list will also include the ACC's own channel. By Aaron Beard. SENT: About 1130 words, photos.
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