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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

August 2, 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. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Returning to an area that played pivotal role in his 2016 election, President Donald Trump campaigns for US Senate candidate Lou Barletta. UPCOMING: 130 words by 4 p.m., updating from 7 p.m. rally, 500 words by 9 p.m., photos.


PITTSBURGH — The parents of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the police officer charged in the shooting. SENT: 400 words.


— FUGITIVE SOUGHT-THREATS — The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service say a man who allegedly threatened President Trump, a police chief and a district attorney may be driving a van with school markings on it.

— TODDLER MAULED —A 2-year-old boy was attacked and killed by several pit bulls inside a home.

— TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH — New Hampshire state police say one tractor trailer driven by a Pennsylvania man struck another and rolled over on Interstate 95, leaving debris that caused additional crashes on the highway.

— RIDE MALFUNCTION — Several people became nauseous after brakes failed on a pirate ship ride at an amusement park near Pittsburgh, and crews were unable to stop it for 10 minutes.

— FATAL SHOOTING-REC CENTER — Philadelphia police are investigating a rec center shooting that left one teenager dead and another injured.

— SAFE DRIVING-HIGHWAY PATROL — Ohio’s State Highway Patrol says its recent enforcement and awareness effort focused on the Move Over law resulted in 586 citations issued to motorists. The initiative from July 22 through July 28 included state police in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.



PHILADELPHIA — Nick Pivetta (6-9) starts for the NL East-leading Phillies in the opener of a four-game set against Miami, which sends Trevor Richards (3-5) to the mound. By Rob Maaddi.


Artie Burns and Joe Haden are hoping a full offseason and training camp together can help the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs regain some of their swagger in 2018. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.


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