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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

July 12, 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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GOVERNOR 2018-PENNSYLVANIA

HARRISBURG — Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for governor, is accusing Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf of proposing a policy that would result in deep funding cuts to certain school districts, a claim Wolf’s campaign says is absurd since state education aid increased by $1 billion under Wolf. Wagner stepped up his campaign’s claim Thursday in a Pittsburgh news conference. He’s insisting that Wolf wants to use a formula approved in 2016 by the Republican-controlled Legislature to direct all state school aid. By Marc Levy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE ACCIDENT — A New York City man who was in a vehicle that overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was killed after he got out of the vehicle and it was hit by a passing tractor-trailer.

— POLICE PURSUIT-MAN DROWNS — Police say a man trying to flee a traffic stop in Philadelphia jumped into a creek and drowned.

— SHOTS FIRED INTO HOME — Authorities say someone fired several shots into a Philadelphia home, leaving one man critically injured and a 95-year-old man wounded.

— PHILADELPHIA ROWHOME FIRE-TWO DEAD — Family members have identified a man and a woman who were found dead inside a burning Philadelphia rowhome.

— BOSTON COLLEGE-PLAYER ASSAULTED — A New Jersey police officer and another man have been charged in connection with an altercation at a Boston pizza shop that landed a Boston College hockey player in the hospital with a serious jaw injury.

— WRE-PENN DONATION — Philadelphia 76ers managing partner and former University of Pennsylvania wrestler Josh Harris has donated $1 million to the Quakers wrestling program.

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