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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 26, 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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NORRISTOWN — Bill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault. Corrections officials announced Wednesday that Cosby — now known as Inmate No. NN7687 — will serve his sentence at SCI Phoenix, a new state prison about 20 miles from the gated estate where a jury concluded he drugged and molested a woman in 2004. The $400 million lockup opened two months ago and can hold 3,830 inmates. By Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: About 980 words, photos, video.


PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral argument about whether a report into child sexual abuse in the state’s Roman Catholic dioceses should name or identify priests who have challenged its accuracy.


LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon. AP photos and video.



FOX-SKY — 21st Century Fox will sell its remaining stake in British pay TV provider Sky to Comcast in the latest financial wrangling as Disney prepares to acquire Fox’s entertainment assets

MENINGITIS-PENN STATE — Penn State University officials say a student is being treated for bacterial meningitis.



DENVER — The playoff-chasing Colorado Rockies will send right-hander German Marquez and his blazing fastball to the mound Wednesday night for the third game of a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Marquez has 210 strikeouts this season and is four away from tying the Rockies record set by Ubaldo Jimenez in 2010. The Phillies will throw righty Nick Pivetta (7-13, 4.58). By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.


CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs try again to clinch a playoff spot and maintain their lead in the NL Central when they meet the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jose Quintana starts for the Cubs, whose division lead is down to a half-game over Milwaukee. Ivan Nova pitches for Pittsburgh.


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — When James Franklin took over, Penn State was filling holes on its offensive line with defensive tackles, and the results weren’t good. But over four seasons, Franklin and his staff have recruited and developed one of the best lines in the Big Ten. By Travis Johsnon.


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