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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

July 11, 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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PHILADELPHIA — Over 2,500 inmates at a Pennsylvania maximum security prison are being transferred to a brand new facilty about a mile down the road. UPCOMING: About 300 words.


TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio’s governor is set to announce new steps to combat toxic algae in Lake Erie. Republican Gov. John Kasich’s office says he’ll announce a new plan on Wednesday to deal with water quality issues. SENT: NewsNow, will be updated.



ASHLAND — A new tour to show how safety inspections are done each day has been created at the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train tourist attraction. Called the “Pre-Shift Experience,” the walking tour goes into the mine in the morning before the regular tour with the mine train and cars begin. Certified mine foreman Brad Purcell will enter the mine for his official mandated inspection about 7:30 a.m. before the pre-shift experience. “He (Purcell) will show what he has to do when he does an inspection,” said Chastity Moran, Pioneer Tunnel business manager. Pioneer Tunnel is a horizontal drift mine, with its level tunnel running 1,800 feet straight into the side of the Mahanoy Mountain. John E. Usalis, (Pottsville) Republican-Herald. SENT: About 800 words.


JUNKYARD FIRE-PHILADELPHIA — Authorities are working to extinguish a stubborn junkyard fire in Philadelphia more than 12 hours after the blaze was discovered.

RECYCLING PLANT ACCIDENT — Authorities say a man was rescued after falling into a pit at an eastern Pennsylvania recycling plant.

NURSE-INMATE SEX — Police officers say their training kicked in when they resuscitated a 2-year-old who was found unresponsive in a swimming pool in New Jersey’s largest city.

POLICE SHOOTING-TEEN KILLED — A Pennsylvania city council has voted to ask the governor and state Senate to remove their mayor over comments she made on social media suggesting people protesting the police killing of an unarmed black teenager be hit with water cannons.

PHILADELPHIA ROWHOME FIRE-TWO DEAD — Firefighters have found a man and a woman dead inside a burning Philadelphia row home.



The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates finish a three-game series on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 12:35 p.m. EDT.


NEW YORK — Vince Velasquez is expected back from the disabled list to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies against All-Star ace Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets in the finale of a four-game series. By Charles O’Brien. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. EDT.


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