BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA
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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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STATE UNIVERSITIES-BACKGROUND CHECKS
HARRISBURG _ The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider whether the 14 state-owned universities should be allowed to make all employees submit background checks and inform the schools if they are arrested for serious crimes. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.
OSCARS-KEVIN HART-HOMOPHOBIC TWEETS
NEW YORK _ Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn’t want to be a distraction. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” wrote the Philadelphia native. By Jake Coyle. AP Photos CAET203-1211171431.
_PHILADELPHIA CITY ARCHIVES _ Alexander Hamilton’s tax records, the blueprints for the largest municipal building in the United States and police logs of horse thieves all have a new home now that the Philadelphia City Archives has opened its state-of-the art facility.
_ DEADLY HOME SHOOTING-PHILADELPHIA _ Authorities say a shooting in a Philadelphia home that left three men dead may be drug-related.
_ASIAN LONGHORNED TICK _ In the year since the Asian longhorned tick was officially spotted in New Jersey, it’s expanded to eight more states.
_ CRASH-STUDENTS KILLED _ Police have filed homicide charges against a woman who they say caused a crash in Pennsylvania that killed two students and injured several other people.
ATLANTA _ Georgia Tech hired Temple coach Geoff Collins on Friday, choosing a Georgia native with a background in defense to replace Paul Johnson as the Yellow Jackets coach. Collins, 47, is a former Florida and Mississippi State defensive coordinator and Georgia Tech assistant who was 15-10 in two seasons at Temple. By Charles Odum.
AP Photos NY163-0915181952, FBNCTR-1205181134.
WEST POINT, N.Y. _ President Donald Trump will officiate the coin toss before the Army-Navy game on Saturday. West Point made the announcement on Friday leading to the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, where the No. 22 Black Knights (9-2) play the Midshipmen (3-9).
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