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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

December 5, 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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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A top Republican state senator is planning legislation to block, for the time being, Gov. Tom Wolf’s drive to force counties to buy new voting machines in time for the 2020 presidential election as a safeguard against hacking. By Marc Levy. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. ET.


_MAN RE-ARRESTED _ Police say a Pennsylvania man released from jail immediately stole a car from its parking lot. Westmoreland County Prison officials say that moments after 36-year-old Thomas Lee Williams was released, he attacked a woman in the parking lot Tuesday evening and stole her car with the victim’s 1-year-old in the back seat.

_POLICE FATALLY SHOOT MAN _ A Philadelphia police officer fatally shot a man who ran into a stranger’s house and pulled a knife on the officer who followed him inside.

— PHILADELPHIA-POLICE KILL DRIVER — A Philadelphia police officer won’t face charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist this summer.

— GAME WARDEN ATTACKED — State police have arrested two men who they say attacked a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer who was investigating a possible hunting violation.

— DOCTOR-FRAUD CHARGES — A federal judge in Delaware has scheduled a May sentencing for a Maryland doctor who was charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud and making false statements on loan applications.

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE — Michigan regulators have issued a permit that allows more anchor supports to bolster twin oil pipelines in the Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac.

_GUN ON SCHOOL BUS-TEENS CHARGED _ Police in western Pennsylvania say two teens have been charged after a gun was brought onto a school bus and video was posted on social media.



Marshall plays Duquesne at A.J. Palumbo Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.


Loyola (MD) plays Drexel at Daskalakis Athletic Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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