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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

October 10, 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 — Fourth and fifth graders from across Pennsylvania submitted questions for the state’s gubernatorial candidates. Some of the best questions will be asked at a forum for students at the Philadelphia School District in attempt to get kids involved in civics. By Claudia Lauer.


DOYLESTOWN — Prosecutors say a former Pennsylvania township official and his girlfriend spiked a woman’s drink and used a hidden camera to take sexually explicit photographs of her while she was unconscious.


STRANGULATION DEATH-CONVICTION — A man has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in the strangulation death of a woman in her northwestern Pennsylvania apartment last year.

STUDENTS STRUCK-TEEN DRIVER — Authorities say a teenage driver struck and injured six students near a Pittsburgh high school.

VIDEO GAMES DISPUTE-DAD CHARGED — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man punched an officer in the face during an argument with his son over video games.



Clemson coach Dabo Swinney breathed a big sigh of relief when his Tigers remained unbeaten — barely — in a come-from-behind victory over Syracuse. The winning touchdown in a 27-23 triumph just over a week ago was scored with less than a minute to play — in Death Valley, no less, before more than 80,000 rabid fans. And it came against a team that has won just one Atlantic Coast Conference road game in three seasons under Dino Babers. This season is shaping up to be one of even greater parity in the ACC. By John Kekis. SENT: About 1240 words.


Now that Eric Winston is no longer playing pro football, he’s not exactly soaking up the rays in some exotic locale. He’s preparing for the rest of his life by attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, while also handling a myriad of duties as president of the NFL players’ union. Yes, Winston, 34, has the funds to make an easier transition from the football field to the field of business after a 12-year NFL career. Many of his peers do, too. And many don’t. By Barry Wilner. SENT: About 830 words, photos.


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