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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

July 6, 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. Bruce Shipkowski is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — On paper, Richard Strauss was a well-regarded Ohio State University physician who examined young athletes for decades as a team doctor and sports-medicine researcher. Some former athletes recall him differently: Locker-room voyeur. Serial groper. “Dr. Jelly Paws.” His personnel file indicates he previously worked at the University of Pennsylvania. By Kantele Franko, Andrew Welsh-Huggins and John Seewer. SENT: 1,200 words. AP Photos.


PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia protesters angry over federal immigration policies have shifted their protests to City Hall a day after police cleared out their encampment of tents, canopies and umbrellas outside federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney says he sympathizes with the demonstrators and calls ICE policies “cruel.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words. AP Photos.


—CAR CRASHES INTO GAS STATION — Authorities say a drunk driver crashed into a pump at a Pennsylvania gas station, sparking a fire that killed an employee who became trapped inside the burning service station building.

—STOLEN CAR-ACCIDENTS — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man backed over his mother and another man while stealing her car and then crashed it.

— TATTOO-ID — Police say a Pennsylvania man suspected of drug offenses who tried to hide his identity was given away by his tattoo, which spelled out his name.

— BUS CRASH-PHILADELPHIA — A bus has crashed into a home in Philadelphia, killing one and leaving three others injured.

— CAR CRASHES INTO HOME — Police say a driver fleeing police crashed into a Pennsylvania home, damaging it badly.

— SWIMMER DROWNS — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man drowned after he became fatigued while swimming at the New Jersey shore on the Fourth of July.


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