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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

July 15, 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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TOP STORIES:

PENNSYLVANIA-RIVER DROWNINGS

Several recent drowning deaths in Pennsylvania rivers, including two in the same state park, illustrate the danger these waterways can pose. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: About 690 words, photos.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-WALK ACROSS AMERICA

YORK HAVEN — At little after 9 a.m. Monday, James Smith took a knee on the sidewalk outside the Rutter’s on West Market Street, at the intersection with Route 116, as a couple of friends worked on strapping a small backpack, containing his laptop and notebooks and such, to a larger pack that contained what will be his worldly possessions for the next five and a half months. And then he said so long to his friends and began walking, taking the first steps of what might turn out to be a 3,000-mile journey across America in search of decency and compassion. He’s calling it the Point The Thumb Journey, the idea being that instead of pointing your finger at someone else, point your thumb at yourself. Mike Argento, York Daily Record. SENT: About 920 words.

IN BRIEF:

DECK COLLAPSE — Authorities say 10 people were taken to a hospital after a deck collapse in eastern Pennsylvania, but none of the injuries were said to be life-threatening.

SPORTS:

BBN--BREWERS-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates head into the All-Star break finishing up a five-game series on Sunday. Game begins at 1:35 p.m. EDT.

BBN--PHILLIES-MARLINS

MIAMI — Enyel De Los Santos will be called up from Triple-A to start Sunday for the Phillies against the Marlins and Jose Urena. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game scheduled to begin at 1:10 p.m. EDT.

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