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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 30, 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:

SMALLER LEGISLATURE

HARRISBURG — A proposal that’s kicked around for years to shrink the size of the Legislature may not be dead, but it’s barely clinging to life after being amended this week to add back in the Senate. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: About 610 words.

CAR EXPLOSION-PENNSYLVANIA

ALLENTOWN — Federal and local authorities are investigating a car explosion in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown that claimed the life of at least one person. SENT: About 240 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-SHARING VENISON

SOMERSET — Last year 500 pounds of ground venison was donated to needy Somerset County families through the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program. The program, started in 1991, allows hunters to donate deer harvests to feed needy people free of charge. Roger Raley, owner of Raley’s Custom Butchering in Somerset, one of the two sites designated for Somerset County deer, said the program continues to grow and it fed a lot of people last year. Thomas Smoked Meats in Richland is also listed as a Somerset County processor. “It blesses many people,” Raley said. “Ground meat is universal. They can use it for many different things.” Michelle Ganassi, (Somerset) Daily American. SENT: About 430 words.

IN BRIEF:

YOUTH FOOTBALL COACH SHOT — An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in a shooting that wounded a youth football coach during a team practice in a Pittsburgh park.

SPORTS:

FBN--EAGLES-TITANS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Philadelphia Eagles makes a rare trip to Tennessee to play the Tennessee Titans with the winner finishing September with a 3-1 record. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. EDT.

FBN--RAVENS-STEELERS

PITTSBURGH — The Baltimore Ravens visit AFC North rival Pittsburgh on Sunday night. The Steelers (1-1-1) have won three straight over Baltimore (2-1). By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 8:20 p.m. EDT.

BBN--PIRATES-REDS

CINCINNATI — The Pirates and Reds wrap up their seasons at Great American Ball Park, where the teams will open next season on March 28. Clay Holmes (1-3) faces Sal Romano (8-11). By Joe Kay. Game starts at 3:10 p.m. EDT.

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