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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 23, 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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LANSING, Mich. — It’s a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide offices, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette might be on the fast track to winning the Michigan governor’s race in November. One reason he’s not: President Donald Trump. Schuette is an outspoken supporter of the president, who narrowly won the state in 2016 but has declined in popularity since. As with many races around the country, this year’s midterm campaigns for governor are in many ways proxy fights over support or opposition to the Trump administration. By David Eggert and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: About 1100 words, photos.


— BC-US-Election 2018-Governors-Glance, a summary of every governor’s race.



EAST STROUDSBURG — With rainfall totals 50 percent higher than average, the region endured one of the wettest summers in history during 2018. While rushing waters and rapids may sound like a thrill seekers’ dream, the increased precipitation has produced one of the worst summers in memory for river rental companies. “We were severely impacted by the higher water levels this year. Especially, July and August,” said Brad Sweeney, manager of Chamberlain Canoes. “Everybody that is in the rental business was severely impacted by the higher than average water levels.” Patrick Campbell, Pocono Record. SENT: About 560 words.


BODY IN FIELD — An autopsy is planned Monday on a man found dead in a Pennsylvania field — and whose body authorities suspect was dumped at the site.



PHILADELPHIA — The Indianapolis Colts plays Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.


ATLANTA — Anibal Sanchez starts for the Atlanta Braves as the NL East champions take it easy against the Phillies a day after winning their first division title since 2013. Aaron Nola pitches for Philadelphia. By George Henry. UPCOMING. 700 words with photos. Game starts at 1:35 p.m. EDT.


PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers finish up a three-game series at PNC Park on Sunday. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 1:35 p.m. EDT.


HONOLULU — Cole McDonald threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers and Hawaii limited Duquesne to just 166 total yards as the Rainbow Warriors beat the Dukes 42-21 on Saturday night.


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