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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

October 7, 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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HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf seems to be barely breaking a sweat in running a disciplined and conservative re-election campaign. By Marc Levy. SENT: About 730 words.



PITTSBURGH — It was a lovely night for a “Dead” resurrection. Fifty years after George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” made its world premiere at the Fulton Theater on Sixth Street, Downtown, there was an anniversary party. On hand Saturday night at what is now the Byham Theater, there were hundreds of fans, some of whom just happened to star in the film all those years ago. Romero spent most of his filmmaker career in Pittsburgh but was living in Toronto at the time of his death in 2017. “You know how people say ‘it takes a village,’ but in this case, it takes a city -- Pittsburgh,” said Suzanne DesRocher Romero, Mr. Romero’s widow. Maria Sciullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.



PITTSBURGH — The Atlanta Falcons (1-3) visit the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2-1) on Sunday. The Steelers have never lost to Atlanta at home but have dropped three consecutive games at Heinz Field. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 1 p.m. EDT.


PHILADELPHIA — The Minnesota Vikings play the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.


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