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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

October 8, 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:

BEAGLES RESCUED

PHILADELPHIA — Animal welfare workers say 71 beagles have been removed from “deplorable conditions” in a home in Pennsylvania. Barbara Morgan, an officer with the Lehigh County Humane Society, she expects to file charges against the owner of the rural home near Allentown where the dogs were discovered. Many were sickly and underweight. Staffers were called to the home over noise complaints, but were shocked to find so many dogs. By Kristen De Groot. SENT: NewsNow. UPCOMING: About 300 words by noon EDT.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-RAFTING VETERANS

OHIOPYLE — Enjoying life: it’s just one of the things they went to war to preserve. On Friday, a group of veterans came together to seek adventure and savor the day as a unit by hitting the rapids of the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle State Park. One of those veterans, Gail Schnell, who is a U.S. Army veteran from the Washington, D.C., area, said she looked forward to the trip because getting together with other veterans is one of the things she really misses about the military. The trip is part of a program hosted by Gathering of Mountain Eagles, a non-profit group of former soldiers and their family members, who established the all-volunteer organization to provide challenging adventure, recreational and relaxation experiences for those who fought in Afghanistan, Iraq, Desert Storm and Vietnam. Amy Fauth, The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard. SENT: About 770 words.

IN BRIEF:

WAREHOUSE FIRE — Firefighters continue to battle an intense and smoky fire in a vacant warehouse that has been burning for several hours.

BLOCK PARTIES — Philadelphia residents can return to an easier format of submitting applications online to host a block party after a summer rule change made it more difficult.

SPORTS:

BKN--CHINA TRAIL

SHENZHEN, China — Luka Doncic scored 15 points, JJ Barea added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Philadelphia 76ers 115-112 on Monday night to earn a split of the teams’ NBA China Games series. SENT: About 580 words.

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