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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

August 24, 2018

Good morning! 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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CLERGY ABUSE-A PARISH’S PREDATORS

SHAVERTOWN, Pa. — A lacerating grand jury report on sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania is especially difficult reading for a church where five of the accused priests served as pastor. For parishioners of St. Therese’s Church, outside Wilkes-Barre in northeastern Pennsylvania, the report dredged up painful memories of broken trust and provoked disgust at church leaders who kept abusive priests on the job. At least two instances took place at the church, according to the grand jury. St. Therese’s lost a pastor over sexual misconduct as recently as 2006. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 820 words. AP Photos RPMR101-0824181327.

ELECTION SECURITY-TOOMEY CAMPAIGN

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says Google alerted the Pennsylvania Republican’s office that hackers with ties to a “nation-state” had sent phishing emails to old campaign email accounts. Steve Kelly says Google alerted Toomey’s office earlier this week about the attempt to infiltrate email accounts. Kelly says the accounts hadn’t been used since the end of the 2016 campaign, and the nation-state wasn’t identified. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

MODEL FOUND DEAD

ARDMORE, Pa. — Authorities say a model found dead this week in the bedroom of her apartment in Philadelphia’s affluent Main Line suburb was strangled. Lower Merion police say officers conducting a wellness check found 36-year-old Christina Carlin-Kraft around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday inside her first-floor unit at the Cambridge Square apartments in Ardmore. Her death has since been ruled a homicide. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL STATE POLICE SHOOTING — Pennsylvania state police say a trooper shot and killed man during a brief street encounter.

— QUADRUPLE SHOOTING —Police are investigating a shooting that injured four people in northeast Philadelphia.

— STOLEN SUV-CHILD DRIVER — A crash involving a stolen SUV driven by a 12-year-old boy in Pittsburgh has led to numerous charges against him and another child.

SPORTS:

INDYCAR-WICKENS INJURED

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — IndyCar said Friday that Canadian driver Robert Wickens underwent surgery this week on his right arm and lower extremities and tests found no additional injuries from his crash at Pocono last weekend. Wickens has had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord injury. IndyCar said the severity of the spinal cord injury is still unknown and Wickens will require additional corrective surgery and rehabilitation. He remains hospitalized in Pennsylvania.

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