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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

July 9, 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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BENSALEM — Police in suburban Philadelphia say they are seeking a man in the slaying of a woman found dead in her car shortly after 911 dispatchers received a call from a woman saying she feared for her life.



JESSUP — From Lee Deangelis’ perspective, “once you get 100 feet up, everything looks better.” A full-time IT professional at the University of Scranton and self-described amateur filmmaker, Deangelis bought his first drone four years ago as the burgeoning technology began to take off among hobbyists. He hoped to experiment with new aerial perspectives and got the chance when Scranton Cooperage caught fire in June 2014, sending plumes of black smoke into the air above his Jessup home.“It was right outside my door, so I just happened to send the drone up and got some pictures,” Deangelis said. “And that’s when I knew that’s what I wanted to do.” Jeff Horvath, The (Scranton) Times-Tribune.


BICYCLISTS SHOT-PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say two people riding bicycles were shot and wounded on a Philadelphia street, including a teenage boy who was shot multiple times at point blank range.

MAN FLEES POLICE-BROKEN LEG — Police say a man broke his leg while fleeing a traffic stop in Pennsylvania.

PHILADELPHIA ZOO-TEEN ARREST — Police in Philadelphia have launched an internal investigation into the arrest of a black teen at the Philadelphia Zoo.

HORSE-DRAWN BUGGY-ACCIDENT — Authorities say a car and a horse-drawn buggy have collided on a Pennsylvania highway, leaving six people in the buggy injured.



PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals open a three-game series on Monday. Ivan Nova starts for Pittsburgh against Washington’s Erick Fedde. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. EDT.


NEW YORK — The first-place Philadelphia Phillies play a single-admission doubleheader against the New York Mets at Citi Field to make up an April 2 postponement. Zach Eflin (7-2, 2.97 ERA) and All-Star ace Aaron Nola (11-2, 2.41) are the scheduled pitchers for Philadelphia. Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.36) and Corey Oswalt (0-1, 7.94) get the ball for the struggling Mets, who were shut out in their last two games. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. First game starts 4:10 p.m. EDT.


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