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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 28, 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. Mark Scolforo is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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BROWNSTOWN — Two friends who set up a GoFundMe page for a Pennsylvania man who’d been holding yard sales to pay for his own funeral expenses say they’ve received so many donations they are planning to help other veterans in similar situations. David Dunkleberger and his friend Ed Sheets pulled into a yard sale in Brownstown last month. The man running it, 66-year-old Willie Davis, said he was selling his belongings to pay for his funeral. SENT: 511 words, photos.


— MAN SHOOTS PARENTS — Authorities say a man fatally shot his father and wounded his mother following an argument in their Pennsylvania home.

— TRACTOR-TRAILERS CRASH — A crash involving four tractor-trailers and another vehicle on an interstate highway in eastern Pennsylvania has left at least one person seriously injured.

— SCHOOL BUS CRASH-STUDENTS INJURED — Authorities say a school bus with students aboard has collided with a pickup truck in Pittsburgh, leaving some students with minor injuries.

— PHILADELPHIA LIBRARIES — Fewer than half of the branches of Philadelphia’s public libraries will be open on Saturdays this fall because of a lack of funding.

— YOUTH GROUP LEADER-SEX ABUSE CHARGES — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with child sexual abuse dating back to his time as a youth group leader at a Maryland church decades ago.

— BRICK THROWN-SCHOOL BUS — Philadelphia police say two children were injured when a brick was thrown through a school bus window.

— HIGHWAY DEATH — A man has died after being struck by a tractor-trailer driven by a Pennsylvania man on Interstate 95 in Massachusetts.

— HARVARD ENDOWMENT — Harvard University says its endowment has grown to $39.2 billion after returning 10 percent on its investments in the last fiscal year.



— When Ohio State plays at Penn State, Happy Valley glows. For the third straight meeting between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium, the game will be played at night and Penn State is going into whiteout mode — 107,000 fans, pretty much all of them dressed in white, waving those bright, sparkly pom-poms and screaming themselves hoarse as “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes blares over the loudspeakers. By Ralph Russo. AP photos.


BOSTON — Boston College coach Steve Addazio got his team back into full pads the next day after a loss at Purdue. The sloppy 30-13 loss against the Boilermakers dropped the Eagles (3-1) out of the Top 25. They’ll look to regroup Saturday in a nonconference matchup against Temple (2-2). By Ken Powtak.


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