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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 20, 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. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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EAST GOSHEN — Pennsylvania man who was apparently upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce was found dead early Thursday, several hours after he shot at her and later killed his own parents. Bruce Rogal, 59, died after a manhunt and a police chase that ended when he crashed his car at the Glenmoore home he had shared with his wife, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said. SENT: 282 words.


MASONTOWN — Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from a hospital, officials said Thursday. The three were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, following Wednesday’s shooting in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Fayette County. The two men, ages 35 and 47, and a 39-year-old woman were all released Wednesday night, the hospital said. SENT: 219 words, photos.


HARRISBURG — Just as with presidential candidates, the nation’s other executive branch leaders — state governors — are not required to release their tax returns and often don’t. It’s an issue that is playing out this year among several hotly contested races. By Marc Levy. SENT: 1,118 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. By Maryclaire Dale. SENT: 925 words, photos.


PITTSBURGH — A receptionist who used a child’s booster seat to fight off a pit bull that was attacking a 12-year-old boy is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners on Thursday. SENT: 678 words.


OXFORD — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer — native bees, moths, butterflies, ladybugs, lovebugs, mayflies and fireflies — appear to be less abundant. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 1,254 words, photos and video.


— POLICE SHOOTING-TEEN KILLED — A judge has recused himself from overseeing the homicide trial of a Pennsylvania police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager as he fled a traffic stop.

— INSIDER TRADING-NFL PLAYER — The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud.

INTERSTATE 83 PROJECT — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation say a $58 million construction project in York County is behind schedule.



Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven’t been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on Sept. 29. Penn State needed overtime to beat Appalachian State in the season opener. Ohio State ? There’s been nothing to complain about on the field, going 3-0 with a victory against TCU during coach Urban Meyer’s suspension. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 724 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA — Tre Hood last headlined for Temple at a bowl game bash on the beach. The Owls didn’t have to look beyond the depth chart to book the star attraction for a team party. Hood swapped the playbook for a microphone and spit some rhymes in Florida before the Owls played last December in the Gasparilla Bowl in Florida. By Dan Gelston. AP photos.


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