AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA
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WEDNESDAY’S TOP STORIES:
HARRISBURG — The Republican speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives says his chamber is poised to take up changes to the state’s limits on child sexual abuse lawsuits, predicting a 2-year window to allow victims with older claims to sue would pass. By Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy. SENT: About 520 words.
— CLERGY ABUSE-PRIEST CLEARED — Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say child sexual abuse allegations against a Florida priest who also has served in the Allentown diocese have been deemed to be false.
YORK — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner says he’d sue the makers of prescription painkillers to recoup Pennsylvania’s cost of dealing with opioid-related addiction. By Marc Levy. SENT: About 340 words.
PHILADELPHIA — After 90 minutes of nonstop singing and piano playing — which had the audience on their feet and desperately waiting for more — Elton John returned to the stage dramatically, and epically. There was the sound of loud thunderstorms, dark blue, smoky lights surrounding the arena, and a grand, candle-lit chandelier on the large screen — all while music in the vein of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” played in the background. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: About 710 words, photos.
EXCHANGE-DISABILITY MENTORING PROGRAM
DOYLESTOWN — Jimmy Garcia scoured the large all-purpose room at Neshaminy Manor, a senior living center in Doylestown Township, ready to spring into action. He walked among the tables where 15 residents were seated, dipping brushes into watercolor paints. If anyone needed clean water to clean their utensil, Jimmy was on it. If a painting was ready to be dried, Jimmy was ready with a hairdryer to help it along. He moved with purpose and with what those close to him say is true pride. Shared Support Inc., a company that assists adults with disabilities by providing mentors, living support and opportunities to contribute to society through volunteering. Christian Menno, Bucks County Courier Times. SENT: About 1020 words.
COUPLE FOUND DEAD — Authorities say the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in their northeastern Pennsylvania home are being investigated as a murder-suicide.
TWO FOUND DEAD — Authorities say the deaths of two people found dead inside a car parked in a Pennsylvania community are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.
TROOPER SHOOTING — State police say troopers shot and wounded an armed man as they were investigating a disturbance at a home in northeastern Pennsylvania.
DOCTORS CHARGED-OPOID PRESCRIPTIONS — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says a fourth doctor has been arrested for unlawful prescribing and other charges as part of a months-long investigation into area physicians accused of overprescribing drugs.
ATV-DEER-FATAL CRASH — Two men have been sentenced in an all-terrain vehicle crash that killed a Pennsylvania high school standout softball player last year.
FATAL CRASH — Philadelphia police say a 31-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his car and crashed into a wooded area.
MINOR EARTHQUAKES-PENNSYLVANIA — Federal officials say two small earthquakes have occurred in eastern Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA — NL Cy Young candidate Aaron Nola (16-4) goes for the Phillies and Stephen Strasburg (7-7) starts for the Nationals in the series finale. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. EDT.
ST. LOUIS — Jameson Taillon won his fourth straight start, Jacob Stallings drove in three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates slowed the Cardinals with a 4-3 victory Wednesday that stopped the Cardinals’ three-game winning streak. By Warren Mayes.
BBN--MVP-CONSIDER A PITCHER?
NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola are going pitch for pitch in the NL Cy Young Award race. Problem is, that prize might not do the trio justice. Not according to baseball’s advanced analytics. With 2½ weeks left in the season, it’s time to ask: Should one of those three be MVP? By Jake Seiner SENT: About 1120 words.
PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles will start for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Tampa Buccaneers on Sunday. The Super Bowl MVP has filled in since Carson Wentz tore two knee ligaments in Week 14 last year. He is 6-1, including the playoffs and the final regular-season game, in which he played only one quarter. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: About 330 words.
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hopes his balky right elbow will be good to go Sunday against Kansas City.
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