BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA
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PHILADELPHIA UNION BOSS-INDICTMENT
PHILADELPHIA _A powerful union boss who has held a tight grip on construction jobs and politics in the Philadelphia region and beyond has been indicted in an FBI probe along with a city councilman and at least six others.
TOLEDO, Ohio _ A 21-year-old man accused of plotting a mass shooting at a synagogue in Ohio has been indicted on a federal hate crime charge. SENT: NewsNow, will be updated.
YORK _ In the Fawn Grove workshop he built by hand, using materials from an old oak tree and a house built in the 1860s, Derick Kemper forges steel and iron into works of art. The 34-year-old is a traditional blacksmith. The hammer, anvil and coal-fire forge are the basic, though not the only, tools of his trade. “At the end of the day, you’ve got something you made by hand,” Kemper said. “It’s a lot different than something you’ve made with a bunch of machines.” In addition to making knives and doing custom iron work, Kemper is a trained farrier, a trade he learned at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School. Lindsey O’Laughlin, York Dispatch. SENT: About 820 words.
FOOD TRUCK EXPLOSION-PHILADELPHIA _ A U-Haul subsidiary and the former general manager of one of its Philadelphia stores have pleaded guilty after a food truck explosion that killed a woman and her teenage daughter.
NAVY-URINE SAMPLE-FIRE _ A U.S. Navy sailor is accused of trying to destroy his urine samples in a fire to prevent the test results from being used against him.
NFL STAR-MORTGAGE SCHEME _ The New Jersey Supreme Court won’t hear a request from former NFL star Irving Fryar to overturn his conviction for his role in a mortgage scam.
FLU-CHILD DEATH _ Pennsylvania health officials have confirmed the first child flu-related death of this year’s flu season.
CHICAGO _ No. 14 Villanova looks to go to 8-0 in Big East play when it meets DePaul in frigid Chicago. Coach Jay Wright’s Wildcats have won eight in a row since back-to-back beatings by Pennsylvania and Kansas last month left them with an 8-4 record, matching their loss total each of the previous two seasons. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.
PITTSBURGH _ The NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning begin the stretch run with a visit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The Penguins have dropped four of five. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 8 p.m. EST.
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