BC-PA–Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

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. Kristen deGroot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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NEW YORK — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.


PHILADELPHIA — In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace — if not for questions around his conduct with teenage boys. The long shadow of the Jerry Sandusky scandal makes a group's attempt to honor Tilden an uphill battle. By Kristen de Groot. SENT: 843 words, AP Photos.


—FORMER COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER-FRAUD — Two leaders of a defunct financial holding company, including a former Villanova University basketball player, have been convicted of using a circular loan scheme in an effort to defraud the U.S. Treasury Department's bank bailout program seven years ago.

—EINHORN TRANSFERRED — A man convicted of killing of his ex-girlfriend and hiding her body in a locked closet for years has been moved from the medium-security prison he's been held at since his 2002 conviction to a minimum-security prison.

—STUDENT BEATEN-SETTLEMENT — Officials are considering paying $160,000 to a student who was beaten by an assistant principal in Philadelphia's Frankford High School.

—POLICE RAID WRONG HOME — Philadelphia police plan to address how officers raided the wrong home looking for suspects in a home invasion.

—MEADOWS CASINO-GAMBLING ADDICTS — The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in western Pennsylvania has been fined $40,000 for allowing two people who excluded themselves from gambling to make wagers anyway, and cited for mailing promotional materials to other problem gamblers.

—TEMPLE UNIVERSITY FRATERNITY ROBBED — Temple University has issued an alert after a student reported being robbed by a gunman in a fraternity house.

—SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL-FIGHT — The district attorney and police are investigating after video surfaced of two students fighting at an eastern Pennsylvania high school for children with special needs.

—CAMPUS CAFE-ILLNESSES — Carnegie Mellon University says 15 students have diarrhea, nausea and vomiting and 13 of those cases have been directly linked to a cafe on campus.

—EARTHQUAKE NEAR FRACKING — The state Department of Environmental Protection is investigation whether fracking contributed to two small earthquakes near a western Pennsylvania drilling operation.

—FATAL BURGETTSTOWN SHOOTING — A Pittsburgh-area man has been fatally shot after going to visit his ex-girlfriend in Washington County.

—NAKED SUSPECT FLEES HOSPITAL — A Pittsburgh man has been jailed after he twice ran away from police, the second time when he escaped from a hospital while naked.


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