AP-PA–Pennsylvania News Digest, PA




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

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TOP STORIES:

GAS DRILLING-ROYALTY FIGHT

WYALUSING, Pa. — Jan Brown's royalty statements show why so many landowners are upset with the natural-gas drilling industry amid a historic collapse in prices. A few months ago, the nation's second-largest gas producer, Chesapeake Energy Corp., siphoned $2,201 worth of gas from his 240-acre property — but paid him only $359 after taking deductions for transportation and processing. Brown feels cheated and duped. In Pennsylvania and other leading gas-producing states, a battle royal has developed over royalties, with landowners bitterly disputing the sums that some drillers have been taking from royalty checks already severely diminished by persistently low prices. UPCOMING: About 890 words. By Michael Rubinkam. AP Photos.

HEROIN OVERDOSES-BACKLASH

CINCINNATI — First responders in U.S. communities reeling from waves of heroin overdoses say some people think they should just say no to using so many resources for drug abusers. By Dan Sewall. SENT: About 950 words.

LAW STUDENT SLAIN

YORK — A man who was a teenager at the time of the central Pennsylvania murder of a law student for which he was sentenced to life in prison has been resentenced to 30 years to life.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-BIRTHERISM

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats wasted no time looking for political opportunity after Donald Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. Just hours later, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York was on Philadelphia R&B station, WDAS, critiquing Trump's behavior. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: About 630 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-PARENT BEHIND BARS

PITTSBURGH — Kayla Bowyer was 3 months old when her mother went to jail. Her 45-year-old grandmother took care of her, and Bowyer lived with "Grams" until she was 18. Bowyer's mom, Rose Bowyer, was a crack cocaine addict. She was locked up multiple times during her daughter's childhood. Kayla Bowyer had a hard time with her mom's absence. "My grandmother told me that I would sit and cry, just stare out of the window and cry for hours whenever she would leave," said Bowyer, 27. "It was really hard because every time I saw her leave, I never knew when she was coming back." Some 8,500 Allegheny County kids have an incarcerated parent and 35,000 have one on probation or parole. Madasyn Czebiniak, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. SENT: About 680 words.

IN BRIEF:

POTTSTOWN SLAYING — A southeastern Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to nine to 20 years in state prison in the murder of a man during what authorities called a dispute about money related to drug deals.

PITTSBURGH RACE-CARDIAC ARREST — Authorities say a runner who went into cardiac arrest and collapsed during a Pittsburgh race was treated by paramedics at the scene and is expected to survive.

CRASH INTO BOOKSTORE — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a two-vehicle crash sent a sport utility vehicle into the University of Pittsburgh bookstore, injuring three people.

FALL FOLIAGE — Leaf-peeping season is running a little behind schedule this year. Observers for Empire State Development's I Love New York program say changes are just beginning in the Adirondacks.

SPORTS:

FBN--STEELERS-EAGLES

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz and the Eagles host Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers in an intrastate matchup between a pair of 2-0 teams. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 4:25 p.m. EDT.

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— FBN--Steelers-Eagles Folo.

BBM--PHILLIES-METS

NEW YORK — Robert Gsellman (2-2) starts in the New York Mets' final scheduled home game of the regular season, and Jake Thompson (3-5) is on the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies, who took a 10-run lead before holding on for a 10-8 win Saturday night. By Ronald Blum. Starts 1:10 p.m. EDT.

BBN--NATIONALS-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH — The Washington Nationals, fresh off clinching their third NL East title in five years, finish up a three-game series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. Game begins at 1:35 p.m. EDT. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BBN--NATIONALS CLINCH

PITTSBURGH — Dusty Baker couldn't help but smile as he watched his players pour champagne and beer on each other. The Washington Nationals clinched their third National League East title in five years on Saturday night. They beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 and watched on TV in the clubhouse as the New York Mets were eliminated from the division race 20 minutes later with a 10-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. By John Perrotto. SENT: About 680 words.

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