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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. The editor 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with updates.

Also please note: The AP is moving election test reports for the November Pennsylvania general election on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. These test tables are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online.



A look at where Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic candidate Katie McGinty stand on a selection of issues, from abortion to trade. By Marc Levy. UPCOMING: 1200 words.


PHILADELPHIA — Long-simmering racial tensions in one of the country's iconic gay neighborhoods have reached a boil after the release of a video clip in which a club owner repeatedly utters a racial slur, leading to calls for action, including the replacement of Philadelphia's liaison to LGBT residents. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 922 words, AP Photos.


UNDATED_A look at where Pennsylvania's developing medical marijuana program stands. By Megan Trimble. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. Chunky text.


HARRISBURG — The natural gas industry is challenging new regulations that govern surface development of shale gas wells. By Michael Rubinkam. MOVED: 337 words.


PITTSBURGH — A five-year study shows Pittsburgh police are using less force when controlling and arresting people, but still use more force than statistics would project when arresting black people. By Joe Mandak SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m. EDT.


PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police say they're investigating the death of a 17-year-old student who scuffled with staff at a private, residential school for children with special needs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.



TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — States adjacent to Lake Michigan have agreed to cut back on stocking the lake with chinook salmon and lake trout over the next two years. SENT: 135 words.


—YOUTH PASTOR-PREGNANT TEEN — A married Pennsylvania youth pastor has been fired and jailed over charges he impregnated a 15-year-old girl.

—PALMER AIRPORT-SMALL CRASH — The pilot of a small plane that crashed at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport has been flown to a Pittsburgh hospital.

—BUS STOP PIPE ATTACK-FALSE REPORT — Officials say a teen who claimed he was hit with a metal pipe while waiting at a school bus stop and collected over $4,000 in charitable donations made the whole thing up.

—SHOTS FIRED-OFFICER STRUCK — State police are recommending no charges be filed against a Pennsylvania driver who accidentally ran down a borough officer.

—OBIT-CHUCKY PORTER — Charles "Chucky" Porter, the one-time underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling mafia family, has died. He was 82.

—SECURITY GUARD'S GUN-SCHOOL — Officials say they're taking unspecified steps to improve safety after a Pennsylvania high school student found a security guard's loaded gun in a restroom.

—GRANTS MISUSED-LOBBYIST CHARGED —A district judge has dismissed all charges against a Philadelphia lobbyist accused of illegally charging expenses to a state grant program meant to help welfare recipients land jobs.

—SCHOOL BUS DRIVER-GUN — State police say a school bus driver and a motorist have been arrested following a case of road rage in which police say the bus driver flashed a gun when the motorist tried to board the bus in Philadelphia.

—CAMPAIGN 2016-PENNSYLVANIA — Chelsea Clinton is expected in Pittsburgh to campaign for her mom, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

—STABBED AND BURNED — Prosecutors have accused a woman of stabbing a man 77 times and then returning to set his body on fire in his Philadelphia home.

—CRASH-TEENS KILLED — Two teenagers have died in a crash in Philadelphia.

—PILL MILL CHARGES-DEATH — Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say a member of the Pagans motorcycle gang has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a scheme to distribute prescription pain pills.

—SCHOOL HEADMASTER-ASSAULT — A lawyer for the headmaster of a prep school in Philadelphia's affluent Main Line suburb says he wants an assault charge dropped that was lodged against his client after police say the man assaulted his son in a dispute over a cellphone and marijuana.

—CHILD PROTECTION-BACKLOG — Pennsylvania's chief fiscal watchdog says a hotline that handles reports of suspected child abuse has seen "tremendous improvement."

—STUDENT SUICIDES-FORFEIT — A western Pennsylvania high school will forfeit a football game while students and staff grieve the recent suicides of two students.



PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury spent the better part of the Pittsburgh Penguins push to a fourth Stanley Cup watching from the bench while rookie Matt Murray backstopped the franchise to a title. By Will Graves. SENT: 755 words, AP Photos.


MIAMI — Ninety minutes up the Florida Turnpike, a restaurant in Fort Pierce advertises its hours: "We take Sundays off, just like the Dolphins." By Steven Wine. SENT: 803 words, AP Photos.


UNDATED — Virginia's players under first-year coach Bronco Mendenhall viewed a bye week not as time to rest and let aches and pains heal, but as a chance to keep up their intensity hoping to keep their momentum of consecutive victories. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by noon.


ASHBURN, Va. — DeSean Jackson wants to win. He also wants the ball. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 978 words, AP Photos.


LOS ANGELES — Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers open the regular season against Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings, who already lost star goalie Jonathan Quick to an injury in their road opener. Both Second Six franchises are celebrating their 50th anniversary seasons. By Hockey Writer Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:30 p.m. PDT.


PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz is at his best under pressure. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 443 words.


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