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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

May 17, 2019

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. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

PENN STATE-GROPING ALLEGATION

(Information in the following story is from: Philly.com, http://www.philly.com/)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. _ A woman says she told Penn State University’s head fencing coach that one of his assistants had groped her on a plane, but the coach failed to report her accusation to the school as required. Jennifer Oldham, a North Carolina fencing coach, tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that she was aboard a flight with a group of fencing coaches when Penn State assistant George “Gia” Abashidze repeatedly asked her for sex and grabbed her crotch. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

_GEORGE ROMERO ARCHIVES _ The University of Pittsburgh is getting a spooky addition: the archives of late iconic horror filmmaker George A. Romero. Romero’s horror flicks date back to the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead,” and many consider him the godfather of zombie cinema.

_DEADLY HOME EXPLOSION _ Authorities say one person has been killed and another is missing after an explosion destroyed a home in northeastern Pennsylvania.

_TEEN HIT BY TRAIN _ Authorities say a 19-year-old girl listening to headphones and walking along the railroad tracks was hit from behind by a slow moving train that had been blowing its whistle as it approached.

_UNHAPPY BIRTHDAY _ A western Pennsylvania woman allegedly attacked her boyfriend with a box cutter because no one got her a card, cake or gift on her 55th birthday.

SPORTS:

MISSISSIPPI ST-STEVENS

STARKVILLE, Miss. _ Mississippi State has added Penn State transfer quarterback Tommy Stevens to its football team. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Stevens was Trace McSorley’s backup on the Nittany Lions. He has thrown for 304 yards and four touchdowns over 23 career games while also running for 506 yards and eight touchdowns

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