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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

August 5, 2018

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 lrosenthal@ap.org.

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PHILADELPHIA — A former cable TV mogul and Philadelphia newspaper owner who gave away most of his $1.2 billion fortune to charity has died. H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest was 88. Family friend Fred Stein said he died Sunday of complications from chronic illness. SENT: NewsNow, will be updated.


SINKING SPRING — Authorities say a three-vehicle crash in eastern Pennsylvania killed two people and injured three others, including a state trooper who was responding to a call of an officer being assaulted. SENT: NewsNow, will be updated.


PITTSBURGH — The bishop of Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic diocese said on Saturday he will release the names of any members of his clergy who are accused in a state grand jury report of sexual misconduct with a minor. SENT: About 480 words. Moved late for Sunday AMs.



PITTSBURGH — Like so many of the several hundred people who crammed to the Allegheny River front Saturday to see a pogo stick exhibition, Chris Uhren and Meghan Bray thought they were coming to see some local pogo enthusiasts from a local club who just happened to like this underground sport. “I wasn’t sure what to expect,” Bray, 23, of Friendship, said. “We heard yesterday that there were these people who were flipping around on pogo sticks and we just wanted to see it.” ″I just figured it was some little local club,” Uhren, 25, said after the show, “not some big company that performs all over the country and internationally.” Turns out, they, and several hundred other people at the Three Rivers Regatta saw two of the world’s best pogo athletes perform: “Danger” Russ Kaus and Michael Mena, who finished second in the pogo world championships (yes, they have a world championship; the most recent one was in Wilkinsburg). Sean D. Hamill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. SENT: About 830 words.


CAUGHT IN CROSSFIRE — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say two bystanders were injured by gunshots when they were caught in the crossfire of a Pittsburgh gun battle.

NURSE STABBED — Philadelphia police say a 42-year-old nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was stabbed in the leg by a woman who was trying to stab her sick father.



PITTSBURGH — The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates finish up a three-game series. Trevor Williams starts for Pittsburgh against Jack Flaherty. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:35 p.m. EDT.


PHILADELPHIA — Ace Aaron Nola (12-3) takes the mound for the Phillies and Wei-Yin Chen starts for the Marlins when Philadelphia goes for a four-game sweep of Miami. By Mike Cranston. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 1:35 p.m. EDT.


PORTLAND, Ore. — Diego Valeri and Dairon Asprilla each scored on a penalty kick, and the Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten streak to 15 games with a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. Portland improved to 10-0-5 since its last loss on April 8 at Orlando. The undefeated run matches the club’s MLS record of 15 games set in 2013. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: About 540 words.


ATLANTIC CITY — Eleider Alvarez rocked Sergey Kovalev with a right that dropped the Russian on his rear. He never let up in his first shot at the title. After three years of waiting for a light heavyweight title fight, Alvarez left Kovalev crumpled on the canvas, enveloped by a victory celebration. He dropped Kovalev three times in a brutal seventh round and won the 175-pound championship by knockout at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday night. By Dan Gelston. SENT: About 810 words.


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