BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA
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PHILADELPHIA _ Lawyers for retired NFL players seeking awards for concussion-related dementia return to court Tueday to argue that recent rulings limit their ability to seek awards from the $1 billion settlement. By Maryclaire Dale.
SAN FRANCISCO-CASHLESS STORES
SAN FRANCISCO _ San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards. By Janie Har. SENT: About 600 words.
HOUSTON, Pa. _ The game of horseshoes might not be as popular as it once was in Washington County, but since the late 1940s, a horseshoe club in Chartiers Township has kept the sport alive. Four days a week, all year round, the nearly 40 members of the Washington County Horseshoe Club pitch at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Karen Mansfield, (Washington) Observer-Reporter. SENT: About 770 words.
CHILD CUSTODY EXCHANGE-SHOOTING _ Authorities say a man was shot several times by his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend during a child custody exchange.
POLICE PURSUIT-SHOTS FIRED _ A lengthy police pursuit that included state troopers shooting at the driver ended when the man crashed in a lumber yard and was subdued with a stun gun.
MISSING WOMAN _ The search continues for a missing western Pennsylvania woman after police discovered blood in her bed and a masked person using her debit card.
BRUSH FIRES _ Authorities are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the person who started several brush fires on Alden Mountain in Luzerne County.
PATCO-OVERNIGHT SCHEDULE CHANGES _ PATCO will run fewer trains and close seven stations in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey under a new overnight schedule that will put a police officer on each train.
TORONTO_ The Raptors hope another big effort by Kawhi Leonard can put them one win away from an Eastern Conference Finals berth when they host the 76ers in Game 5 of their second round series. Leonard has scored 152 points in the series. By Ian Harrison. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time 8 p.m.
ST. LOUIS _ Philadelphia and St. Louis continue their midweek set at Busch Stadium. By Warren Mayes. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.
PITTSBURGH _ The Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a brief two-game interleague set on Tuesday at PNC Park. The Pirates took two from the Rangers on the road last week. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. EDT.
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