Good morning! 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. Joe Mandak is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or [email protected]
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BOXER-BROTHER STABBED ARREST
PITTSBURGH — Former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges that he stabbed his brother, kicked his mother then threatened Pittsburgh police who intervened. By Joe Mandak. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. EST.
GAS DRILLING REFINERY
MONACA — Supervisors of a western Pennsylvania township have granted a conditional use permit for a $6 billion ethane cracker plant proposed by Shell Chemicals. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.
CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers. SENT: 349 words, AP photos. UPCOMING: 550 words by noon EST.
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Pennsylvania firefighters helped battle a fire that destroyed a barn in New Jersey. SENT: 80 words.
—TRASH COLLECTORS FIND BODY — Police say trash collectors in suburban Pittsburgh discovered the body of a young man who investigators believe was shot to death in the area the night before.
—SANDWICH PRICE DISPUTE-ASSAULT — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man in his 20s who beat up a 60-year-old female deli employee over the price of a sandwich in southwest Philadelphia.
—CRASH CLOSES INTERSTATE 80 — A coroner says two tractor-trailer drivers have been killed in a chain-reaction crash involving their trucks and four other vehicles on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania.
—MAN BUN-VANDALISM CHARGES — Police say a man bun helped people in one Pittsburgh neighborhood identify the man who was vandalizing their cars last month.
—VIOLENT CRIME-PHILADELPHIA — Police in Philadelphia say there were fewer violent crimes committed in the city last year than any other since 1979.
—OLDEST AARDVARK-DEATH — The Philadelphia Zoo says the oldest aardvark in captivity in the United State has died.
—FIRE STATION-DRUG OVERDOSE — A police incident report shows a "medical emergency" at a Pittsburgh fire station on New Year's Eve involved a firefighter who overdosed on drugs.
—CAR REPAIR SHOOTING — A Philadelphia man has been shot four times at point-blank range and killed while changing the brakes on his car.
—WOMAN GRANDSON-FATAL FIRE — State police are investigating a central Pennsylvania mobile home fire that killed a woman and her 2-year-old grandson.
FBN--PLAYERS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW
UNDATED — Even the most casual NFL fan knows certain players on each playoff team. There are plenty of others on the roster who are relatively — or completely — unknown, and it's those guys you might not know who can wind up making a difference in a game's outcome. The AP provides a guide for someone on every team to keep an eye on during the divisional round this weekend. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, AP Photos by 5 p.m. EST.
BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK
A look at things to watch this week in the Big Ten. SENT: 466 words, AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — Nothing about Alex Ovechkin the showman surprises the Washington Capitals anymore. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 809 words, AP Photos.
PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid wrapped his hands around T.J. McConnell's neck, and let out a yell for a victory sweeter than the taste of endless rounds of Shirley Temples. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 930 words, AP Photos.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cruising along with what seemed to be a comfortable lead in the second half against Pittsburgh, No. 14 Louisville ended up needing every point it could get to prevent hot-shooting Jamel Artis from leading the Panthers back. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 748 words, AP Photos.
STORRS, Conn. — UConn may have found the answer to its offensive problems by looking inside to its senior front line. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 670 words, AP Photos.
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