Gov. Wolf Embraces Protesters: AP PA Headlines, Features, Scores

 

 AP PA Headlines 6/16/19

HOMESTEAD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman parked her car on a western Pennsylvania bridge and jumped to her death, leaving three young children inside the vehicle.  The Pittsburgh public safety department said police, fire and emergency medical crews responded to the Homestead Grays Bridge at about 7:20 p.m. Friday after a report of a woman on the outer railing.

Officials said by the time they arrived, the 26-year-old McKees Rocks resident had plunged into the Monongahela River. River rescue crews recovered her body at about 9:15 p.m. Friday.  Police said three children between the ages of 1 and 9 were found unharmed in the car. They were taken to a local hospital for evaluation and were to be placed in the custody of Allegheny County Children, Youth and Family Services.

 

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Representatives of the eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region will meet next month to discuss helping fund a federal plan to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan.  Officials say the July 16-17 session in Chicago will focus on a $778 million strategy developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen defenses at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois.

The plan calls for installing electric barriers, noisemakers and other devices to block the path of fish moving toward the lake from the carp-infested Illinois River.  Illinois has agreed to help foot the bill but wants the other states to contribute as well.  The meeting was announced Friday during a gathering of the region’s governors and premiers in Milwaukee.

 

MOUNT WOLF, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is telling demonstrators that he’ll fight Republican resistance to a Depression-era program in his budget proposal that provides a $200-a-month cash benefit for the poor who are disabled or otherwise unable to work.  Wolf, a Democrat, spoke with demonstrators from the Poor People’s Campaign who showed up at his Mount Wolf home Thursday afternoon.

Demonstrators urged him to veto any spending package from the Republican-controlled Legislature that eliminates it.  Wolf told them he’d work hard to get it into budget legislation, but said the Legislature would override his veto.  The program is projected to cost $50 million to serve almost 10,000 people. Backers say it often goes toward rent for someone who is disabled and waiting on their application for Social Security disability benefits to be approved.

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge says a 5-year-old agreement involving two Pittsburgh-based health care conglomerates can’t be extended through litigation past its June 30 expiration date.  Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said in a decision issued Friday that a modification clause in the 2014 consent decree involving UPMC and Highmark can’t be used to get around the deal’s explicit end date.

Simpson was directed to consider the issue by the state Supreme Court, and it’s likely the justices will have the final say.  The end of the consent decree is expected to trigger higher costs for Highmark insurance customers who use UPMC’s vast network.  Highmark and the attorney general’s office want to extend the agreement, while UPMC is opposed.

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Features 

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.   News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication.  They say they spotted her cruising down the road in a Power Wheels electric toy truck after a caller reported a suspicious person on the street.  Officers say she was driving about a mile from her home in Walhalla when they stopped her.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new statement from President Donald Trump is sure to raise eyebrows _ especially for those still enamored of the Camelot era ushered by President John F. Kennedy. Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Trump says his wife Melanie is a first lady in the mode of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

He suggests the new paint job he is proposing for Air Force One was developed with input from his wife. He says the current color scheme “was Jackie O and that’s good, but we have our own Jackie O today, it’s called Melania.” The new incarnation of the presidential aircraft is due to be rolled out in 2024.

 

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A judge was allowed to go on his way after aggressively challenging a police officer during a traffic stop and ordering him to “check the registration on this plate soon, mister.” Police dashcam video obtained by the LNP newspaper in Pennsylvania shows the April traffic stop of Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker, who police say was pulled over for tailgating an unmarked police car.

The video shows Reinaker getting out of his SUV after being pulled over and barking at the officer, “What do you think you’re doing pulling me over? For blowing my horn?”  After the officer ordered him back into the SUV, the judge said, “You better check the registration on this plate soon, mister.”  The officer sent him on his way about 40 seconds later, saying, “Have a good day, Judge.” Reinaker replied, “You bet.”

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PA Sports, Scores & Skeds

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Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:

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INTERLEAGUE

Final    Texas   4          Cincinnati        3

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final    L-A Angels     5          Tampa Bay      3

Final    Boston             7          Baltimore        2

Final    Houston          7          Toronto           2

Final    Cleveland        4          Detroit             2

Final    N-Y Yankees  8          Chi White Sox            4

Final    Minnesota       5          Kansas City     4

Final    Oakland          11        Seattle             2

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final    San Francisco  8          Milwaukee      7

Final    Arizona           10        Washington     3

Final    Miami  4                      Pittsburgh        3

Final    N-Y Mets        8          St. Louis          7

Final    Philadelphia    6          Atlanta                        5

Final    Colorado         14        San Diego       8

Final    Chi Cubs         2          L-A Dodgers   1

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WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final    Chicago           70        Indiana                        64

Final    Dallas              71        Atlanta                        61

Final    N-Y Liberty    98        L.A. Sparks     92

 

 

TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE

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INTERLEAGUE

Texas   at         Cincinnati        1:10 p.m.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Boston at         Baltimore        1:05 p.m.

L-A Angels     at         Tampa Bay      1:10 p.m.

Cleveland        at         Detroit 1:10 p.m.

Toronto           at         Houston          2:10 p.m.

N-Y Yankees  at         Chi White Sox            2:10 p.m.

Kansas City     at         Minnesota       2:10 p.m.

Seattle at         Oakland          4:07 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pittsburgh        at         Miami  1:10 p.m.

St. Louis          at         N-Y Mets        1:10 p.m.

Philadelphia    at         Atlanta                        1:20 p.m.

Arizona           at         Washington     1:35 p.m.

San Diego       at         Colorado         3:10 p.m.

Milwaukee      at         San Francisco  4:05 p.m.

Chi Cubs         at         L-A Dodgers   7:05 p.m.

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

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WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Seattle at         Connecticut     3:30 p.m.

Las Vegas       at         Minnesota       7:00 p.m.

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