More Tornado Warnings in PA: AP PA Headlines, Scores & Skeds

AP PA Headlines 5/26/19

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Weather officials say Pennsylvania has already recorded the average number of tornadoes for a year even before the summer period in which severe weather is most common.  Meteorologist Sarah Johnson of the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey says 16 tornadoes — the yearly average — have had preliminary confirmation in the commonwealth so far this year.

Severe weather is more common in June and into July, but that’s not a hard and fast rule. For example, Johnson says, a large outbreak of severe weather occurred Oct. 2 across Pennsylvania.  In recent weeks, Johnson says, the high plains and mid-Atlantic have been getting the brunt of low-pressure systems bringing precipitation.

On Thursday, six tornado warnings were issued across the commonwealth in a span of just two hours.

 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster and a US Congressman from the Philadelphia area, Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1st, Bucks County) have introduced a bill to create a $25 billion Opioid Epidemic Response Fund to provide resources to support states, cities, towns, and communities fight the drug crisis.

The fund would provide $5 billion annually over five years targeted to numerous activities involving such agencies as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Institutes of Health; and the Health Resources & Services Administration.

Kuster said Congress has an important role to play in supporting the efforts of states, cities, towns, and communities that are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic.  Kuster, a Democrat, and Fitzpatrick, a Republican, are co-chairs of the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force.

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Features 

 WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz.  NBC’s “Meet the Press” — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders; Reps.  Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. Meet the Press is on WKOK at noon.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Jon Tester, D-Mont.; former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke; Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas.  CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.  “Fox News Sunday” — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.

 

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — A natural gas distribution company in Maine plans to get into the production side of things with a “cow waste-to-gas” renewable energy project to heat homes.  Summit Utilities is partnering with Maine’s dairy industry through construction of an anaerobic digester in Clinton to produce natural gas. Farms will provide the manure.

Kurt Adams, president and CEO, said Thursday that the company plans to spend about $20 million on the renewable natural gas project. He said it’s part of Summit’s ongoing effort to invest in “innovative technologies that mitigate climate change.”  Dan Burgess, director of the governor’s energy office, said it’s encouraging to see a new technology that both can reduce waste and heat homes.

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PA Sports, Scores & Skeds

 The Philadelphia Phillies are on WKOK 1070AM at 1:35 p.m. (at Brewers) – Normal programming will resume on WKOK.com

 

AP-Scorecard

Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:

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INTERLEAGUE

Final    San Diego       19        Toronto           4

Final    N-Y Mets        5          Detroit 4, 13 Innings

Final    Baltimore        9          Colorado         6

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final    Minnesota       8          Chi White Sox            1

Final    N-Y Yankees  7          Kansas City     3

Final    Oakland          6          Seattle 5

Final    Tampa Bay      6          Cleveland        2

Final    Houston          4          Boston 3

Final    N-Y Yankees  6          Kansas City     5

Final    L-A Angels     3          Texas   2

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final    Chi Cubs         8          Cincinnati        6

Final    Washington     5          Miami  0

Final    Arizona           10        San Francisco  4

Final    Philadelphia    7          Milwaukee      2

Final    L-A Dodgers   7          Pittsburgh        2

Final    St. Louis          6          Atlanta            3

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final    Toronto           100      Milwaukee      94

 

———                        WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final    Seattle 77        Phoenix           68

Final    Connecticut     84        Washington     69

Final    Minnesota       89        Chicago           71

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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Final    New York City           1          Chicago           1

 

 

TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE

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INTERLEAGUE

San Diego       at         Toronto           1:07 p.m.

Detroit at         N-Y Mets        1:10 p.m.

Baltimore        at         Colorado         3:10 p.m.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Tampa Bay      at         Cleveland        1:10 p.m.

Boston at         Houston          2:10 p.m.

Chi White Sox            at         Minnesota       2:10 p.m.

N-Y Yankees  at         Kansas City     2:15 p.m.

Seattle at         Oakland          4:07 p.m.

Texas   at         L-A Angels     4:07 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

L-A Dodgers   at         Pittsburgh        1:35 p.m.

Miami  at         Washington     1:35 p.m.

Philadelphia    at         Milwaukee      2:10 p.m.

Cincinnati        at         Chi Cubs         2:20 p.m.

Arizona           at         San Francisco  4:05 p.m.

Atlanta            at         St. Louis          7:05 p.m.

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

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WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

L.A. Sparks     at         Las Vegas       8:00 p.m.

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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Seattle at         Kansas City     6:00 p.m.

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