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AP PA Headlines 1/9/19

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is stepping up the fight against climate change and setting targets to slash Pennsylvania’s greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades.  Wolf, a Democrat, said Tuesday that he’s issuing an executive order that commits his administration to meeting certain targets. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions says 20 states already set targets, but Pennsylvania is among the nation’s biggest polluters.


Making major progress will likely require agreements with lawmakers.  Wolf wants to reduce emissions by 26 percent by 2025, based on 2005 levels, and by 80 percent by 2050. That’s in line with 2015’s Paris climate agreement.  Meeting 2025’s goal is within reach, since federal data shows Pennsylvania’s carbon dioxide emissions shrank more than 20 percent between 2005 and 2016. Wolf says Pennsylvania’s about halfway to the 2025 goal.


HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania foster family beat and starved three young children over a period of six years.  Brenda Parise and her daughter, Amy Parise, of Hazle Township, were arraigned Monday on felony child endangerment and other offenses.  Authorities say the Parises beat the children with a belt and paddle and withheld food from them. An affidavit says when the children were fed, they were made to eat cross-legged on the floor with one hand behind their backs.


Police say Amy Parise forced one child to assault a sibling and shot video of the assault in an effort to mislead Luzerne County’s child welfare agency.  Another family member, Shawn Parise, who lived next door, is charged with beating the children.  All three adults are behind bars. Court documents don’t list a defense attorney who could speak on their behalf.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for a female New Jersey college student who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity party and then driven across campus and assaulted again is asking a U.S. appeals court to hold the college liable.  Lawyer Patrick Whalen argued Tuesday that Ramapo College of New Jersey created a dangerous environment by failing to monitor fraternities and underage drinking.


Whalen says two charged in the 2014 attack pleaded guilty to sex assault charges and were sentenced to about five years in prison. Three others entered pretrial diversion programs.  The victim is now suing the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, college officials and the individuals involved.  The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office says the state-affiliated school should be immune from damages.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Robbie will bring Barbie to life in a live-action film.  Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Tuesday that Robbie will star as the iconic doll in the franchise’s first-ever live-action film. The 28-year-old “I, Tonya” actress will also co-produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.  The Barbie film is the first announced deal to come out of toymaker’s newly-established Mattel Films.


The Barbie doll debuted at a New York toy fair in 1959.    Robbie said in a statement that she believes the film will have a “tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide.” The Oscar-nominated actress has also starred in “Mary Queen of Scots,” and “Suicide Squad.”  The film’s title and release date have not been revealed.


LONDON (AP) — A British official says a giant “fatberg” has been found blocking a sewer in southwestern England: a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 meters (210 feet) long.  Andrew Roantree of South West Water says it will “take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect this monster in exceptionally challenging work conditions.”


He urged the public not to pour grease down the drain or flush baby wipes down the toilet, adding: “Don’t feed the fatberg.”  The revolting fat mass was discovered in drains in the coastal town of Sidmouth.  In 2017, a 250-meter (820-foot) fatberg was found in sewers beneath Whitechapel in east London. A chunk of that later went on display at the Museum of London, nestled inside transparent boxes.


CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman looking for love got more than she bargained for when she unwittingly shared her exhilaration about illegally shooting a “bigo buck” on a dating app with a state game warden.  Oklahoma Game Warden Cannon Harrison says he uncovered the poaching in a conversation on Bumble with a McIntosh County woman.


She talked about using a spotlight to shoot the deer at night, outside the rifle season. The woman only harvested the head and back-strap meat — and she sent Harrison pictures as proof.  The woman has pleaded guilty to charges of improper possession of an illegally taken animal and taking game out-of-season. She and an accomplice face $2,400 fines.  The incident was posted to the Oklahoma Game Wardens Facebook page on Sunday night.

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PA Sports Stories, Scores & Skeds




Shikellamy 35, Williamsport 39          This match was on 1070AM WKOK




Bloomsburg 60, South Williamsport 40


Central Dauphin 73, Mifflin County 30


Central Mountain 49, Selinsgrove 44


Dallas 64, Berwick 37


Danville 71, Jersey Shore 37


Lewisburg 45, Milton 42, OT


Loyalsock 74, Central Columbia 42


Mifflinburg 63, Shikellamy 45            This game was on


Montoursville 75, Midd-West 25


Mount Carmel 71, Hughesville 41


Neumann 65, Muncy 46


Pottsville 63, Blue Mountain 45


Schuylkill Haven 63, Minersville 52


Southern Columbia 69, Warrior Run 52


Sullivan County 63, Montgomery 14




Greenwood 51, Millersburg 20


Penns Valley 71, Clearfield 32


Wellsboro 46, Canton 16


Here are the scores from yesterday’s national sports events:



Final    Indiana            123      Cleveland        115

Final    Philadelphia    132      Washington     115

Final    Toronto           104      Atlanta            101

Final    Denver            103      Miami  99

Final    Minnesota       119      Oklahoma City            117

Final    Phoenix           115      Sacramento     111

Final    Golden State   122      N-Y Knicks     95

Final    L.A. Clippers  128      Charlotte         109



Final    Boston 4          Minnesota       0

Final    Carolina           4          N-Y Islanders 3

Final    Pittsburgh        5          Florida 1

Final    Buffalo            5          New Jersey      1

Final    Washington     5          Philadelphia    3

Final    Tampa Bay      4          Columbus        0

Final    Montreal          3          Detroit 2

Final    Dallas  3          St. Louis          1

Final    Winnipeg         7          Colorado         4

Final    Vegas  4          N-Y Rangers   2

Final    San Jose          7          Edmonton       2



Final    (1) Duke          87        Wake Forest    65

Final    (3) Tennessee  87        Missouri          63

Final    (6) Michigan St.          77        Purdue 59

Final    (8) Texas Tech 66        (23) Oklahoma            59

Final    (12) North Carolina     90        (15) NC State  82

Final OT          South Carolina            87        (14) Mississippi St.      82

Final    (18) Kentucky 85        Texas A&M    74

Final    (19) Buffalo    110      Toledo 80

Final    Baylor 73        (20) Iowa St.   70

Final    Villanova         76        (24) St. John’s 71




Indiana            at         Boston 7:00 p.m.

Philadelphia    at         Washington     7:00 p.m.

Atlanta            at         Brooklyn         7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee      at         Houston          8:00 p.m.

San Antonio    at         Memphis         8:00 p.m.

Cleveland        at         New Orleans   8:00 p.m.

Phoenix           at         Dallas  8:30 p.m.

Orlando           at         Utah    9:00 p.m.

Chicago           at         Portland          10:00 p.m.

Detroit at         L.A. Lakers     10:30 p.m.



Nashville         at         Chicago           8:00 p.m.

Colorado         at         Calgary            9:30 p.m.

Ottawa            at         Anaheim          10:00 p.m.



(4) Virginia      at         Boston College           9:00 p.m.

(25) TCU         at         (7) Kansas       9:00 p.m.

(9) Virginia Tech         at         Georgia Tech   7:00 p.m.

San Jose St.     at         (10) Nevada    11:00 p.m.

(11) Auburn    at         Mississippi       7:00 p.m.

Miami  at         (13) Florida St.            9:00 p.m.

(16) Ohio St.   at         Rutgers            7:00 p.m.

(17) Houston   at         Temple            7:00 p.m.

(21) Marquette            at         Creighton        7:00 p.m.


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