Beto O’Rourke on WKOK: AP PA Headlines, Features, Scores & Skeds

AP PA Headlines 6/2/19


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The brother of prize-winning author John Edgar Wideman has moved one step closer to freedom after a Pennsylvania parole board recommended pardoning him for a 1975 killing.

Robert Wideman was sentenced to life without parole and has been in a state prison since his conviction in a shooting case was the subject of his older brother’s acclaimed 1984 memoir “Brothers and Keepers.”


The Board of Pardons recommended clemency for 68-year-old Wideman following a hearing Thursday. The Post-Gazette says it featured testimony from a judge who prosecuted the case, and from the victim’s sister, who opposed the request.  Wideman’s attorney Mark Schwartz says they’ll be “sweating bullets” awaiting a decision from Gov. Tom Wolf. The Democrat tends to give weight to the board’s recommendation.

Wideman was charged with murder after participating in a 1975 robbery that resulted in the shooting death of car salesman Nicola Morena.


UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has received the maximum sentence in the stabbing death of her boyfriend almost four years ago. The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that 48-year-old Lori Tressler was sentenced Friday to 20 to 40 years in prison. A Fayette County jury convicted Tressler of third-degree murder in the August 2015 slaying. Prosecutors said the two argued during a small party and the defendant grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed 29-year-old Robert Lee Engle.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say they have identified a woman whose body was found wrapped in plastic in a trash can in northeast Philadelphia. Police say the victim was identified as 36-year-old Kioma Diehl, but the cause of her death remains under investigation. Authorities said earlier that a garbage company worker found her body wrapped in plastic and inside a plastic trash bag and placed in a trash container on Leiper Street early Wednesday morning


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:  NBC’s “Meet the Press” — On WKOK and at noon: Beto O’Rourke, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate; acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney; former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  ABC’s “This Week” — Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., a 2020 presidential candidate; Javad Zarif, Iranian foreign minister.


CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and John Kennedy, R-La.; British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.  CNN’s “State of the Union” — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan; Reps. James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a 2020 presidential candidate.  “Fox News Sunday” — Mulvaney; Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga.


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PA Sports, Scores & Skeds


Here is the latest Pac-12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Montana Fouts pitched a complete game shutout, and Alabama defeated Arizona 2-0 in a Women’s College World Series elimination game. Fouts, a freshman, gave up three hits and struck out nine. Bailey Hemphill doubled to knock in the game’s only two runs in the third inning. Alabama advanced to play top-seeded Oklahoma in the semifinals.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Taran Alvelo struck out 16 in a complete-game shutout, and Washington defeated Oklahoma State 1-0 in a Women’s College World Series elimination game. Washington advanced to play UCLA in the semifinals. The Huskies will need to win twice to advance to the best-of-three championship series, while UCLA will only need to win once.


UNDATED (AP) — Defending national champion Oregon State was among the first teams eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, marking the first time the Beavers have gone 0-2 in regionals in 14 appearances since 1985. The Beavers’ 4-1 loss to Big East champion Creighton knocked them out in the regional round for the first time since 2015. Baylor’s Shea Langeliers hit three homers and drove in a tournament-record 11 runs in a 24-6 win over Omaha. Loyola Marymount upset No. 1 national seed UCLA.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cooper Uhl’s had the game-winning hit in the seventh inning as Loyola Marymount upset national top seed UCLA 3-2 in a winner’s bracket game Saturday in the NCAA Baseball Tournament’s Los Angeles Regional. Uhl’s single off Nate Hadley drove in pinch-runner Ryan Ruley for the go-ahead run to help the Lions (34-23) snap the Bruins’ 11-game winning streak.


CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Isaac Collins hit a solo homer in the top of the third inning, giving No. 2 seed Creighton an early lead it would not relinquish in a 4-1 victory that eliminated defending national champion Oregon State. The Bluejays (39-12) play the loser of Saturday’s second game between No. 4 seed Cincinnati and No. 3 seed Michigan Sunday in another elimination game. Oregon State (36-20-1), the No. 16 national seed, was the first national seed eliminated in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.


STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Davis Moore pitched a two-hitter over 6 2/3 innings, Emilio Nogales had three hits and drove in three runs and Fresno State advanced into Sunday’s championship game of the Stanford Regional with a 7-2 victory over the top-seeded Cardinal on Saturday. McCarthy Tatum added a two-run double and Nolan Dempsey homered for the third-seeded Bulldogs (40-14-1), who have won nine straight and 14 of 15 overall.


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trevor Hauver had three hits and drove in two runs to help Arizona State staved off elimination in the NCAA tournament with a 13-5 victory over Stony Brook. Arizona State starter RJ Dabovich pitched into the seventh inning. He allowed five runs and struck out six. Stony Brook starter Bret Clarke entered the game 8-0 but took his first loss this season as the Sea Wolves were eliminated from the Baton Rouge regional.


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Dave Matthews hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning and Central Connecticut State won its first NCAA Tournament game, beating California 7-4 in a regional elimination game. The fourth-seeded Blue Devils were 0-11 all-time in the tournament after losing a regional opener to host Arkansas, the No. 5 national seed. Central Connecticut State will face another elimination game against the Arkansas-TCU loser.



Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:




Final    San Francisco  8          Baltimore        2

Final    Atlanta            10        Detroit 5

Final    Colorado         4          Toronto           2




Final    Minnesota       6          Tampa Bay      2

Final    Cleveland        5          Chi White Sox            2

Final    Texas   6          Kansas City     2

Final    L-A Angels     6          Seattle 3

Final    N-Y Yankees  5          Boston 3

Final    Houston          5          Oakland          1




Final    Milwaukee      12        Pittsburgh        10, 13 Innings

Final    Washington     5          Cincinnati        2

Final    St. Louis          7          Chi Cubs         4

Final    Arizona           6          N-Y Mets        5, 11 Innings

Final    L-A Dodgers   4          Philadelphia    3

Final    Miami  9          San Diego       3




Final    Boston 7          St. Louis          2



Final    Washington     96        Atlanta            75

Final    Indiana            92        N-Y Liberty    77

Final    Minnesota       70        Dallas  67

Final    Chicago           83        Seattle 79




Final    Orlando           3          Montreal          0







San Francisco  at         Baltimore        1:05 p.m.

Detroit at         Atlanta            1:20 p.m.

Toronto           at         Colorado         3:10 p.m.




Minnesota       at         Tampa Bay      1:10 p.m.

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

Kansas City     at         Texas   3:05 p.m.

Houston          at         Oakland          4:07 p.m.

L-A Angels     at         Seattle 4:10 p.m.

Boston at         N-Y Yankees  7:05 p.m.




Washington     at         Cincinnati        1:10 p.m.

Milwaukee      at         Pittsburgh        1:35 p.m.

Chi Cubs         at         St. Louis          2:15 p.m.

N-Y Mets        at         Arizona           4:10 p.m.

Philadelphia    at         L-A Dodgers   4:10 p.m.

Miami  at         San Diego       6:10 p.m.




Golden State   at         Toronto           8:00 p.m.




Connecticut     at         Las Vegas       6:00 p.m.




Philadelphia    at         Minnesota       4:00 p.m.



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