HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will receive another $75 million in federal aid to fight the opioid-addiction crisis, money that Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration says will help with treatment, prevention and education. Wolf’s administration said Friday that about $56 million will go to the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
The money will also help extend programs designed to help people in addiction treatment find stable housing and to attract treatment professionals by helping repay their education loans. The state Department of Health received $8.4 million, a grant that is expected to repeat each of the next two years, while Philadelphia received $5.9 million and Allegheny County received $5.2 million. Wolf’s administration says total federal funding for Pennsylvania’s opioid response is more than $141 million over the past two years.
PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) — A driver who left a Pennsylvania high school student with special needs unaccompanied in a school van for four hours has been charged. The Morning Call reports 75-year-old Rodger Sander, of Palmerton, was charged with reckless endangerment Friday. Palmerton police were called to assist emergency medical personnel Wednesday after Sander came back to the school van to find the 19-year-old Palmerton Area High School student inside.
The Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 owns the van and provides special education, behavioral health and other services to the 14 schools districts in the two neighboring counties. The van owner has launched its own internal investigation into how the student was left unattended. Police say the student was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but he is doing well and was not injured. No attorney information is available for Sander.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman to a month in jail for her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office recommended in filings Friday in Boston federal court that Huffman spend 30 days in jail because she acted “out of a sense of entitlement, or at least moral cluelessness.”
Huffman’s lawyers argued she should get a year of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine instead. Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, also wrote letters seeking leniency.
Huffman pleaded guilty in May to fraud charges for paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter’s SAT exam answers. Huffman is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 13 in Boston federal court.
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Is Nicki Minaj really hanging up the mic? The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.” Her announcement comes as a surprise after she recently made a guest appearance on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer.” In the tweet, Minaj she took a jab at her critics and asked her fans to “keep reppin me, do it til da death of me.”
In July, Minaj announced she was pulling out a show in Saudi Arabia to show support women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She also canceled her appearance at the BET Experience Concert earlier this year. Last year, Minaj released her fourth studio album “Megatron.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. You can hear Meet the Press on WKOK and WKOK.com at noon. When the Phillies start at 12:35pm, MTP will only be on WKOK.com and the Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation app.
ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Pompeo; former Defense Secretary James Mattis; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Pompeo, Klobuchar; Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro.
“Fox News Sunday” — Pompeo; Mark Sanford, former governor and congressman from South Carolina.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs to cap chaotic ninth inning and lift the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets pulled into a tie with Philadelphia, 4 1/2 games behind the Chicago for second NL wild card. The Cubs were playing at Milwaukee.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper exited Philadelphia’s game against the New York Mets with after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch from Steven Matz in the third inning. Harper, batting with one out and a runner on third, was ahead in the count 1-0 when Matz’s 93 mph fastball sailed up and in on him. The 26-year-old right fielder fell to his knees and gripped his hand in pain. After a brief visit from a trainer, Harper trotted to first base. After the inning, he was replaced in the field by Sean Rodriguez.
The Phillies game won’t be on WKOK today while the Penn State Nittany Lions are on WKOK and WKOK.com. Stay tuned tomorrow 12:35pm as the Mets host the Phils, while Meet The Press and CBS Sportsradio continue on WKOK.com and the SBC app.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier capped Pittsburgh’s six-run seventh inning with a two-run triple, and the Pirates rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4. Last-place Pittsburgh scored each of its runs in the seventh with two outs. Josh Bell hit a two-run single off Andrew Miller. After run-scoring hits by pinch hitter Melky Cabrera and José Osuna, Frazier made it 7-4 when he tripled high off the 21-foot wall in right field.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
SOUTHERN COLUMBIA 76 | SELINSGROVE 0
LOYALSOCK 30 | SHIKELLAMY 12
LEWISBURG 23 | MT. CARMEL AREA 42
WILLIAMSPORT 10 | BERWICK 17
NORTH PENN MANSFIELD 12 | BLOOMSBURG 42
SHAMOKIN AREA 12 | CENTRAL MOUNTAIN 7
CENTRAL COLUMBIA 26 | LEHIGHTON 0
HALIFAX 14 | LINE MOUNTAIN 54
MILTON 7 | MIFFLINBURG AREA 48
JERSEY SHORE 12 | MONTOURSVILLE 49
MUHLENBERG 13 | POTTSVILLE 50
NORTH POCONO 21 | SCRANTON 26
HUGHESVILLE 7 | SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT 39
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN 7 | TAMAQUA 37
MUNCY 24 | TOWANDA 14
DANVILLE 35 | WARRIOR RUN 20
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Final Kansas City 3 Miami 0
Final Tampa Bay 5 Toronto 0
Final Texas 7 Baltimore 6
Final Boston 6 N-Y Yankees 1
Final L-A Angels 5 Chi White Sox 4
Final Oakland 7 Detroit 3 (1st game)
Final Houston 7 Seattle 4
Final Cleveland 6 Minnesota 2 (11 Innings)
Final Detroit 5 Oakland 4 (11 Innings, 2nd game)
Final Pittsburgh 9 St. Louis 4
Final Atlanta 4 Washington 3
Final N-Y Mets 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Milwaukee 7 Chi Cubs 1
Final Arizona 7 Cincinnati 5
Final Colorado 3 San Diego 2
Final San Francisco 5 L-A Dodgers 4
TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Final (24)Boise St. 14 Marshall 7
WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Indiana 86 New York 81
Final Washington 86 Dallas 73
Final OT Chicago 109 Connecticut 104
Final Minnesota 83 Phoenix 69
TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE
Kansas City at Miami 6:10 p.m.
N-Y Yankees at Boston 4:05 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay 6:10 p.m.
Texas at Baltimore 7:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Minnesota 7:10 p.m.
L-A Angels at Chi White Sox 7:10 p.m.
Seattle at Houston 7:10 p.m.
Detroit at Oakland 9:07 p.m.
Arizona at Cincinnati 4:10 p.m.
St. Louis at Pittsburgh 7:05 p.m.
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at N-Y Mets 7:10 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta 7:20 p.m.
Colorado at San Diego 8:40 p.m.
San Francisco at L-A Dodgers 9:10 p.m.
TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
(21)Syracuse at Maryland 12 p.m.
Cincinnati at (5)Ohio St. 12 p.m.
Army at (7)Michigan 12 p.m.
Rutgers at (20)Iowa 12 p.m.
Illinois at (13)Utah 1 p.m.
(12)Texas A&M at (1)Clemson 3:30 p.m.
(25)Nebraska at Colorado 3:30 p.m.
Cent. Michigan at (17)Wisconsin 3:30 p.m.
New Mexico St. at (2)Alabama 4 p.m.
Murray St. at (3)Georgia 4 p.m.
Colorado at (22)Washington St. 5 p.m.
(18)UCF at FAU 7 p.m.
South Dakota at (4)Oklahoma 7 p.m.
Tulane at (10)Auburn 7:30 p.m.
(6)LSU at (9)Texas 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at (15)Penn St. 7:30 p.m.
Michigan at (19)Michigan St. 7:30 p.m.
Nevada at (16)Oregon 7:30 p.m.
UT Martin at (11)Florida 7:30 p.m.
California at (14)Washington 10:30 p.m.
(23)Stanford at Southern Cal 10:30 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
New England at New York City FC 3:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at Cincinnati 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles FC at Orlando City 7:30 p.m.
Seattle at Colorado 9 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City at Portland 10:30 p.m.
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