Wolf inauguration features The Roots: AP PA headlines, features, scores & skeds

AP PA Headlines 1/5/19

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is turning to a band with roots in Philadelphia to perform at his second inauguration later this month. The Democrat’s inaugural celebration at the Farm Show Complex the night of Tuesday, Jan. 15, will feature The Roots.  Tickets for the event are $100 and available through the inaugural website . Tickets are half price for seniors and students.

Wolf and his new lieutenant governor, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, will be sworn in earlier that day at the Capitol in Harrisburg.  The Roots have been Jimmy Fallon’s late-night house band for a decade. Members of the band met while attending a performing arts high school in Philadelphia.

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Lehigh University student accused of poisoning his roommate was ordered held without bail Friday over allegations he sought to flee to his native China by orchestrating his own deportation to avoid prosecution. Yukai Yang must remain in Northampton County Jail until his criminal charges are resolved, a judge ruled at a hearing, the Allentown Morning Call reported .

Yang, a 23-year-old chemistry major and Chinese national, was charged last month with the attempted murder of his roommate, allegedly slipping the colorless, odorless chemical thallium into his food and drink.  Prosecutors are probing whether Yang also tried to poison a second Lehigh student.  Last week, prosecutors said they foiled an attempt by Yang to leave the country by making bail and cooperating with immigration agents.

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man with a loaded semi-automatic handgun was buzzed into an elementary school near Philadelphia and was arrested after fleeing and trying to get inside neighborhood houses. Darby Borough Police Chief Robert Smythe says the man, 21-year-old Nazher Sabree, was recognized as a former student by an office employee and allowed in to Park Lane School in Darby on Friday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dramatic period pieces will vie for the top comedy-musical awards and song-stuffed movies are poised to dominate the dramatic categories. Welcome to the 76th annual Golden Globes.

Category confusion often reigns at the Globes. Remember when laughers like “The Martian” and “Get Out” competed as comedies? But the Globes, reliably the frothiest, quirkiest and most entertaining stop in the awards-season march to the Academy Awards, might feel especially upside down this year.


The night, to be broadcast live Sunday on NBC, may ultimately belong to Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” revival. It’s the favorite for best picture (drama), best actress (Lady Gaga), best song (“Shallow”) and best actor (Bradley Cooper). The film’s stiffest competition may come from another music movie: the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” whose star, Rami Malek, some believe could pull off the acting upset over Cooper.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:  ABC’s “This Week” — Reps. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro.  NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. Meet the Press is on WKOK and WKOK.com at noon.


CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Colin Allred, D-Texas, Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Max Rose, D-N.Y., and Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J.  CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala.; Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Karen Bass, D-Calif.  “Fox News Sunday” — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders; Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I.


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PA Sports Stories, Scores & Skeds

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has suspended basketball coach Patrick Chambers for one game for shoving a player during a timeout Thursday night in a loss at No. 2 Michigan. Midway through the first half in the 68-55 loss, the ESPN broadcast showed footage of a fired-up Chambers in a huddle, reaching out with one arm and appearing to push freshman guard Myles Dread in the chest.


NFL Wild Card Weekends gets underway today on WKOK! At 4 p.m., coverage of the Colts and Texans begins, followed by the Seahawks and the Cowboys. WKOK is your home for the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl LIII!


Friday’s High School hoops Scores



Central Mountain 67, Shikellamy 60

Columbia County Christian 63, Williamsport 42

Danville 56, Shamokin 45

Loyalsock 76, Southern Columbia 32

Mifflinburg 58, Jersey Shore 43

Millville 61, Benton 24

Muncy 78, Montgomery 34



East Juniata 39, Juniata 34

Greenwood 60, Line Mountain 41

Lourdes Regional 43, Williams Valley 34

Milton 47, Midd-West 38



Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:
Final Utah 117 Cleveland 91
Final Minnesota 120 Orlando 103
Final Miami 115 Washington 109
Final Brooklyn 109 Memphis 100
Final OT Indiana 119 Chicago 116
Final Boston 114 Dallas 93
Final Milwaukee 144 Atlanta 112
Final L.A. Clippers 121 Phoenix 111
Final N-Y Knicks 119 L.A. Lakers 112
Final Oklahoma City 111 Portland 109
Final Pittsburgh 4 Winnipeg 0
Final OT Detroit 4 Nashville 3
Final Carolina 4 Columbus 2
Final OT Dallas 2 Washington 1
Final SO New Jersey 3 Arizona 2
Final Colorado 6 N-Y Rangers 1
Final Vegas 3 Anaheim 2
Indianapolis at Houston 4:35 p.m.
Seattle at Dallas 8:15 p.m.
Final (20) Buffalo 74 E. Michigan 58
Charlotte at Denver 5:00 p.m.
Utah at Detroit 7:00 p.m.
Dallas at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Cleveland 8:00 p.m.
Toronto at Milwaukee 8:30 p.m.
Memphis at San Antonio 8:30 p.m.
Houston at Portland 10:00 p.m.
Golden State at Sacramento 10:00 p.m.
Calgary at Philadelphia 1:00 p.m.
Minnesota at Ottawa 1:00 p.m.
Columbus at Florida 7:00 p.m.
Vancouver at Toronto 7:00 p.m.
Nashville at Montreal 7:00 p.m.
Buffalo at Boston 7:00 p.m.
N-Y Islanders at St. Louis 8:00 p.m.
Edmonton at L.A. Kings 10:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at San Jose 11:00 p.m.
Indianapolis at Houston 4:35 p.m.
Seattle at Dallas 8:15 p.m.
Clemson at (1) Duke 8:00 p.m.
Georgia at (3) Tennessee 3:30 p.m.
(9) Florida St. at (4) Virginia 3:00 p.m.
(5) Kansas at Iowa St. 5:00 p.m.
(6) Nevada at New Mexico 8:00 p.m.
Santa Clara at (7) Gonzaga 9:00 p.m.
(8) Michigan St. at (14) Ohio St. 12:00 p.m.
Boston College at (10) Virginia Tech 12:00 p.m.
Kansas St. at (11) Texas Tech 2:00 p.m.
(13) Kentucky at Alabama 1:00 p.m.
(15) North Carolina at Pittsburgh 12:00 p.m.
Oklahoma St. at (23) Oklahoma 2:00 p.m.


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