- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday.

FUNERAL HOME THAT OWNED GARAGE WITH DECOMPOSING BODIES DIDN’T HAVE STATE LICENSE

So far, state officials haven’t explained how Powell Mortuary Services in Philadelphia was permitted to operate without a license after 2012. Funeral director Janet Powell Dailey and the business have had significant financial troubles, including being sued numerous times. She’s not commenting.

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY CLEARS DEPUTY SHERIFF IN FATAL SHOOTING AT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan says the deputy who shot Curtis Smith was justified because Smith had already slashed another deputy and was acting erratically. Smith was arrested for climbing over a White House wall in March.

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PENNSYLVANIA NOW 23RD STATE WITH ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION

To register to vote online, go to the website - www.register.votespa.com - and complete the form. People who don’t have a driver’s license or PennDOT ID card cannot complete the registration process entirely online.

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WOMAN HIT BY FOUL BALL AT PHILLIES GAME HOURS AFTER COMMISSIONER SPEAKS ABOUT FAN SAFETY

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talked at Citizens Bank Park before the New York Mets played the Phillies yesterday. He said there was a chance that extra safety nets could be put up as early as next season. The woman hit by the ball is expected to be OK.

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RIP CHOCOLATE THUNDER

Darryl Dawkins says he was given that nickname by Stevie Wonder because of his thunderous dunks. The former Philadelphia 76ers player died yesterday at a hospital in Allentown. He was 58.

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