- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

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

KEY PHILADELPHIA ROADS, BRIDGES TO CLOSE WHILE POPE FRANCIS VISITS

City officials say the pope’s two-day visit next month will close 25 miles of highway and a major bridge to New Jersey, and there will be a ban on cars entering an area of downtown roughly 18 times larger than Vatican City.

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MEANWHILE, TRANSIT LOTTERY WINNERS BEING NOTIFIED BY SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

The winners get special train passes for the weekend of Pope Francis’ visit. The agency is capping ridership at 175,000 for each day of the Sept. 26-27 visit.

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JURY DELIBERATING FATE OF FORMER PHILADELPHIA EAGLES START IRVIN FRYAR

Federal court jurors in New Jersey got the case Wednesday. Fryar and his mother are charged with conspiring to steal money through a mortgage scam run by co-defendant, William Barksdale, who has already pleaded guilty.

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READING CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ACKNOWLEDGES TAKING BRIBE

Francisco Acosta, 39, pleaded guilty in federal court in Philadelphia to a charge that he accepted the $1,800 bribe to help the campaign of his wife, who ran unsuccessfully for district judge. The money allegedly came from the mayor’s re-election campaign.

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PENN STATE ADOPTS NEW SHIELD LOGO

School officials say the previous shield logo, introduced in the late 1980s, was overhauled to bring Penn State’s image into the “21st century.” The school paid $128,000 for the new design featuring the head of the iconic Nittany Lion statue.

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