- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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

ET TU, DISNEY?

Walt Disney World officials say a bronze statue of Bill Cosby is being removed from the Hollywood Studios theme park. The move comes after The Associated Press obtained sealed court documents showing Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with. The revelations have caused some Cosby supporters to change their mind about several women’s claims that he sexually assaulted them.

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NATIONAL DEMOCRATS WANT TO RECRUIT GOV. TOM WOLF’S TOP AIDE TO RUN FOR US SENATE

But Katie McGinty says she’s committed to working for the governor, and not seeking the party’s nomination to run against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey next year.

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DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION PLANS TV AD TO SUPPORT WOLF’S BUDGET

The ad planned to start running Wednesday will say the Republicans want to let the oil and gas industry off the hook, didn’t adequately fund education and deepened the deficit with a budget Wolf vetoed. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says Republicans don’t support Wolf’s proposal to increase the state income and sales taxes, but isn’t ruling out other hikes.

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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA MOM CHARGED IN DEATH OF 2-YEAR-OLD FOUND IN RAVINE

Allegheny County police say Adriene Williams, 26, of Wilkinsburg, asphyxiated the girl after becoming upset that she had to help the toddler clean herself after using the toilet.

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FAMILY FILES WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT IN DUCK BOAT CRASH

Elizabeth Karnicki was fatally struck by the amphibious tour boat on May 8 in Philadelphia. The lawsuit claims there are “huge blind spots” on the Ride The Ducks vehicle, a type of boat with wheels for sightseeing on waterways and on streets.


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