July 17, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh: President Obama to visit next week

President Obama will speak at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention next Tuesday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center downtown. The convention is not open to the public, but it can be streamed online starting 8 a.m. Monday.

Pittsburgh: Man who ‘pantsed’ female joggers sentenced to house arrest

Robert Flynn was arrested in November for pulling down the pants of four female joggers on the North Side trail, and he spent a month in prison for it. After his release, he did it two more times and spent six more months in jail. A judge sentenced him to counseling, a year of house arrest and four years of probation.

Pittsburgh: 36 hours in Pittsburgh

As part of the New York Times series, a reporter spent three days in the city trying out various restaurants and sights. The itinerary is broken down in full. Some places he visited included City of Asylum, Bread and Salt Bakery, Cure, Row House Cinema and Bicycle Heaven.

Harrisburg: Teens want cases moved to juvenile court

Five teenagers were charged as adults with robbery and and other crimes after their spree ended when they attempted to hold up two state representatives. Four of them are trying to avoid being charged as adults, so the case is on hold until the petitions are processed.

Centre County: Police chase the result of a medical condition?

The 52-year-old driver veered erratically across both lanes of traffic. An unmarked police car tailed the driver, who led the officer on a 10 to 15 mph chase before stopping. The police report indicates he was suffering from some kind of medical condition and was hospitalized for it, but it wasn’t named.

Philadelphia: Philly Housing Authority bans smoking in public housing

The Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to eliminate smoking from all public housing units, making Philly the largest city to enact such a ban. The restriction goes into effect Aug. 5.

NATIONAL

Four Marines plus gunman killed in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Authorities believe a lone gunman attacked the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center, an act they are considering domestic terrorism. The gunman was identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. The investigation was in initial stages as of Thursday afternoon.

Jury reaches verdict in Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting

James Holmes has been found guilty of murder. The jury deliberated for 13 hours before reaching this decision, and must now decide on the penalty: execution or a life sentence without parole.

Congress hopes to reform No Child Left Behind

On Thursday, the Senate passed a revised version of President Bush’s standardized testing law. The House passed a version of its own last week, so the ultimate fate of the revisions is unclear. Among other changes, the Senate version would keep the tests as significant factors to advance; the House bill does not.

IN OTHER NEWS

2015 Emmy nominations

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” leads with 24 nominations; “American Horror Story: Freak Show” has 19; and “House of Cards,” “Mad Men” and “Transparent” each have 11.

The daily report was compiled by Stephanie Roman, a PublicSource intern. You can reach her with questions or suggestions at sroman@publicsource.org.