THE DAILY NEWS continues to reap journalism awards.
The latest is the eight first-place and nine second-place honors in the annual Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors writing and photo contest.
The winners were announced yesterday - a day after the Daily News celebrated its 90th birthday.
The new honors came just a couple of weeks after the newspaper captured the coveted Sweepstakes honor in the 2015 Keystone Press Awards of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association by taking nine first-place honors, nine second-place awards and five honorable mentions.
Winners in the Associated Press Managing Editors contest:
* Column: John Baer, analysis of Gov. Wolf's financial goals.
* Editorial: Tom Ferrick, on the Taney Dragons' Little League supporters.
* Feature Writing: Dana DiFilippo, on a funeral director with sense of humor.
* Investigative Reporting: Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, with an examination of how the elderly and disabled are "perfect prey" for thieves.
* Sports Deadline Reporting: Sports staff, on the death of legendary sportscaster Bill Campbell.
* Spot News Reporting: Stephanie Farr, Morgan Zalot, David Gambacorta and Barbara Laker, on the hunt for an Iraq War vet who slaughtered six members of his family.
* Personality Portrait: Alejandro A. Alvarez, of a woman taxidermist.
* Spot News Photo: Steven M. Falk, of an angry man under arrest.
* Blogging: Will Bunch, for his "Attytood" blog.
* Business Writing: Don Russell, on how to get a cut-rate liquor license.
* Editorial: Sandra Shea, on how 76ers' practice facility won't help Camden.
* Public Service by a Newspaper: Daily News staff, on the problems and promise of gentrification.
* News Use of Video: Jon Snyder, Wanamaker Organ.
* Sports Deadline Reporting: David Murphy and Marcus Hayes, on the Phillies' Ryan Howard and his escalating problems.
* Sports/Outdoors Column: Sam Donnellon, on the lives of youngsters touched by Bill Campbell.
* Spot News Reporting: Vinny Vella, on a baby born on a sled in Roxborough.
* Personality Portrait: Alejandro Alvarez, of a funeral director with sense of humor.
Cash awards will be presented to the first-place winners at the Pennsylvania Press Conference in Gettysburg on May 29.