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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

November 22, 2018

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Bruce Shipkowski is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

NEWBORN STRANGLED-BODY IN CEMENT

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a newborn child delivered by a teenage girl he had sexually assaulted on numerous occasions and hid the baby’s body in a safe. Lawrence County authorities say 38-year-old Christopher Lee Kennedy, who has no known address, faces numerous counts. He was arrested Wednesday and It wasn’t known Thursday if he’s retained an attorney. SENT: 236 words.

IN BRIEF:

— PHILADELPHIA THANKSGIVING PARADE — Thousands of people braved frigid temperatures and blustery winds to attend Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day parade. AP photos.

— EXOTIC ANIMALS SEIZED — A couple accused housing at least 240 exotic animals in a Pennsylvania home is now facing hundreds of animal cruelty and neglect charges.

— HOUSE FIRE-PITTSBURGH — Authorities say a house fire in a Pittsburgh neighborhood has left three people hospitalized in “very critical condition,” including a 96-year-old woman.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG TEN-RIVALRY GAMES

MADISON, Wis. — Barry Alvarez was pacing the sideline as coach the last time that Wisconsin lost Paul Bunyan’s Axe to Minnesota. It was 2003, but the empty feeling that comes with losing the rivalry game remains fresh. Losing stings. It’s all the education that younger fans and players need to understand why rivalry games remain important in the Big Ten. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 795 words, photos.

FBC--T25-MARYLAND-PENN STATE PREVIEW

— Penn State wants to play in a New Year’s Six bowl game and needs a victory to do so. Maryland missed out on a bowl game last season but can return to the postseason with a victory Saturday in Beaver Stadium, where they last won in 2014.

FBC--ACC THIS WEEK

— Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 13.

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