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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

April 9, 2019

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. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

PITTSBURGH GUN LAWS-SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING

PITTSBURGH _ Pittsburgh’s Democratic mayor plans to sign gun-control legislation passed by City Council in response to the synagogue massacre, while opponents vow swift legal action to block it.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-BOXING THERAPY

YORK _ The 50-year-old mother of three found a life’s calling at the gym. Who could have known the darkest time would gradually turn into the most inspiring? Four years ago, Lori DePorter worried only that everything was crumbling around her. As she prepared for a surgical procedure to alleviate pain in her shoulders and back, doctors noticed something else. Routine nerve tests revealed signs. She was unknowingly holding her hand next to her body in a claw-like position. “I think you have Parkinson’s ...,” the doctor said, without hesitating. She heard that regular workouts could help quiet the symptoms. Now, she’s an instructor in a program that tailors non-contact boxing workouts to those with the disease. The goal is to promote exercise to improve quality of life, making everyday actions like getting in and out of car easier. Frank Bodani, York Daily Record. SENT: About 720 words.

IN BRIEF:

PHILADELPHIA VIOLENCE _ Three shootings that occurred within an hour of each other in Philadelphia have left one man dead and two others wounded.

UTILITY APPPOINTMENT _ Robert Burton has been named president of West Virginia American Water.

SPORTS:

BKN--76ERS-HEAT

MIAMI _ In potentially Dwyane Wade’s final home game for the Miami Heat, they play host to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game begins 7:50 p.m. EDT.

BBN--NATIONALS-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA _ Aaron Nola (1-0, 7.00 ERA) goes for the Phillies and RHP Stephen Strasburg (1-0, 2.84) starts for the Nationals in a matchup of aces. By Rob Maaddi.

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