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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

March 4, 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:

WINTER WEATHER

NEW YORK — A late winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the northeastern U.S. overnight — prompting school closures across the region, knocking out power to thousands and slowing the Monday morning commute to a crawl. SENT: About 310 words.

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_ WINTER WEATHER-PENNSYLVANIA.

IN BRIEF:

CRASH-TEENS KILLED _ A crash during Sunday evening’s snowstorm has left two teenagers dead and a third injured.

CASHLESS STORES-PHILADELPHIA _ The mayor of Philadelphia has signed off on legislation that would force city stores to take cash, banning so-called cashless stores.

AMTRAK _ Overhead wire troubles are disrupting Amtrak service in Pennsylvania.

SPORTS:

BIG TEN--DELANY

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Jim Delany, one of the most influential figures in college athletics for three decades, will step down as Big Ten commissioner when his contract expires June 30, 2020

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