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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 8, 2019

Good morning! 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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

TEACHER’S KILLING-COLD CASE

LANCASTER, Pa. _ A court hearing is planned for Tuesday for a man identified as a suspect in a teacher’s cold case murder thanks to genealogical research and DNA. UPCOMING: 500 words.

ABUSE CASE-DAUGHTER’S SECRET VIDEO

STROUDSBURG, Pa. _ Authorities say a girl secretly recorded video of her father coaching her to lie about having been physically assaulted by him _ and managed to slip the evidence to stunned prosecutors on the day of his court appearance. UPCOMING: 400 words.

PENNSYLVANIA-CLIMATE CHANGE

HARRISBURG, Pa. _ Gov. Tom Wolf is stepping up the fight against climate change and setting targets to slash Pennsylvania’s greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. Wolf, a Democrat, is planning to sign an executive order Tuesday committing his administration to meeting certain targets. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions says 20 states already set targets, but Pennsylvania is among the nation’s biggest polluters. By Marc Levy.

CAMPUS SEX ASSAULT- SCHOOL LIABILITY

PHILADELPHIA _A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday involving whether officials at Ramapo College of New Jersey can be liable for alleged indifference and inaction that a woman says led her to be sexually assualted at a fraternity and then a freshman dorm in a case that led to the convictions of several male students. By Maryclaire Dale. Developing. About 450 words.

OBIT-SAMUEL SNIPES

MORRISVILLE, Pa. _ A lawyer who represented the first black family to move into the all-white development of Levittown, Pennsylvania in 1957, and held off an angry mob of whites, has died. Samuel Snipes was 99. His family says Snipes passed away New Year’s Eve at his farm in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. UPCOMING: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ HOUSE FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED _ Authorities say a fast-moving house fire in southwestern Pennsylvania has left two children dead.

_ THREE FOUND DEAD _ Authorities have identified three people who died in an apparent double murder-suicide in a Pennsylvania apartment as a couple and their young son.

_ DEADLY DOG OWNER DISPUTE _ Authorities have identified the man who died after he was punched during a dispute with another dog walker at a Philadelphia park.

SPORTS:

FBN--BEHIND THE CALL

_ The NFL’s wild weekend of wild-card games demonstrated that even in this age of explosive offenses, defense still dominates in the playoffs and it often comes down to a toe, a few fingers or even a 40-year-old hamstring.

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