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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

February 25, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-BLUE WALL

WASHINGTON — There are new signs that Democrats are rebuilding their once vaunted “blue wall” as President Donald Trump gears up for his re-election campaign. But Democrats who know the Midwestern region best are warning their party against overconfidence, especially as Democratic presidential prospects embrace a lurch to the left. By Steve Peoples and Zeke Miller. SENT: About 1020 words.

WINDY WEATHER

BUFFALO, N.Y. — High winds howled across much of the country’s eastern half for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing dramatic mountains of ice onto the shores of Lake Erie. SENT: About 360 words.

With:

_ WINDY WEATHER-PENNSYLVANIA _ Thousands of utility customers remain without power in Pennsylvania as high winds continue to roar through the state, knocking down trees and power lines.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-PRESERVING CIVIL WAR BOOKS

SCRANTON _ In the basement of City Hall, leather-bound volumes kept behind glass contain source records, after-action reports and regimental histories of the Civil War, from the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to the Confederate capitulation at Appomattox Court House. Kept at the Civil War museum and library run by members of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Association of Scranton, the collection of about 1,800 books, records and personal battlefield accounts tells the stories of the Union and Confederate armies that clashed across large swaths of the country between 1861 and 1865. It’s an invaluable historical record of one of American history’s most central events — and northeast Pennsylvania’s role — but some of the antique volumes are showing their age, so the association is working to repair and refurbish them. Jeff Horvath, The (Scranton) Times-Tribune.

IN BRIEF:

WIFE STABBED-HUSBAND CHARGED _ Authorities say a Pennsylvania man stabbed his wife and another man after he found her in the other man’s home.

DORM DOGS _ Philadelphia’s La Salle University says it will let students keep dogs as pets in a college residence hall starting this fall.

SPORTS:

BKN--76ERS-PELICANS

NEW ORLEANS _ The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Pelicans on Monday night with center Joel Embiid sidelined by knee soreness. Anthony Davis is expected back in New Orleans’ lineup after being rested during a victory over the Lakers on Saturday night. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Tip-off 8 p.m. EST.

BBN--NAME GAME

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ryan Howard gets a good laugh when he sees some of the baseball cards fans send him to autograph. That’s because they don’t picture Ryan Avery Howard, the 24-year-old minor league shortstop in the San Francisco Giants organization. Instead, they feature Ryan James Howard, the burly MVP slugger who played 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies and retired after 2016. The two don’t look anything alike. For starters, one is white and the other is black. By Carrie Muskat. SENT: About 310 words.

FBN--EAGLES-STAFF CHANGES

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have hired former Cleveland Browns executive Andrew Berry as vice president of football operations. SENT: About 260 words.

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