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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

November 16, 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. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

NEW LAWS-PENNSYLVANIA

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers have closed the book on a legislative session that included changes to public sector pensions and an anti-hazing law. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 1,000 words.

WINTRY WEATHER

TRENTON, N.J. — The first snowfall of the season lingered Friday in the Northeast as thousands of exhausted commuters pointed their fingers at politicians and meteorologists for leaving them creeping along highways or stuck in mass transit hubs because of a storm that left seven dead as it moved through the Midwest and South. Some students in West Orange, New Jersey, were forced to sleep at their schools after their buses turned back, while others were taken to a diner to eat because snow-covered roads were clogged with traffic Thursday. By Shawn Marsh.

With:

WINTRY WEATHER-STRANDED CAMEL — The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway.

WINTRY WEATHER-PENNSYLVANIA — The first snowstorm of the season caused havoc around Pennsylvania, downing trees and power lines and causing a travel nightmare, including for some drivers who were stuck for 12 hours on a snowy interstate.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-ROGUE PRIEST

YORK, Pa. —The Catholic church dismissed him, he is among 301 “predator priests” named by a grand jury, but The Rev. Virgil Tetherow, also known as Father Gabriel, still leads a Catholic church in York County. By Brandie Kessler and Dylan Segelbaum.

IN BRIEF:

— DISABLED WOMAN-TORTURE — A Pennsylvania man has once again been sentenced to death for his role in the torture death of a mentally disabled woman.

— DOUBLE STABBING-ATLANTIC CITY — A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty in a double stabbing that left his ex-girlfriend dead and a Pennsylvania man critically injured.

— JELL-O EDIBLE SLIME — Kids will soon be able to eat AND play with their food.

SPORTS:

FBN--Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue final preparations for their trip to Jacksonville on Sunday to face the Jaguars. UPCOMING: 500 words.

FBC--Pittsburgh-Wake Forest Preview

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Pittsburgh spoiled a conference rival’s special season a year ago. The Panthers don’t want Wake Forest to do the same thing to them. UPCOMING: 600 words, file photos by 4 p.m.

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