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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 1, 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. Bruce Shipkowski is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. _ State lawmakers are convening in the Pennsylvania Capitol on New Year’s Day to take the oath of office under a state constitutional mandate they meet on the first Tuesday of the year. Forty-two House members and seven senators are expected to be sworn in for the first time after winning elections in November. Both chambers will have smaller but still substantial Republican majorities in the coming session, 110 to 93 in the House and 29 to 21 in the Senate. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 521 words, photos.




_ POLICE STANDOFF-MAN DEAD _ Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who called for an ambulance but then shot at emergency responders and held them at bay for hours has died after police returned his fire.

_ DEADLY STREET FIGHT _ Authorities say a New Year’s Day street fight between two men in a western Pennsylvania city ended with one combatant dead and the other stabbed and injured.

_ BODY FOUND IN RIVER _ Authorities say a man found dead in a waterway in western Pennsylvania has been identified as a New Jersey man.


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