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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

December 23, 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:

CHILDREN FIGHT-HEALTH CENTER

EXTON _ An attorney representing one of two workers accused of encouraging rather than reporting a fight at a center for children with developmental and behavior disorders is alleging problems with the culture of the institution.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING CANOEIST _ Skeletal remains found on the bank of the Delaware River in eastern Pennsylvania have been identified as those of a New Jersey canoeist missing since last summer.

SPORTS:

FBN--TEXANS-EAGLES

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles tries to keep the Philadelphia Eagles in contention for a playoff spot and the Houston Texans need a win to stay in position to earn a first-round bye. By Rob Maaddi.

FBN--STEELERS-SAINTS

NEW ORLEANS _ The New Orleans Saints can clinch No. 1 overall playoff seed in the NFC when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Superdome on Sunday. The Steelers need a victory to stay ahead of Baltimore atop the AFC North. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Kickoff 4:25 p.m. EST.

HKN--FLYERS-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The Philadelphia Flyers visit the New York Rangers.

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