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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

March 3, 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.

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HARRISBURG _ With nuclear power plant owners seeking a rescue in Pennsylvania, a number of state lawmakers are signaling that they are willing to help, with conditions. By Marc Levy. SENT: About 740 words.



OKLAHOMA, Pa. _ The dilapidated Belvedere Hotel along Route 66 in Oklahoma Borough could collapse anytime, spilling debris onto the road and perhaps beyond, local officials are warning. The front wall of the Swiss chalet-inspired, four-story hotel is leaning toward Route 66, Orr Avenue and active Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, according to Lee Schumaker, borough code enforcement officer for Allegheny Township and Oklahoma Borough. “In my opinion, it could come down tonight,” Schumaker said last month. Mary Ann Thomas, Tribune-Review. SENT: About 1050 words.



UNIONDALE _ The New York Islanders look to keep pace atop the Metropolitan Division as they host the rival Philadelphia Flyers. The islanders are tied with Washington with 81 points, but hold the tiebreaker with a game in hand. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3 p.m. EST.


PITTSBURGH _ No. 3 Louisville (26-2, 13-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) wraps up the regular season with a visit to Pittsburgh (11-18, 2-13) on Sunday. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game begins at 2 p.m. EST.


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