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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 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.

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TOP STORIES:

BAR SHOOTING

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. _ A gunman opened fire at a hotel bar in central Pennsylvania, killing a man and wounding two other people, then broke into a home where he fatally shot another man before killing himself. The initial shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at P.J. Harrigan’s Bar & Grill in State College, about two miles (3 kilometers) from Penn State University’s main campus. Jordan Witmer, 21, of Bellefonte, shot and killed Dean Beachy, 62, of Millersburg, Ohio, at the bar, authorities said. He also wounded another man as well as a woman he apparently had been in a relationship with. SENT: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

_TRAIN STATION-DEPARTING DEPARTURES BOARD _ It’s the end of the line for the clickety-clacking departures board at Philadelphia’s main train station.

_POLICE DOG-FINAL SALUTE _ A beloved K9 suffering from bone cancer got a final salute at the Pennsylvania veterinarian’s office where he was euthanized.

_ROWHOME FIRE-TODDLER KILLED _ A fast-moving fire in a Philadelphia rowhome has killed a toddler and a woman and left four other people injured.

_ CAR SHOOTING-2 DEAD _ Authorities are searching for a gunman who killed the driver and the front passenger of a car in Philadelphia, firing 25 bullets from the backseat.

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