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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

May 12, 2019

Good evening! 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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SUNDAY’S TOP STORIES:

PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s primary election will decide nominees or officeholders for several high-profile offices, including mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city and one of the state’s 18 members of the U.S. House. Pennsylvania’s primary election is May 21. It features primary elections for Philadelphia mayor and two statewide appellate court seats. It also features special elections to fill three open seats in the Legislature and one in Congress. By Marc Levy. SENT: About 780 words.

PORT OF CLEVELAND-CRUISE SHIPS

CLEVELAND — The Port Cleveland is planning to develop a more permanent U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility to process cruise passengers disembarking in the Lake Erie city. SENT: About 390 words.

TEACHER MURDER CONVICTION-APPEAL

ERIE _ Prosecutors will ask Pennsylvania’s highest court to reverse an appeals court ruling overturning the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a former northwestern Pennsylvania high school teacher in the strangulation death of a student more than four decades ago. SENT: About 260 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-SNOW REMOVAL ROBOT

ERIE _ The autonomous snow-sweeping robot can run for 16 miles and sweep up to 4 inches of snow. This is a senior project that everyone in Erie can appreciate. In a region that gets about 10 feet of snow a year, imagine never having to shovel it again. Five engineering students at Gannon University have built a snow-removal robot that does the job. They say it has 16 miles of battery life and can sweep up to 4 inches of snow. “It was designed to work on sidewalks at schools and businesses,” said Mark Wesley, 22, a mechanical engineering major from Butler County. “It would run overnight, while you sleep,” added Tenger Batjargal, 23, an electrical engineering major. Christopher Millette, Erie Times-News. SENT: About 360 words.

IN BRIEF:

WOMAN KILLED-MAN FOUND DEAD _ Authorities say a woman was shot and killed as she drove home from her western Pennsylvania workplace, and a male suspect was later found dead in a Pittsburgh cemetery.

VEHICLE GUN BATTLE-CRASH _ Authorities say an exchange of gunfire between two men in cars in western Pennsylvania led to a crash that injured an off-duty police officer.

SPORTS:

BKN--76ERS-RAPTORS

TORONTO _ Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors host Joel Embiid and the 76ers in a deciding Game 7 with a berth in the Eastern Conference final on the line. By Ian Harrison. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BBN--PIRATES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS _ Pittsburgh and St. Louis wrap up their four-game series at Busch Stadium. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT.

BBO--PHILLIES-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Kan. _ The Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals wrap up their weekend series at Kauffman Stadium. By Kollin MIller. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT.

BBM--TRIPLE A-POWER SURGE

Balls are flying out of Triple-A ballparks like never before, coinciding with a switch in baseballs to the major league model. The El Paso Chihuahuas have hit 89 home runs in their first 37 games — the most in professional baseball and more than half the 142 they slugged in 139 games last season. The Rochester Red Wings and Lehigh Valley IronPigs combined for 15 homers in a game last month. Overall, 26 of the 30 teams in the Pacific Coast League and International League are on pace to exceed their 2018 totals, most by a wide margin. By Eric Olson. SENT: About 1090 words.

BOX--WILLIAMS-HURD

FAIRFAX, Va. — Jarrett Hurd was welcomed into the ring by the Washington Redskins marching band. He left in a manner familiar to his favorite football team recently, losing to an opponent from Philadelphia. By Ian Quillen. SENT: About 740 words.

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