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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

March 22, 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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FRIDAY’S TOP STORIES:

PENNSYLVANIA POLICE SHOOTING (With PENNYSYLVANIA POLICE SHOOTING-THE LATEST)

The defense rested Friday in the homicide trial of a white police officer charged with shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager near Pittsburgh, signaling the jury will soon get the case. By Ramesh Santanam. SENT: 647 words, photos. Updates planned.

PROBLEM OFFICERS-HOMELAND SECURITY

Some problem police officers in Philadelphia have been assigned to monitor security cameras in a highly sensitive Homeland Security intelligence facility. SENT: 455 WORDS.

IN BRIEF:

MOTHER SLAIN-SON CHARGED _ A judge has ruled that a man charged in the beating death of his mother inside her eastern Pennsylvania home should stand trial on a homicide charge.

COUNTY WORKER-CHILD PORN _ Authorities say a county worker in Pennsylvania used county-issued equipment to access child pornography.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE-PENNSYLVANIA _ Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped in February to the lowest rate since 1976, which is as far back as the state’s records go.

OFFICER IMPERSONATION-WOMAN ABDUCTED _ Authorities say two people posing as police officers abducted a woman but later dropped her off in front of a police station in Philadelphia.

MUMPS OUTBREAK-TEMPLE UNIVERSITY _ Two vaccine clinics will be held at Philadelphia’s Temple University in response to the ongoing mumps outbreak at the school that’s now up to 86 cases.

SPORTS:

HKN--FLYERS-BLACKHAWKS

Carter Hart is looking to help the Philadelphia Flyers rally into a playoff spot. If the 20-year-old rookie is feeling any pressure, it’s hard to tell. Hart made 40 saves and James van Reimsdyk snapped a tie in the third period, helping the Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Thursday night. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 666 words, photos.

HKN--PENGUINS-PREDATORS

Late goals have hurt Pittsburgh lately. Sidney Crosby and the Penguins were able to reverse the trend Thursday night. Crosby’s goal in the shootout gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators, ending a three-game losing streak. By Chip Cirillo. SENT: 595 words, photos.

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