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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

April 14, 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:

ELECTION 2020-SANDERS-PENNSYLVANIA

PITTSBURGH _ U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is coming to Pennsylvania for his first visit of the 2020 presidential campaign.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-STRUGGLING DAIRY FARMS

WATTSBURG — Dean Curtis didn’t need to see the results of the U.S. Census of Agriculture to know what’s happened to the region’s dairy industry. Curtis, who started working alongside his father at the age of 10 and began running his own dairy farm in 1972, decided years ago that family-owned dairy farms were in trouble. He tried to head it off. Curtis paid attention when industry experts said dairy farmers needed to get bigger or get out. Twenty years ago, he was milking 150 cows and ranked as one of Erie County’s larger dairy operations. But size didn’t save him. On the second day of summer 2018, he and his wife sold their cows and their farm machinery, shutting down a dairy farm that’s been in his family since 1931. Numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture make it clear the Curtis family is part of a larger pattern. Jim Martin, Erie Times-News.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE SHOOTING-DOMESTIC CALL _ Authorities say police shot and wounded a man during an early morning domestic violence call in western Pennsylvania.

SPORTS:

BBN--ISLANDERS-PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH _ The New York Islanders carry a 2-0 lead into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby is still looking for his first goal of the playoffs. Game begins at 12 p.m. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BBN--PIRATES-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON _ The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates wrap up a three-game series Sunday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts at 1:35 p.m. EDT.

BBN--PHILLIES-MARLINS

MIAMI _ Philadelphia plays Miami in Marlins Park.

SOC--MLS-UNION-GALAXY

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in the first half and the LA Galaxy beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

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