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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 11, 2019

Good morning! 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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. _ A Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two boys and making one of them say confession after the assaults is set to be sentenced in Pennsylvania court. David Lee Poulson is one of two priests charged as a result of a damning Pennsylvania grand jury report that named almost 300 predator priests accused of abusing more than 1,000 victims in six of the state’s dioceses. UPCOMING: 400 words.


_UBER-UNDERCOVER BUST _ Pennsylvania State Police say they had an officer pose as an Uber driver to arrest a man who left a two-pound package of marijuana inside a ride-sharing vehicle.

_MISSILE COMMAND CENTER-BREWERY _ A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center near Pittsburgh.

_SCRANTON-FBI RAID _ The FBI raided Scranton City Hall and the mayor’s home this week.

_ NAKED DRIVER-POLICE CHASE _ Authorities say a naked man who led law enforcement on a chase through Delaware and Pennsylvania has been charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

_ SCHOOL BUS CRASH-DRIVER INJURED _ Police say a school bus driver suffering an apparent medical emergency crashed into a tree in Pennsylvania.

_ STUDENT STABBING _ Police say an elementary school student stabbed a classmate in the head with scissors in Philadelphia.

_ RARE PENNY _ A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction.



Treyvon Hester was an unknown player on the Eagles until he got his fingertips on Cody Parkey’s field-goal attempt to secure a win in the wild-card round. By Rob Maaddi


The Atlanta Hawks visit the Philadelphia 76ers. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 650 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. AP Photos.


PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers were expected to make the playoffs. instead they have turned in one of the worst seasons in franchise history. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 750 words. By 6 p.m. AP Photos.


How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none. OK, maybe that’s a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC’s heavyweight share of the combat sports marketplace. Try ignoring One Championship now. By Dan Gelston. With AP photos.


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