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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

November 9, 2018

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. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

SHOOTING-SYNAGOGUE

PITTSBURGH — A moment of silence to honor the 11 people killed in a synagogue is planned at a park in downtown Pittsburgh nearly two weeks after the massacre. Mayor Bill Peduto is asking people around the world to join in the moment of silence at noon Friday. It will start a “Rally for Peace” at Point State Park to commemorate victims of the Oct. 27 shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

IN BRIEF:

— DEADLY STREET SHOOTING-PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say a street shooting in Philadelphia has left a teenage boy dead and two other people hospitalized.

—GREAT LAKES-DROWNINGS — A water safety nonprofit group says 2018 has been a deadly year on the Great Lakes, with at least 110 drownings recorded.

—HERSHEY PLANT FIRE — A small fire broke out at the Pennsylvania chocolate factory that manufactures more than 70 million Hershey’s Kisses a day.

SPORTS:

EAGLES-SPROLES

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he optimistic running back Darren Sproles will play again this season despite suffering a setback with his hamstring injury. Sproles returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the previous seven games but re-injured his hamstring and won’t play against the Cowboys on Sunday night. Pederson wouldn’t say who will return punts in place of Sproles.

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