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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

July 4, 2018

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. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

JULY FOURTH — Americans are marking Independence Day with parades, fireworks and, for some, a renewed sense of pride in their 242-year-old nation. For others, a sense of a United States divided weighs heavy on its quintessential holiday. SENT: About 450 words, photos.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-WHISKEY REBELLION LANDMARKS

MONONGAHELA - A Pennsylvania historical sign in a Monongahela parking lot marks the location where U.S. statesman Albert Gallatin delivered an eloquent speech that brought an end to a revolt over a federal whiskey tax in 1794. However, Gallatin actually delivered the speech before 226 whiskey rebels a short distance to the north, on the back porch of a log house that was dismantled in 1914, Monongahela historian and architect Terry Necciai said. “It was a natural amphitheater,” Necciai said. “The men sat up the hill.” Crall’s Monongahela Floral & Gift shop exists today on the spot where the log house once stood. Interest continues to increase about the Whiskey Rebellion, and in the annual festival that celebrates it in Washington, a party that kicks off Thursday. Scott Beveridge, (Washington) Observer-Reporter. SENT: About 720 words.

IN BRIEF:

MURDER CASE DROPPED — Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a man due to a judge’s ruling that a former Philadelphia detective engaged in “outrageous” misconduct.

1988 SLAYING RESENTENCING — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to order new DNA tests in a 30-year-old murder case before resentencing a man convicted as a juvenile of the slaying.

MISSING IN RIVER — Rescue crews in central Pennsylvania have been searching for a man missing in the Susquehanna River.

SPORTS:

BBN--PIRATES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Rich Hill starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Joe Musgrove and the Pittsburgh Pirates in the series finale. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 5 p.m. PT.

BBO--ORIOLES-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Nola (10-2) starts for the Phillies and Efrey Ramirez (0-1) goes for the Orioles. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 4:05 p.m. EDT.

CAR--OBIT-DEE ANN ANDRETTI

Dee Ann Andretti, the wife of famed driver Mario Andretti and matriarch of one of the most prominent families in motorsports, has died. She was 76.

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