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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

December 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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GUN CONTROL-SOCIAL MEDIA

ALBANY, N.Y. — Should authorities be able to deny handgun licenses for hateful tweets? A New York lawmaker is raising the question with a bill that would require police to scrutinize the social media activity and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who have published violent or hateful posts. By Michael Hill. SENT: 600 words.

IN BRIEF:

—SECRET SANTA-LAYAWAY PAYOFF — A Secret Santa made the holiday season a little brighter for hundreds of shoppers near Philadelphia after paying off nearly $30,000 worth of layaways at a Walmart.

—WATER BOIL ADVISORY — A boil water advisory has been lifted for some Pennsylvania residents near Philadelphia.

— NEW CARS HEIST — Authorities in Delaware say thieves broke into a lot near a Delaware port and made off with several new vehicles, using one to ram the fence and make a getaway.

— BOYFRIEND CRUSHED — A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds.

— LONG LOST WALLET — A Pennsylvania man has his wallet back nearly four years after it apparently fell out of his pocket while riding a roller coaster.

— CHESAPEAKE BAY-GRANT FUNDING — Efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay will soon get a boost in funding.

— COLLEGE STUDENT KILLED — A man charged with killing a Temple University student has rejected a deal from prosecutors to plead guilty to murder in exchange for a 30 to 60-year prison sentence.

— I LOVE MY LIBRARIAN — A Pittsburgh librarian who advocates for immigrants and refugees and a librarian from rural North Carolina who helps patrons navigate the internet are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award.

SPORTS:

FBN--EAGLES-IN CONTROL

After winning consecutive games for the first time since the Super Bowl, the Eagles are back in control of their playoff chances. They’ll clinch the NFC East if they win out but the road is tough. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 550 words.

HKN--AVALANCHE-PENGUINS

The Colorado Avalanche visit the Pittsburgh Penguins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

The Colorado Avalanche visit the Pittsburgh Penguins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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