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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

November 12, 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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ATLANTIC CITY — In the time it takes for a red light to turn green, Leonard Sciascia can get his sports bets made, turn around and head home. The 39-year-old man from New York City’s Staten Island runs his own business selling advice on which teams to bet on. But when he wants to take his own advice, he needs to leave home and cross the border into New Jersey — the only place near him where sports betting is legal. By Wayne Parry. SENT: About 890 words.


FATAL FIRE — Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a central Pennsylvania fire blamed on careless smoking.

DEADLY BRIDGE CRASH — Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a two-vehicle crash on a bridge in western Pennsylvania that left two other people hospitalized.



MIAMI — Philadelphia and Miami meet Monday night in a rematch of last season’s first-round Eastern Conference series. Dwyane Wade will remain out for the Heat, still with his wife and newborn daughter in Los Angeles. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game begins 7:40 p.m. EST.


MIAMI — The trade that will send All-Star forward Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia is expected to become official Monday, when the NBA signs off on the terms of the swap between the 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m. EST.


PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh looks to improve to 3-0 when the Panthers host Troy (1-1) on Monday night. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game begins at 7 p.m. EST.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Top-ranked Notre Dame plays its second game of the season at home against Penn. By John Fineran. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 7 p.m. EST tipoff.


PHILADELPHIA — Ezekiel Elliott took one giant leap that may have saved Dallas’ season. But it was Elliott’s go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that helped the Cowboys finally hurdle the Super Bowl champs. The Cowboys showed a second-half spark — and cooled the hot seat for coach Jason Garrett a few degrees — in a 27-20 win over the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. By Dan Gelston. SENT: About 800 words, photos.


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