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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 28, 2019

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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CLERGY ABUSE-PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE

HARRISBURG _ Lawmakers have returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol, but they have yet to revisit a response to child sexual abuse scandals since the debate’s late-night collapse on last year’s final voting day.

BUSINESS:

FREE TV ONLINE-REVIEW

NEW YORK _ You canceled cable long ago. Your TV antenna has trash reception for ABC. What to do for your Oscars viewing party? A newish, under-the-radar option is Locast. It’s like an app version of a $50 antenna you can get from Best Buy, and it’s free and easy to use. By Taji Arbel, AP Technology Writer. SENT: About 810 words.

IN BRIEF:

SPECIAL ELECTION-PENNSYLVANIA _ A Navy veteran and former Veterans Affairs official will compete with an information technology consulting firm owner for an open state Senate seat in suburban Pittsburgh.

AMTRAK-BRIBERY SCHEME _ A former textile manufacturing executive is accused of bribing an Amtrak employee to secure contracts worth millions for his Delaware employer.

HOUSE FIRE-=HOARDING _ Firefighters say hoarding conditions hampered their efforts to battle a house fire in western Pennsylvania, but they were able to rescue a woman and several dogs from the blaze.

SPORTS:

HKN--JETS-FLYERS

PHILADELPHIA _ The Winnipeg Jets visit the Philadelphia Flyers. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.

HKN--DEVILS-PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH _ The New Jersey Devils visit the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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