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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

February 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

BEAR ATTACK-WOMAN DRAGGED

MUNCY _ A woman who survived a bear attack outside her Pennsylvania home is back home and says she feels lucky to have survived.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-ROADSIDEK ATTRACTION-VANDALISM

MOUNT BETHEL _ A giant Adirondack chair, known affectionately to locals as “The Big Chair,” offers expansive views of Northampton County from its publicly accessible perch on Route 191 in Upper Mount Bethel Township. The roadside landmark, which stands 14 feet high by 7 feet wide, has been a welcome respite for sightseers and weary travelers for the past four years. But the chair also has attracted the attention of vandals who have bedeviled it with trash, graffiti and disrespect — prompting its owners to consider removing it from the scenic overlook. Christina Tatu, The (Allentown) Morning Call. SENT: About 850 words.

IN BRIEF:

TWO WOMEN SHOT _ Authorities say two women sitting in a car were shot and wounded in northeastern Pennsylvania.

SPORTS:

BKN--76ERS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Philadelphia 76ers try to bounce back from a loss to Boston when they visit the New York Knicks, who have lost 17 in a row, a franchise-worst for one season. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

HKN--OILERS-PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Evgeni Malkin when they host Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. Malkin is serving a one-game suspension for an illegal high stick. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

BKC--PROVIDENCE-VILLANOVA

PHILADELPHIA _ Providence plays Villanova at The William B. Finneran Pavilion. By Dave Zeitlin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. EST.

BBN--PIRATES BEGIN

BRADENTON, Fla. _ The Pittsburgh Pirates open spring training Wednesday with optimism built largely on a starting rotation that pushed them back above .500 in 2018. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m. EST.

BBN--PHILLIES-NOLA

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Pitcher Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $45 million, four-year contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for this week.

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