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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

December 26, 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:

DUI PENALTIES

HARRISBURG _ The legal penalties for repeatedly driving under the influence in Pennsylvania are more severe under a new law that’s just gone into effect.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL HOTEL STABBING _ State police say a woman is facing a criminal homicide charge following the stabbing death of a man at a western Pennsylvania hotel on Christmas Day.

BOY SHOOTS TEENAGE BROTHER _ Authorities say a 12-year-old boy shot his 17-year-old brother in the back on Christmas Day at a western Pennsylvania home.

FLIGHT DELAYED-SUSPECTED BOMB THROAT _ A flight from Philadelphia to Boston was held before takeoff while police investigated what the crew feared was a bomb threat. Moved late for Wednesday AMs.

SPORTS:

FBN--STEELERS-BEN’S YEAR

PITTSBURGH _ Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can be the first player in team history to lead the league in yards passing. The 15-year veteran, however, is more focused on trying to find a way to keep Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes alive. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m. EST.

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