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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

May 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2019-PENNSYLVANIA

HARRISBURG _ Coverage of the Pennsylvania primaries, including Philadelphia mayor’s race, and special elections for state Legislature and US House.

With:

_ PENNSYLVANIA-US HOUSE-SPECIAL ELECTION _ Voters in a large swath of central and northern Pennsylvania are picking a new congressman to represent them in Washington.

_ PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY-JUDGES _ Three Democrats and three Republicans are vying for two spots on each party’s fall ticket to fill open seats on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court.

_ PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE-SPECIAL ELECTIONS _ Voters in three districts across Pennsylvania will fill open seats in the state Legislature, two in the Senate and one in the House.

PHILADELPHIA MAYOR

PHILADELPHIA _ Democrat Jim Kenney is running for re-election as mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city, facing two challengers critical of his handling of the rising homicide rate, ongoing opioid epidemic and his signature achievement, a soda tax that’s helping provide free preschool classes. By Kristen DeGroot. SENT: About 740 words, will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

ALLENTOWN MAYOR _ Four Democrats and one Republican are running to serve the rest of imprisoned former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s term.

POLICE SHOOTING-MAN WOUNDED _ A Philadelphia police detective driving an unmarked car shot and critically wounded a man who he mistakenly thought had a weapon and was trying to rob him.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER-FACEBOOK FLAP _ A school district outside Pittsburgh has publicly censured a longtime board of education member over a racist Facebook post that was published on his personal page.

CANAL CLEANUP-INDIANA _ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a $26 million cleanup will begin this month of contamination on the Lake George Canal in northwestern Indiana.

SPORTS:

FBN--STEELERS-ROESTHLISBERGER

PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh Steelers begin organized team activities without Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell but with Ben Roethlisberger. The franchise quarterback signed a contract extension last month even as ex-teammates questioned his leadership. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

BBN--PHILLIES-CUBS

CHICAGO _ The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs continue a four-game series between the NL East and Central leaders. Zach Eflin starts for Philadelphia _ a 5-4 winner in 10 innings Monday _ and Jose Quintana pitches for Chicago. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. EDT.

BBN--ROCKIES-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh Pirates open a six-game homestand on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. Chris Archer (1-3, 5.58 ERA) starts for Pittsburgh against German Marquez (4-2, 3.80). By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. EDT.

BBA--RED SOX-YANKEES

NEW YORK — The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. By Ronald Blum. SENT: About 990 words.

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