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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

June 10, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PHILADELPHIA — The results of a lengthy probe into the handling of sexual abuse claims by Roman Catholic dioceses throughout Pennsylvania, which victim advocates say will be the biggest and most exhaustive ever by a U.S. state, could be made public within weeks. By Claudia Lauer. SENT: About 860 words, photos.


The U.S. Army is scouting large cities to find a home for a new command headquarters so it will be close to academia and industry, a first for the service. The Army typically likes to put its facilities away from population centers because there is space to train in rural areas and operations won’t disrupt the public. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: About 830 words.



OAKMONT — When Dorothy Griffin saw her beloved church burn down nearly four years ago, her heart broke. But not her faith. “We were planning a special service that Sunday,” said Griffin, 91, the oldest member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont. “It was our pastor’s anniversary ... I knew in my heart that we had to rebuild, and I believed in my heart that God was going to enable us to rebuild.” The congregation did, with the help of other churches and organizations throughout the borough. Michael Divittorio, Tribune-Review. SENT: About 640 words.


FIRE-COUPLE KILLED — Authorities have determined the cause of death of an elderly man and woman in a western Pennsylvania house fire last year, but questions remain about their deaths.



PHILADELPHIA — Zach Eflin (2-2) starts for the Phillies and Freddy Peralta (1-0) goes for the Brewers in the series finale. By Mike Cranston. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 1:35 p.m. EDT.


CHICAGO — Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs go for the weekend sweep and their 12th win in 14 games when they wrap up their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kyle Hendricks starts for Chicago, with Ivan Nova expected to come off the disabled list for Pittsburgh. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2:20 p.m. EDT.


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