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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 29, 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.

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HARRISBURG _A report issued Tuesday says Pennsylvania should adopt changes to make its elections more secure — encouraging the replacement of older voting machines, enhanced security of voter rolls and better contingency planning for cyberattacks and other technological challenges. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: About 640 words.


WESTPORT, Conn. — When the 1958 film adaptation of “The Old Man and the Sea” hit theaters, Ernest Hemingway happened to be in New York City to watch the World Series and invited his close friend A.E. Hotchner to go see the movie with him. By Kristen DeGroot. SENT: About 1000 words.



PITTSBURGH _ Tony Weisser walked into Classic Lines bookstore on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill late morning Friday with a friend, and his face registered the kind of look that you wish came with words. So you ask: Did he know that Classic Lines was named among five finalists for bookstore of the year by Publishers Weekly the day before? “It’s obvious why,” he said quickly, acknowledging he had never been there before. “I’m not much of a reader, but right when I came in here it made me want to pick up a book and read it.” The news that broke on Thursday attracted curious shoppers on Friday and also brought out the regulars who use words like “grateful,” “love” and “community” when they talk about this 1,600-square-foot store that opened in 2014. Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. SENT: About 880 words.


WIFE-HANDCUFFED IN CAR _ Authorities say a Pennsylvania man shackled his wife inside his vehicle numerous times while he went to work because he was concerned she was cheating on him.

SCHOOL BUS CRASH-STUDENTS INJURED _ A school bus crash on a slippery roadway in central Pennsylvania has left three students injured.

POLICE HEADQUARTERS-GUN PULLED _ Authorities say a man pulled a gun on officers inside a Pennsylvania city’s police headquarters.

HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN _ A homeless man from Philadelphia who allegedly schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 has been extradited back to New Jersey.

DOCTOR-OPIOIDS _ A Pennsylvania doctor has been found guilty in West Virginia of illegally prescribing opioids to his patients.



LOS ANGELES _ The Philadelphia 76ers continue their four-game road trip when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers, who have lost three of their last four. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 10:30 EST.


NEW YORK _ The Philadelphia Flyers visit the New York Rangers.


CLEMSON, S.C. _ Clemson tries to bounce back from its devastating, last-minute collapse at North Carolina State last weekend against Pittsburgh, also desperate for a win after losing three straight. Developing from 9 p.m. EST start.


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