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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

May 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

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PITTSBURGH _ A western Pennsylvania professor working as an Uber driver has been charged with harassing and holding two women in his vehicle over the weekend, authorities said.



CANONSBURG _ At an age when most mothers are empty nesters, 56-year-old Cetina Hendal finds her nest expanding. In May 2014, Hendal and her husband, Troy, 55, of Strabane, adopted their grandson, Bryce, now 7. And their house won’t be quiet anytime soon: The Hendals’ biological daughter, Kaylie, 18, is at home, along with identical twin sisters the couple adopted almost four months ago, and a 6-year-old foster daughter, Ashlynn, whom they are in the process of adopting. The Hendals also have five other biological children who are grown and living on their own, and six grandchildren. Initially, the couple didn’t plan to expand their family after they were granted guardianship, but having a youngster in the house again “was kind of cool,” Cetina said. Karen Mansfield, (Washington) Observer-Reporter. SENT: About 690 words.


OBIT-BANK ROBBERY VICTIM _ A former Pennsylvania bank manager who was shot in the head during a 1986 robbery in which three other employees were killed has died.

HIKER SEARCH _ Dartmouth College says a student has been found alive after he went missing during a weekend hike.

NEW COAL MINE _Consol Energy Inc. says it expects to open a metallurgical coal mine in southern West Virginia in 2021.

PRIEST-ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE _ A priest with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has been placed on administrative leave while officials investigate claims that he had “inappropriate contact” with adult women.

MAN FATALLY STABBED _ Authorities say a stabbing inside an apartment in western Pennsylvania has left a man dead and a woman hospitalized in critical condition.



PHILADELPHIA _ Stung by a crushing Game 7 defeat in the East semis, the Philadelphia 76ers head into an uncertain offseason, where the fate coach Brett Brown and free agents Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris will be decided. By Dan Gelston. SENT: About 960 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA _ Aaron Nola (3-0) starts for the NL East-leading Phillies against Milwaukee. By Rob Maaddi.


PHOENIX _ Pittsburgh plays Arizona at Chase Field. UPCOMING: About 700 words, photos.

Also moving:

FBN--EAGLES-MOVES _ The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Cody Kessler and brought back offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski.


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