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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 6, 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. Bruce Shipkowski is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump held out little hope Sunday that another round of talks between top aides and congressional staff would produce meaningful progress toward ending the partial government shutdown, seeming to undercut his team by saying he needed to deal directly with Democratic leaders. By Catherine Lucey and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 820 words, photos and video.

IN BRIEF:

_ FIRE RESCUE ATTEMPT-HUSBAND KILLED _ A man who tried to rescue his wife from their burning Pennsylvania home died after he was overcome by smoke, unaware that she had safely fled the residence.

_ TRIPLE FATAL FIRE _ Authorities say a fire at a Philadelphia rowhome packed with personal items has killed a woman and her two young grandchildren.

_COLUMBIA GAS-SERVICE OUTAGE _ Officials say hundreds of Pennsylvania utility customers who had their natural gas service temporarily shut off should have it restored by early Monday.

SPORTS:

FBN--EAGLES-BEARS

LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ The Chicago Bears are soaring under coach Matt Nagy as they host the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in an NFC wild-card game. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be making make his first playoff while Philadelphia’s Nick Foles will again be filling in for Carson Wentz. With AP photos.

Eds: Game starts at 4:4:40 p.m.

WITH:

GOVERNORS-FOOTBALL WAGER

_ Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf have made a friendly wager over Sunday’s football game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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