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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 12, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

CLERGY ABUSE

HARRISBURG — The Republican speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives says his chamber is poised to take up changes to the state’s limits on child sexual abuse lawsuits, predicting a 2-year window to allow victims with older claims to sue would pass. By Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy. SENT: NewsNow. UPCOMING: About 500 words by 3 p.m. EDT.

ELECTION 2018-PENNSYLVANIA-GOVERNOR

YORK — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner says he’s making a major campaign announcement. By Marc Levy. UPCOMING: NewsNow developing from 12:30 p.m. EDT luncheon address, with about 350 words by 5 p.m. EDT.

MUSIC-ELTON JOHN

PHILADELPHIA — After 90 minutes of nonstop singing and piano playing — which had the audience on their feet and desperately waiting for more — Elton John returned to the stage dramatically, and epically. There was the sound of loud thunderstorms, dark blue, smoky lights surrounding the arena, and a grand, candle-lit chandelier on the large screen — all while music in the vein of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” played in the background. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: About 710 words, photos.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-DISABILITY MENTORING PROGRAM

DOYLESTOWN — Jimmy Garcia scoured the large all-purpose room at Neshaminy Manor, a senior living center in Doylestown Township, ready to spring into action. He walked among the tables where 15 residents were seated, dipping brushes into watercolor paints. If anyone needed clean water to clean their utensil, Jimmy was on it. If a painting was ready to be dried, Jimmy was ready with a hairdryer to help it along. He moved with purpose and with what those close to him say is true pride. Shared Support Inc., a company that assists adults with disabilities by providing mentors, living support and opportunities to contribute to society through volunteering. Christian Menno, Bucks County Courier Times. SENT: About 1020 words.

IN BRIEF:

TWO FOUND DEAD — Authorities say the deaths of two people found dead inside a car parked in a Pennsylvania community are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.

FATAL CRASH — Philadelphia police say a 31-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his car and crashed into a wooded area.

MINOR EARTHQUAKES-PENNSYLVANIA — Federal officials say two small earthquakes have occurred in eastern Pennsylvania.

SPORTS:

FBN--EAGLES-QBS

PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles will start for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Tampa Buccaneers on Sunday. The Super Bowl MVP has filled in since Carson Wentz tore two knee ligaments in Week 14 last year. He is 6-1, including the playoffs and the final regular-season game, in which he played only one quarter.

FBN--STEELERS-ROETHLISBERG

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hopes his balky right elbow will be good to go Sunday against Kansas City.

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