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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

March 24, 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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TOP STORIES:

VEHICLE INTO RIVER

SAYRE _ Authorities say a vehicle crashed into the Susquehanna River in northern Pennsylvania, claiming the lives of a man and his 1-year-old son

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-HUNTING SEASON CHANGES

PHILADELPHIA _ Gutted deer often hang from the porch of Karen Parsons’ bed-and-breakfast each fall, and those carcasses, she said, are good for business. Parsons’ Fishing Creek Lodge in Columbia County sits between two of Pennsylvania’s largest state game lands tracts, and each hunting season, her five rooms are often filled with hunters looking to ply those 95,514 acres for whitetail deer. No hunting day is busier in Pennsylvania than the Monday after Thanksgiving, the traditional opening day of rifle season in the state since 1963. “I have breakfast ready for those fellas at 4:30 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday,” she said behind the counter of the deli in the general store. “They want to be out and in the woods early.” But next month, the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to vote on whether to move the opening day to the Saturday before Thanksgiving in an effort to draw more hunters. Jason Nark, The Philadelphia Inquirer. SENT: About 1110 words.

IN BRIEF:

MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING _ State police say a struggle over a gun in a western Pennsylvania movie theater ended with one youth shot in the leg.

MAIN STREET FIRE _ Authorities say fire has destroyed five buildings, including a business, on the main street of a Pennsylvania bureau where an earlier blaze destroyed six buildings last month.

ODD--NAKED PHILLY BIKE RIDE _ Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they’ll do it in August.

SPORTS:

HKN--FLYERS-CAPITALS

WASHINGTON _ The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals look to extend their lead atop the Metropolitan Division when they host the Philadelphia Flyers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

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