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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

March 18, 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:

MAN KILLED-BULLDOZER

A federal lawsuit says Pennsylvania State Police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a Grateful Dead fan caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machine’s treads. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: About 850 words.

PEDIATRICIAN-ASSAULT CHARGES

EBENSBURG — A former Pennsylvania pediatrician is scheduled for sentencing Monday in the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients, in a case that state medical regulators failed to act on nearly two decades ago. SENT: About 360 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-MISSING MALLLARDS

DALLAS _ A symposium on waterfowl conservation last week didn’t paint a rosy picture when it came to some duck species _ particularly mallards, which are among the most recognizable ducks to the general public. As biologists and conservation leaders took turns addressing the audience, the fact that mallard ducks are in decline was a common theme. As a result, the proposed federal framework for the 2019-20 waterfowl season in Pennsylvania included a change in the daily bag limits for mallards. Tom Venesky, (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader. SENT: About 690 words.

\IN BRIEF:

NEW ZEALAND-MOSQUE SHOOTING-PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh synagogue that was the site of a shooting massacre that left 11 worshippers dead has started a fundraising campaign through GoFundMe to support New Zealand’s Muslim community.

STATE PRISONS-TOBACCO BAN _ Pennsylvania’s prison system is banning all tobacco products inside every facility’s secure perimeter, starting July 1.

PHILADELPHIA FIRE _ Fire crews helped pull a young man out of a burning building in Philadelphia over the weekend.

SPORTS:

BKC--NCAA-FINAL FOUR

DAYTON, Ohio _ Coach Fran Dunphy’s final season is finishing with a trip to the NCAA Tournament, where his Temple Owls face Belmont in a First Four game. Fairleigh Dickinson plays Prairie View A&M _ making its first tournament appearance since 1998 _ in the other game Tuesday.

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