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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

May 19, 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:

STEELMAKER’S HEADQUARTERS-EXPLOSIONS

BETHLEHEM _ Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker’s former world headquarters. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: About 570 words.

IN BRIEF:

STRUCK OUTSIDE APARTMENT COMPLEX _ Authorities say a man believed to have been under the influence of alcohol drove into a crowd in a western Pennsylvania apartment complex parking lot, injuring one person.

TROOPER’S DEATH-FLAGS _ The governor of Pennsylvania has ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor a state trooper who died on duty over the weekend in suburban Philadelphia.

SPORTS:

FBN--EAGLES-LONG RETIRES

PHILADELPHIA _ Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long announced his retirement from football Saturday night, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. SENT: About 410 words.

BBN--ROCKIES-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA _ Kyle Freeland (2-5) starts for the Rockies and Jerad Eickhoff (2-2) goes for the Phillies in the series finale. By Aaron Bracy.

BBN--PIRATES-PADRES

SAN DIEGO _ Pittsburgh plays San Diego at PETCO Park.

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