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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

March 29, 2019

Good evening! 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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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FRIDAY’S TOP STORIES:

TACKLING TRASH IN FILTHADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA _The City of Brotherly Love was once revolutionary when it came to clean streets, gutters and sidewalks. Benjamin Franklin launched one of America’s first street sweeping programs here in the late 1750s. In 1952, the city tied with Memphis, Tennessee, as the nation’s cleanest. By Kristen De Groot. SENT: 764 words, photos.

DISMEMBERED TEEN

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman is set to plead guilty in the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of her 14-year-old daughter. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words from 1:30 hearing.

ELSEWHERE:

CLERGY ABUSE-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Religious orders once associated with a now-shuttered Catholic boarding school for Native Americans are being accused of failing to protect students from sexual abuse by clergy and faculty. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 678 words.

IN BRIEF:

_WIFE SHOOTS HUSBAND _ A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband after they had a drunken argument about money, sex and a burned tuna casserole has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

_ONE DEAD-TWO SHOT_ Authorities say a dispute over a parking spot apparently sparked a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in western Pennsylvania.

_OFFICER FATALLY SHOT _ The father of a man charged with killing a Pennsylvania city police officer in 2017 has been accused of intimidating a witness in the murder case.

_DEADLY CONVENIENCE STORE SHOOTING _ Authorities say a man armed with a rifle shot and killed a woman inside a Philadelphia-area convenience store.

SPORTS:

MMA--UFC-PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Gaethje took a peek at the Philadelphia Flyers ice that covered the arena floor and recalled a time on that spot when he let a chance at wrestling triumph slip away. By Dan Gelson. SENT: 908 words photos.

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