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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

November 15, 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:

HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A New Jersey prosecutor says he will announce developments in a criminal investigation of a couple that raised $400,000 for a homeless man they said helped them with a disabled car. Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina is planning a news conference Thursday afternoon. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words. With AP photos.

WWII PILOT-REMAINS FOUND

LATROBE, Pa. — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II are coming home. The Defense Department’s POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Wednesday that the remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford will be buried on Dec. 4 in Arlington National Cemetery. SENT: UPCOMING words.

WINTRY WEATHER

BYHALIA, Miss. — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. The wintry weather was barreling eastward Thursday, with snow and ice expected from Ohio and the Appalachian Mountains through Washington, D.C., New York and New England. By Adrian Sainz and Jeff Amy. AP photos and video.

WITH

WINTRY WEATHER-PENNSYLVANIA

IN BRIEF:

— MOTHER AND SON SLAIN — A Pennsylvania teenager accused of killing his mother and younger brother in their home will be tried as an adult.

— INFLATABLE CHEESE — A Pittsburgh restaurant and a food recovery nonprofit have partnered to bring a travelling inflatable cheese wedge to the city’s rivers.

—WOMAN KICKED TO DEATH — Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania man kicked and beat his girlfriend to death because he was convinced she was cheating on him.

SPORTS:

BKN--ON BASKETBALL-BUTLER’S DEBUT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Time, right now, is Jimmy Butler’s best friend. That’s all that the Philadelphia 76ers and their newest player need. They will figure things out, figure out who goes where and who does what in every situation. In time, they’ll be able to get back to their usual arsenal of plays and sets, a repertoire they had to pare down considerably for Butler’s debut with his new club. By Tim Reynolds. AP photos.

PENGUINS-CROSBY

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury. The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate. Coach Mike Sullivan declined to offer specifics on the nature of Crosby’s issue but said it’s not concussion-related.

AP Photos NJJC106-1113181931.

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