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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

May 1, 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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

CITY’S FORMER POET-WHITE NATIONALIST PAST

PHILADELPHIA _ A former poet laureate of Philadelphia who focused on bringing poetry to neighborhoods and the city’s young people has been revealed to have been a white nationalist. Frank Sherlock was appointed to the year-long post in 2014 during the administration of Mayor Michael Nutter, who is black. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Sherlock’s white nationalist past was revealed in a poem by another local poet posted to Twitter and later deleted.

FRATERNITY PROTEST

SWARTHMORE _ The only two fraternities at a private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania have decided to disband amid outrage over documents containing derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault. SENT: About 430 words.

EXCHANGE:

IN BRIEF:

TEEN SHOT-SUPERMARKET _ Authorities say a 13-year-old boy who was shot outside a Philadelphia supermarket remains hospitalized in critical condition.

TWO MEN SHOT _ Authorities say a street shooting in western Pennsylvania that left a man and a teenage boy hospitalized also damaged a home.

FATAL HIT-RUN CRASH _ A driver has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed two people and injured five others in northeast Philadelphia last month.

SPORTS:

BBO--PIRATES-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas _ By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 1:05 p.m. CT.

BBO--TIGERS-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA _ Detroit plays at Philadelphia.

SOC--FC CINCINNATI-UNION

PHILADELPHIA _ FC Cincinnati plays at the Philadelphia Union.

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