AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA
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 email@example.com.
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CLERGY ABUSE-COMPENSATION FUND
PHILADELPHIA — Claims administrators and members of an Independent Oversight Committee will discuss details of a victims’ compensation program for victims of child sex abuse in Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses following an announcement last week of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is scheduled to begin taking applications this week, while other dioceses are set to follow in January.
CLERGY ABUSE-DEFIANT BISHOP — A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Pennsylvania who has come under harsh criticism for his handling of clergy sex abuse has defied his successor by attending this week’s national meeting of U.S. bishops.
FIREFIGHTER INJURED — A firefighter battling a house fire in Philadelphia was injured after falling off a roof.
BARBERSHOP SHOOTING — Philadelphia police say a barbershop owner shot and wounded a man who he says was attacking him.
PHILADELPHIA — Two streaking teams face off when the Panthers, who have won four in a row, visit the Flyers, who go for their fourth straight win. By Rob Maaddi.
NEWARK, N.J. — After winning one game on a season-high seven-game road trip, the New Jersey Devils return home to face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING. 600, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EST.
PHILADELPHIA — Four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler is introduced at a news conference at the Philadelphia 76ers’ practice complex. By Rob Maaddi.
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