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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

February 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPER BOWL-FOOTBALL FLU

BURLINGTON CITY _ A southern New Jersey school employee has won a round in a dispute over using a sick day during last year’s Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade. The state Public Employment Relations Commission has ruled the worker’s union can challenge a decision to deny him sick leave. SENT: 356 words.

KLOBUCHAR-MEDICAL DEVICES

MINNEAPOLIS _ Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a presidential hopeful, has built a reputation as a champion for consumer safety. The Minnesota Democrat has also advocated for the medical device industry — a big employer in her home state — in ways that complicate her reputation as a consumer defender. A review of Klobuchar’s record by The Associated Press and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists found that Klobuchar has advanced proposals championed by the medical device industry that some consumer advocates claim would put patients’ safety at risk. By They say she has put the industry’s demands above patient safety. By Amy Forliti of The Associated Press and Spencer Woodman of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. SENT: 1,967 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ WINTER WEATHER-ICY ROADS _ Wintry precipitation has caused icy roads that are being blamed for numerous crashes on a major eastern Pennsylvania highway.

_ SAINT’S TOMB _ The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says the recently-moved tomb of St. Katherine Drexel will be designated a shrine.

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