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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 20, 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. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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Locked up for life at 15, Norman Brown remains defined by the crime that put him behind bars. Twenty-seven years ago, Brown joined a neighbor more than twice his age to rob a jewelry shop in Chesterfield, Missouri, and the man shot the owner to death. The shooter was executed. But state officials, bound by a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, pledged to give Brown an opportunity to get out — then rejected parole in a process a federal judge ruled recently must be overhauled. Three years after the Supreme Court gave inmates like Brown a chance at freedom, the justice system is gaining speed in revisiting scores of cases. By Sharon Cohen and Adam Geller. SENT: About 2060 words. Abridged version also moved.


BOSTON — A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday. SENT: About 590 words.


PORTLAND, Maine — The late founder of the Dead Poets Society of America can be inducted to the society of fallen bards now that he’s now a published poet. By David Sharp. SENT: About 610 words.



FORTY FORT _ After arriving stateside following three years at sea during World War II, Haydn Evans left his Navy barracks in Washington state and didn’t come back for three days. He had some much-deserved partying to do. When he finally returned from being AWOL, he got to the naval base just in time to see his shipmates hopping aboard a train bound for the East Coast. With no time to retrieve his belongings, he jumped aboard too. Among the items left behind was a personalized Bible sent to him by the Forty Fort United Methodist Church. He wouldn’t see it again for 73 years. In early December, a fellow veteran, Charlie Webb from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, who possessed the Bible contacted the church and was eventually put in touch with Evans. Bob Kalinowski, (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader. SENT: About 580 words.


BROTHER SLAIN _ A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing his younger brother to death when they were teenagers two decades ago has been granted parole.



COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ Coming off its second loss of the season, No. 9 Maryland seeks to get back on course against Penn State in a rematch of a game the Terrapins won last month. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 2 p.m. EST.


LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson have struggled to find the back of the net since Dec. 22, scoring a combined three goals over 12 games. Vegas’ dynamic top-line forwards topped that Saturday night. Marchessault scored three goals for his second career hat trick and Karlsson got his 16th of the season to help lead the Golden Knights to a 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. By W.G. Ramirez. SENT: About 800 words.


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