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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

DISMEMBERED TEEN

Pennsylvania officials are scheduled to release a report on how child welfare agencies handled the case of 14-year-old Grace Packer, who was removed from her home as a toddler and later adopted by a woman who abused her for years before plotting her rape and murder. By Michael Rubinkam.

SPECIAL ELECTION

HARRISBURG _ Pittsburgh’s suburbs, perhaps the most politically poked and prodded territory in Pennsylvania recently, are under the microscope again in a state legislative election that some will see as an early test of President Donald Trump’s strength ahead of 2020 in a critical battleground state. By Marc Levy. UPCOMING: About 600 words by 5 p.m. EDT.

SODA TAXES

HARTFORD, Conn. — Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut’s governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a fight. By Susan Haigh. SENT: About 920 words.

THEATER-JOHN LEGUIZAMO

NEW YORK — John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road. By Mark Kennedy. MOVED: NewsNow, will be updated.

EXCHANGE:

IN BRIEF:

DEADLY PARK SHOOTING _ Authorities say a gunman opened fire on a large group in a Philadelphia park, fatally shooting the son of a high-ranking city police official.

SPORTS:

BKN--76ERS-MAVERICKS

DALLAS _ Philadelphia is all but settled into the third seed in the East for a visit to the Mavericks, who have four home games left in what is expected to be star Dirk Nowitzki’s final season. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.

BBN--CARDINALS-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH _ Chris Archer takes the hill for Pittsburgh as the Pirates host St. Louis in the home opener on Monday. Adam Wainwright starts for the Cardinals. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game begins at 1:05 p.m. EDT.

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