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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

December 19, 2018

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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Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant toddlers, children and teens in its care in detention centers and residential facilities packed with hundreds, or thousands, of children. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza. SENT: About 2290 words; abridged version also moved.


POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING _ State police are investigating a police shooting that followed a 17-mile chase in eastern Pennsylvania.

TROOPER SHOOTS MAN _ A state trooper who was trying to serve an arrest warrant has shot and killed a man in Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH-ETHNIC INTIMIDATION REPORT _ The number of ethnic intimidation incidents logged by police in Pittsburgh has remained mostly steady over the last 10 years

MICHIGAN PIPELINE _ A recently established state panel could give final approval to a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes.

BUTT INJECTION-HOMICIDE _ The death of a Philadelphia woman who received a buttocks-enhancement procedure in New York City has been ruled a homicide.

WOLF-COMMUTATION _ Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has issued his first act of clemency in more than two years, commuting a drug dealer’s life sentence.



PHILADELPHIA _ The New York Knicks visit the Philadelphia 76ers.


WASHINGTON _ Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the latest installment of one of the NHL’s best rivalries. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


PITTSBURGH _ Penn State plays Duquesne at PPG Paints Arena.


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