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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Harrisburg Bureau at 215-561-1133. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING:

GAS WELL FIRE-DUNKARD

PITTSBURGH - The parents of a contractor killed when a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas well exploded in February have sued the Chevron subsidiary that owns the well. By Joe Mandak. SENT: NewsNow. UPCOMING: About 500 words by 2 p.m. EDT.

WOMAN’S BODY FOUND

LEBANON - A judge has tossed out the death sentence imposed on a man convicted in the murder of a south-central Pennsylvania woman more than three decades ago.

NON-THEIST TRANSIT ADS

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh-area’s mass transit agency has agreed to pay $20,000 plus legal fees to settle a lawsuit filed by a group that seeks to encourage people who don’t believe in God. SENT: NewsNow. UPCOMING: About 350 words by 3 p.m. EDT.

HOT DOG SHOP SHOOTING

PITTSBURGH - A man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a shooting outside a western Pennsylvania hot dog shop has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.

BODY FOUND

NORRISTOWN - Authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania have arrested a man in the murder of his elderly father, whose body was found last week in a wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

MEMBER EXCHANGE-LONG-DELAYED WWII MEDALS

PHILADELPHIA - When the Second World War ended, 20-year-old Navy technician Robert Cyliax just wanted to go home. After a flight from Iwo Jima to Japan, another to California, then a two-week drive back home to Philadelphia, Cyliax was tired and not concerned with collecting paperwork. Nearly seven decades later, in the crowded kitchen of a Philadelphia veterans’ shelter, the 89-year-old former sailor belatedly picked up five medals for his service Tuesday, all earned but never received. Members of Cyliax’s family - some of whom had journeyed to Philadelphia from St. Louis - waited in the Veterans’ Group shelter as his younger son, Curt, drove him from his Horsham home to the surprise ceremony. Curt had told his father they were simply on their way to “pick up” the medals. Lydia O’Neal, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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