- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday.

COMMON PENNSYLVANIA BAT SPECIES THREATENED

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the northern long-eared bat as a “threatened” species. The agency says the white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that’s wiped out millions of bats in North America, is to blame.

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WOMAN GETS 15 TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ORCHESTRATING TEEN’S REPEATED RAPE

Misty Machinshok, 33, of Wilkes-Barre pleaded guilty in January in Luzerne County. Prosecutors say she had her husband rape the 15-year-old so she would give birth to a child Machinshok could raise. She’s sterile. Her husband is due to be sentenced Monday.

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PHILLY POLICE SAY BASKETBALL COACH FIRED GUN AT ANOTHER DURING GAME AT COMMUNITY GYM

Police haven’t released the 26-year-old coach’s name, but say they plan to charge him for firing a gun at another coach after the 26-year-old became upset that his team of 14- to 16-year-olds was losing. Nobody was wounded in Saturday’s shooting.

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CROWD GATHERS TO MOURN POLICE OFFICER SLAIN IN SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA HOME

Mourners packed St. Joseph’s Church in Collingdale for the funeral of 26-year-old Mark Hudson on Saturday. The girlfriend of the part-time Darby Borough officer is jailed on charges she fatally shot him.

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PLAY BALL!

The Pittsburgh Pirates open the 2015 Major League Baseball season in Cincinnati against the Reds, while the Philadelphia Phillies host the Boston Red Sox for opening day.

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