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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

May 17, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



HARRISBURG — A man on death row for killing one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another to act out his anti-government beliefs is asking the state Supreme Court to throw out his conviction. Lawyers for Eric Frein and Pike County prosecutors are scheduled to argue Thursday before the justices in Harrisburg. By Mark Scolforo.


BERWYN, Pa. — The hateful texts started soon after 12-year-old Nora Nissenbaum told a boy from her class she wasn’t interested in him anymore. He called her a “dirty Jew” and sent her Hitler memes. Word spread through their suburban Philadelphia middle school that the boy had allegedly threatened to get a gun and target Nora and dozens of others. But soon, the boy was back in class, despite facing criminal charges in juvenile court. By Alexandra Villarreal. AP photos.


—KINDERGARTNER WITH COCAINE — Authorities say a kindergarten student found a bag of cocaine in another student’s backpack at a Philadelphia charter school.

— POT BELLIED PIG REPRIEVE — A Pennsylvania borough has passed a measure that allows a family to keep their beloved pet pot-bellied pig.

— DANCE INSTRUCTOR-SEX CHARGE — A judge is holding a final case review with attorneys in advance of the trial of a Delaware dance instructor accused of unlawful sexual contact with a teenage boy.

— CHILD DEATH-SUSPICIOUS INJURIES — The death of a 5-year-old who reportedly fell down the stairs at his Pennsylvania home has been deemed suspicious by a coroner.

— SCHOOL BUS-HIT RUN CRASH — A man accused of triggering a crash that caused a school bus carrying 14 students to tip over on a Pennsylvania highway last year has been convicted of numerous charges, including aggravated assault.


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