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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

UPCOMING:

BILL COSBY

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday, when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Cosby, 81, will have the opportunity to speak in court before he is sentenced. By Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak. AP photos.

Eds: Will be updated from hearing scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

— COUNSELOR CHARGED-OVERDOSE DEATH — A drug counselor who gave clean urine to a client she was dating so he could pass a drug test — which he took shortly before dying from a heroin overdose — will now go behind bars.

— HALFWAY HOUSE ESCAPE ATTEMPT — Authorities say two men trying to escape from a Pittsburgh halfway house were thwarted when they were spotted by two sheriff’s deputies eating lunch at a neighboring courts building.

— SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES CHARGES — A suburban Philadelphia school district’s decision to charge nonprofits for use of their facilities has angered coaches and parents.

SPORTS:

HKN--FLYERS-MASCOT

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. AP photo.

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