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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

December 6, 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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

PHILADELPHIA FAIR WORKWEEK

PHILADELPHIA _ Philadelphia, the poorest big city in the U.S., is likely to pass legislation that will ensure fast-food, retail and hospitality workers will know when they’ll work and how much they’ll work. Without predictable schedules, workers say they can’t budget or make plans like doctor’s appointments, and it keeps them in a cycle of poverty. The city council is voting on the bill Thursday morning. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ANTI-OVERDOSE DRUG DISTRIBUTION _ Pennsylvania is expanding efforts to make the anti-overdose medication naloxone available to the public with a statewide distribution day next week.

_POLICE OFFICERS SHOT _ A Philadelphia man charged in the ambush shooting of two New Jersey police detectives will remain jailed until his trial.

_ ROWHOME FIRE-FIVE INJURED _ A fast-moving rowhome fire in Philadelphia has injured five people, including a young boy and his grandfather.

_ CAREGIVER-GUILTY PLEA _ A caregiver has pleaded guilty to neglect charges after Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner’s mother was injured under her care.

SPORTS:

HKN--JACKETS-FLYERS

The Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Philadelphia Flyers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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