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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

October 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SPORTS BETTING-PENNSYLVANIA

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is poised to take another step towards becoming the sixth state where sports betting is active. On Wednesday, gambling regulators could award the state’s first licenses for sports betting to two casinos, although the casinos will have other regulatory requirements to meet that could take a couple months. By Marc Levy.

IN BRIEF:

— GAS LINE FIRE— WORKER HURT — A construction crew repairing a water line accidentally struck a gas main in western Pennsylvania, sparking a fire that injured one worker.

— GRANDPARENT SCAM — Police in a town in western Washington state are warning about a “grandparent” scam after a couple mailed $27,000 in cash to an address in Pennsylvania.

— PHILADELPHIA TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS — Pennsylvania has given $3 million to the city of Philadelphia to help implement a plan to reduce traffic lanes and make streets safer for bikers and pedestrians.

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