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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

January 9, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELDER ABUSE-INVESTIGATIONS

HARRISBURG _ An internal watchdog agency is sharply critical of how Pennsylvania state government ensures that county-level agencies adequately investigate thousands of complaints they receive about elder abuse.

IN BRIEF:

_ HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN _ A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a homeless veteran charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme after he failed to make a scheduled court appearance.

_ SCHOOL EMPLOYEE-SOLICITATION _ An employee of a private Rhode Island school for special needs children has been charged with soliciting an underage girl on the internet for sex.

_ CANOPY COLLAPSE _ High winds are believed to have caused a canopy to collapse at a gas station in Monroeville.

_ AMUSEMENT PARK-EXPANSION _ Hersheypark is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the park’s 23-acre, $150 million expansion project.

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