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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

October 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A New Jersey judge will hear arguments on whether to dismiss a lawsuit involving a beach where three people died when the sand collapsed under their feet as they walked along the shoreline in two separate incidents. The city of North Wildwood and the state of New Jersey want Superior Court Judge John Poto to dismiss the lawsuit from the family of Brad Smith, of Horhsam, Pennsylvania, who died in 2012. Arguments will be heard Friday. By Wayne Parry.


— SCHOOL SAFETY-STATE GRANTS — A state senator from western Pennsylvania says there will be $154,000 in state grants going toward improving safety in local schools.

— MISSING MAIL — The U.S. Postal Service says hundreds of pieces of mail meant for Philadelphia residents were dropped on the side of a New Jersey road when the carrier responsible for them quit his job.

— ESCAPED INMATE — An inmate who escaped from custody last month has been captured following a high-speed police pursuit and crash in Philadelphia.

— MISSING WOMAN-AMNESIA — A woman who couldn’t recall her name when she was found in a New Jersey park this week has been identified by family members in other states who saw her photo on social media.

— OHIO RIVER-WATER STANDARDS — A commission that watches over the Ohio River’s health has put off a vote on whether to move away from its role of setting pollution standards for the river.


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