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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

August 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

PHILADELPHIA — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal is back in court requesting that his failed appeals attempts be vacated, so he can once again appeal his case. The Thursday hearing on his request was continued from April to give attorneys time to find a document the defense said was necessary to show the bias of state Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille. By Claudia Lauer. AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

— GREAT LAKES-CRUISE SHIPS — A coalition of government and business groups is kicking off a campaign to attract cruise ships to the Great Lakes.

— COAL PLANT CLOSINGS — An Ohio-based energy company is closing its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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