Related topics

BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 22, 2019

Good afternoon! 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. Ron Todt 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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.



HARRISBURG _ Former U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania, a civil rights activist who staged an upset Senate win in 1991, has died. He was 92. Wofford died late Monday night of complications from a fall in his Washington, D.C., apartment, his son, Daniel Wofford, said. SENT: NewsNow, will be updated.


LEHIGHTON _ An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor says no charges will be filed against an officer in the shooting death of a man in a struggle following a 17-mile chase last month.



COPLAY _ “Oh, I remember that one,” Martha Rambo said, casting her mind back to the autumn day in 1923 when her big family gathered on a farm in North Whitehall Township to celebrate her grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Rambo was 6. She’s now 101, but the grand times of youth stay vivid and in her mind she can still see the big, tempting spread of food the children weren’t allowed to touch until the grown-ups had dined. “We knew my aunt had baked a lot of pies,” she said. “My one cousin said,‘Why should we sit here and wait for them to eat all the good stuff while we go hungry?’ So we ate two pies. Then we ate three pies.” Rambo laughed merrily as she painted a verbal picture of an aunt nearly fainting from exasperation when she discovered the pie safes had been raided. Daniel Patrick Sheehan, The (Allentown) Morning Call.


FRATERNITY HOUSE-DEADLY FALL-RESEARCH CENTER _ Penn State is announcing plans for a national multidisciplinary research center on fraternities and sororities as part of an effort for change following the death of a fraternity pledge two years ago.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-INDEPENDENCE VISITOR CENTER _ The Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia is reducing operations because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.

APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE _ A fast-moving fire at a Philadelphia apartment building left three people injured and sent residents fleeing into the bitter cold.

ARCONIC-NO SALE _ Shares of Arconic are sliding at the opening bell after the aluminum maker said it’s no longer exploring a sale.



PITTSBURGH _ Duke plays Pittsburgh at Petersen Events Center. By Will Graves.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to phillyap@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

Update hourly