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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

October 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-TRUMP

ERIE — As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally Wednesday night in Erie, offering his “thoughts and prayers” to those in the storm’s path and promising to “spare no effort” in the response. He promised to travel to Florida “very shortly.” By Catherine Lucey. AP photos and video.

BUSINESS:

SMALL BUSINESS-COMPETING WITH AMAZON

NEW YORK — Amazon’s plans to pay all its U.S. employees at least $15 an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those who aren’t retailers directly competing with the huge company. “Amazon is giving a kick in the butt to a lot of business owners to increase compensation,” says Gene Marks, owner of The Marks Group, a small business consulting firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WAREHOUSE FIRE-ALLENTOWN — A Pennsylvania city will spend $1.25 million for the emergency demolition of a privately owned vacant warehouse gutted by fire this week.

— DEADLY STREET SHOOTING-PHILADELPHIA — A street shooting in Philadelphia has left one man dead and another critically wounded.

— UNIVERSITY STUDENT STABBED — Police in suburban Philadelphia say they are searching for three men who stabbed a Villanova University student near a bar.

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