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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

October 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT

PHILADELPHIA — One of President Donald Trump’s favorite talking points in promoting his administration’s success is the record low rate of black unemployment. But in some black communities, that victory seems hollow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for black Americans in September was 6 percent. That’s down from a high of 21.2 percent in January 1983, but is still nearly double the overall national unemployment rate of 3.7 percent. The unemployment rate belies the on-the-ground reality for many African-Americans. By Errin Haines Whack. AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

— MISTER ROGERS FILM-FATALITY — Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony in western Pennsylvania.

— SAFE DRIVING-HIGHWAY PATROL — Ohio’s State Highway Patrol and state police from two adjacent states are collaborating this weekend along Interstate 70 on focused enforcement of laws related to speeding, safety and operating vehicles impaired (OVI).

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-PITT-NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi knows his Panthers will have their hands full when they take on undefeated No. 5 Notre Dame (6-0) on Saturday. By John Fineran. With AP photos.

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