Related topics

AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

November 6, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Pennsylvania voters will decide who occupies the governor’s office for four years and help determine control of Congress the next two years under President Donald Trump. Tuesday’s election comes amid expectations for relatively high midterm election turnout. This year, 8.6 million people are registered to vote, a record midterm election high for Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s highest midterm turnout in the last 20 years was in 2006, when it was 50 percent. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. AP photos


— ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-PENNSYLVANIA — First-term Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is challenged by Republican Scott Wagner, the owner of a waste hauling company and a former state senator. By Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo. UPCOMING: About 500 words, photos once a winner is declared following poll closing at 8 p.m. EST.

— ELECTION 2018-SENATE-PENNSYLVANIA— Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey faces a challenge from Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, and early and staunch supporter of President Trump. By Marc Levy. UPCOMING: About 500 words, photos once a winner is declared following the 8 p.m. EST closing of polls.

— ELECTON 2018-HOUSE-PENNSYLVANIA — Democrats seek to flip several U.S. House seats in Pennsylvania, helped by a congressional map redrawn by the state’s highest court to remove some built-in advantages for Republicans. By Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo. UPCOMING: Developing as winners are declared after 8 p.m. EST poll closing, with about 500 words, photos by 11 p.m. EST.




GAS STATION ARGUMENT-FATAL CRASH — Prosecutors say they plan to seek a first-degree murder conviction against a northwestern Pennsylvania woman accused of intentionally hitting another woman with her vehicle after an argument at a gas station.

PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT-POWER OUTAGE — Philadelphia International Airport is back in service after a power outage caused flight delays and cancellations.

SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING-COFFEE DONATIONS — Over the weekend, patrons of a Pittsburgh neighborhood coffee shop received free coffee from families in Connecticut who were also impacted by a deadly shooting.

TEACHER DIES AT SCHOOL — Authorities say a teacher found dead inside a Pittsburgh school this week died of natural causes.



PITTSBURGH — The Jeff Capel era begins at Pittsburgh on Tuesday when the Panthers open the season against Youngstown State. Pitt hired Capel in April after two nightmarish seasons under Kevin Stallings. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game begins at 7 p.m. EST.


LOS ANGELES — Southern Cal opens its season against Robert Morris. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 11 p.m. EST.


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