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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

September 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPCOMING:

MOVIE CREW-PAY LAWSUIT

PHILADELPHIA — The crew of a movie shot in Philadelphia over the summer has sued the producer and production company, saying they weren’t paid for about two weeks of work. The 53-member crew of “Made in Chinatown” filed the lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia against Suza-Mark Productions of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and producer Mark V. Wiley. Lead plaintiff Derrick Berry claims he and the other crew members were not paid for about 120 hours of work over two weeks at the end of July and beginning of August, totaling about $200,000 for the entire crew.

IN BRIEF:

— WIFE ON LEASH — A Maryland man who said he used a dog leash to lead his wife around a Pennsylvania fair because she has late-stage dementia and has previously wandered away is facing a simple assault charge.

— OFFICER STOPS RAPE — Delaware police say an off-duty officer rushed to assist a woman screaming in a nearby park and helped to stop a rape.

— ATHLETIC FIELDS VANISHED — Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a person who they say vandalized a middle school’s athletic fields.

— HEINZ AWARD — A scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with $250,000 cash awards from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation.

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