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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

January 4, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



TAMAQUA, Pa. _ Parents are going to court to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school. A lawsuit filed Thursday says that Tamaqua Area School Board members “endangered their community” when they approved a policy to arm teachers and other school employees. The suit says the policy violates state law. Will be updated from news conference scheduled for 12 p.m.


_ SNOWBOARDER DIES _ A snowboarder who suffered a head injury last week at a Pennsylvania resort has died.

_ ACCIDENT-WORKER KILLED _ The federal government is investigating the death of a 66-year-old worker at a petroleum distribution business this week.

_ HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER INJURED _ A highway patrol officer has been seriously injured in a crash in Philadelphia.


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