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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

December 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

UBER-AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

PITTSBURGH _ Uber is resuming autonomous vehicle tests in an area near downtown Pittsburgh. The restart Thursday comes just over nine months after one of its autonomous cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Testing has been suspended since the accident in March.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ PACKAGE THIEVES-FIGHTING BACK _ Home surveillance cameras appear to be making a difference in the battle against “porch pirates” — people who steal packages off stoops and porches during the holiday season.

_ MAIL CARRIER BRIBED _ A Philadelphia man has been convicted of bribing a mail carrier to divert packages.

_ EXPLOSION-PENNSYLVANIA ENERGY FACILITY _ A man who was injured in an explosion at a MarkWest energy facility in Pennsylvania last week has died.

_ TURNPIKE-HOLIDAY TRAFFIC _ Pennsylvania turnpike officials say they expect 6.3 million vehicles to travel the turnpike during the holiday period beginning Thursday until Tuesday, Jan. 1.

SPORTS:

HKN--PREDATORS-FLYERS

PHILADELPHIA _ The Nashville Predators visit the Philadelphia Flyers.

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