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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

December 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



HARRISBURG _ Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat heading into a second term, will share power again with Pennsylvania’s GOP-controlled Legislature as he looks to score victories on major policy points where he failed in his first term.


_ TURNPIKE TOLLS _ If a new year is beckoning, Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls must be about to go up.

_ DINER-NO OVERNIGHT _ One of Philadelphia’s classic diners is ending its overnight shift, reflecting changes in the way people eat and socialize.

_ BODY FOUND-POWER PLANT _ Police say a man was electrocuted while trying to steal copper wiring from an abandoned power plant in Philadelphia.



PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t sure where things went wrong in 2018. Yet they insist big changes aren’t necessary after a 7-2-1 start turned into a 9-6-1 and playoff-less finish. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ The Philadelphia Flyers visit the Carolina Hurricanes in a matchup of Metropolitan Division teams. By Joe Giglio. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 6 p.m. start.


The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Minnesota Wild.


Stanford plays Pittsburgh at Sun Bowl Stadium.


Monmouth plays Pennsylvania at Palestra.


N.J.I.T. plays Duquesne at A.J. Palumbo Center.


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