AP-PA–Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA



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    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. Joe Mandak is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or [email protected]

    A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

    TOP STORIES:

    PENN STATE-ABUSE

    HARRISBURG — Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of Penn State's former president on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to child sex abuse complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 553 words, AP Photos; will be updated from daylong jury selection.

    EX-TREASURER-CORRUPTION CASE

    HARRISBURG — Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord will return to the stand for a fourth day on Monday in the bribery trial of a wealthy investment adviser accused of giving McCord more than $500,000 in secret campaign contributions in what federal prosecutors say was a scheme to land lucrative investment business from the state. By Marc Levy. UPCOMING: NewsNow after 9 a.m. EDT start of testimony, with about 600 words by 7 p.m. EDT.

    ELSEWHERE:

    TRUMP HAT LAWSUIT

    NEW YORK — A Philadelphia man has sued a New York City bar after he says he was denied service because he was wearing a hat supporting President Donald Trump. SENT: 142 words, AP Photos.

    COMCAST CABLE-CEO

    NEW YORK — Comcast is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO. SENT: 98 words.

    IN BRIEF:

    —SUBWAY STATION FIGHT — Police in Philadelphia are searching for a group of teenagers involved in a subway station fight.

    —POLICE OFFICER ASSAULTED — A teenager is in custody after a Philadelphia police officer was assaulted.

    —SWAT-MAN IN CAMPER — Pittsburgh's SWAT team has used a gas canister to get an armed man to surrender and come out of a camper in which they say he was holed up following a shooting.

    —HIT-AND-RUN TODDLER — Philadelphia police are looking for a vehicle they believe was a black Jeep after it left the scene after hitting a 2-year-old toddler in the street.

    —FATAL SHOOTING-NICETOWN — Philadelphia police say a man has been gunned down in the city's Nicetown section.

    —MISSING MAN-RIVER BODY — A body pulled from an eastern Pennsylvania river is that of a man who was last seen leaving a restaurant early last month.

    —ELDERLY MAN FOUND DEAD — Police say an 84-year-old Pennsylvania man found dead outside his car on a private lane may have died of exposure.

    —OBIT-TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT-SOJAK — Frank Sojak, a former veteran reporter at The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat has died. He was 65.

    —BARN COLLAPSE — A steer, horse and two sheep have been killed in a barn collapse in central Pennsylvania.

    SPORTS:

    BKC-NCAA-BIG JOLT SUNDAY

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The first three days of this year's NCAA Tournament lacked the drama and multitude of upsets the previous few tournaments had, more March Meh-ness than madness. By John Marshall. SENT: 814 words, AP Photos.

    FBC--PITTSBURGH-ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

    PITTSBURGH — Heather Lyke is the new athletic director at Pitt. The school announced Lyke's hire on Monday. She replaces Scott Barnes, who left after less than two years on the job to take the same position at Oregon State. By Will Graves. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words, AP Photos by 6 p.m. EDT.

    HKN--PENGUINS-SID AND THE KIDS

    PITTSBURGH — That Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is leading the NHL in goals is hardly surprising. It's the unheralded linemates helping him get there - 24-year-old Conor Sheary and 22-year-old rookie Jake Guentzel - that's causing a stir. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words, AP Photos by 6 p.m. EDT.

    HKW--US-WAGE BOYCOTT

    Top officials from USA Hockey meet with the women's national team and their lawyers in Philadelphia to discuss an ongoing wage dispute that players threatened could lead to them boycotting the upcoming world championships in Plymouth, Michigan. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 700 words, AP Photos by 7 p.m. EDT.

    BBN--PHILLIES-VELASQUEZ

    CLEARWATER, Fla. — A dazzling, 16-strikeout performance was the best and worst thing that happened to Vince Velasquez last season. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 600 words, AP Photos.

    PMS ONLY:

    HKN-HURRICANES-FLYERS

    PHILADELPHIA — A rapid rally Sunday night has given the Philadelphia Flyers a little more hope in their postseason push. By Aaron Bracy. SENT: 761 words, AP Photos.

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