BC-Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia Bureau at 215-561-1133.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



BALTIMORE — U.S. Roman Catholic bishops have elected new leaders as they adjust to changing priorities under Pope Francis, including Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., who a won a three-year term for president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Pennsylvania native who worked for more than two decades in Allentown, has served the last three years as vice president of the conference. It's customary for the vice president to move onto the top job. The new vice president is Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas. By Religion Writer Rachel Zoll. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: About 350 words by 3 p.m. EST.


HARRISBURG — DNA testing would be required in Pennsylvania after suspects are arrested for certain crimes, instead of after they are convicted, under a bill that's the focus of a House hearing. By Peter Jackson. SENT: NewsNow. UPCOMING: About 350 to 400 words by 3 p.m.


PHILADELPHIA — A Red Cross operating is fielding hundreds of phone calls from people around the nation, all seeking information about loved ones in the Phillippines who were in the path of the typhoon. By Kathy Matheson. UPCOMING: About 450 words by 4 p.m. EST.


PHILIPPINES-LIMB DONATION — A video production company is promoting its World War II documentary, "Rescue in the Philippines," with a Capitol Hill screening that includes a donation of used prosthetic limbs to the typhoon-battered nation. The event Tuesday is a joint effort of 3 Roads Communications of Frederick, Md., and Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics of Gettysburg, Pa.


KENOSHA, Wis. — Once nearly extinct, streetcar lines are popping up all over the country as cities look for ways to develop new entertainment districts and housing downtown. More than 30 streetcar systems are planned or have been completed in recent years. Some put down rails on the same streets where streetcars had run in the 1930s and 1940s.


HERSHEY — Gov. Tom Corbett appears at a central Pennsylvania firehouse to tout support from Pennsylvania governors Dick Thornburgh, Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker in the governor's ongoing tour to announce 2014 re-election campaign.


BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin begins her new tour to promote her book about keeping traditions in Christmas, eschewing major cities for small cities and military posts. By TBD. 130 words by 6 p.m. EST, followed by about 200 words by 9 p.m. EST.



BELLEFONTE — A divided borough council has voted to approve demolition of a historic central Pennsylvania theater damaged by an arson fire a year ago.




MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Pennsylvania and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click "All" or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.