- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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 Harrisburg Bureau at 717-238-9413.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING:

INQUIRER OWNER-PLANE CRASH

BEDFORD, Mass. - The black boxes containing the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder are in the hands of federal safety investigators trying to determine what caused a fiery weekend crash outside Boston that killed Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others on his private jet. By Maryclaire Dale and Bob Salsberg. SENT: About 690 words.

GAS DRILLING-TAXES

HARRISBURG - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf may not hold a state office yet, but he’s pressing legislators in both parties and Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to approve a new tax on natural gas extraction. SENT: NewsNow, will be updated.

BRIDGE CLOSURE

DOVER, Del. - The emergency closing of an interstate bridge in Delaware because some support columns are tilted meant headaches Tuesday for motorists on the heavily traveled Interstate 95 corridor through the Mid-Atlantic region, officials said. By Randall Chase. SENT: About 590 words.

BOY KILLED

PHILADELPHIA - The mother of a 5-year-old Philadelphia boy and her boyfriend have both been sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison in what authorities called the boy’s beating death. SENT: NewsNow. UPCOMING: About 200 words by 1’p.m. EDT.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

MEMBER EXCHANGE-SHOREBIRDS AND MUD FLATS

WASHINGTON BORO - The least sandpipers and greater yellowlegs can’t speak up. Nor can the thousands of other shorebirds that rely on the rare Susquehanna River mudflats off of Washington Boro each year on their incredible long-distance migration. But Jerry Book can, and has. The Manheim Township birdwatcher has engaged the Safe Harbor Water Power Corp. in a tussle over whether the dam operator should be allowed to flood more of the Conejohela Flats. The dispute is being aired before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. Ad Crable, Lancaster Newspapers.

MEMBER EXCHANGE-CANCER TREATMENT

PITTSBURGH - Before Washington County native John Kanzius died from leukemia in 2009, Steven Curley promised him that he’d get Kanzius’ radio-wave cancer treatment into human clinical trials. Dr. Curley, professor of surgery and chief of surgical oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, says he is on the verge of doing just that. His research team of 21 will spend the summer testing the treatment on pigs with liver cancer with results expected by summer’s end. While the initial focus is on liver and pancreatic cancers, previous studies also show evidence it could work on breast, prostate, brain, colon and other cancers. David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

IN BRIEF:

WIFE SHOT, CHESTER OFFICER SHOT, LIMOUSINE CRASH, SABRE INDUSTRIES-PLANT CLOSING, FBI INFORMANT ROBBED, OFFICERS AT ROBBED RESTAURANT, SUV IN RAVINE, TANKER TRUCK CRASH-FIRE, MERCYHURST-ARMED OFFICERS, GAS DRILLING-LOCAL BANS, ERIE SHRINERS CLINIC GIFT, ODD-FIRETRUCK JOYRIDE.

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