A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:
NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA POLICE CHIEF WHO SHOT BOROUGH-OWNED GUNS WHILE CURSING LIBERALS AND ESPOUSING SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS COULD LEARN FATE TODAY
Gilberton police Chief Mark Kessler has a disciplinary hearing this morning. When the borough's council meets tonight, the panel could vote to fire him.
COMMONWEALTH COURT JUDGE TO WEIGH PLAN FOR HARRISBURG TO AVOID BANKRUPTCY
Today's hearing centers on a plan put together by the city's state-appointed financial custodian. Court approval is required for the plan to take effect under a 2011 law that allowed an unprecedented state takeover of the troubled city.
SOLD! TO THE MAN IN THE STOVEPIPE HAT ...
A highly prized collection of early presidential memorabilia goes up for auction today in Philadelphia. Among the more than 2,000 items are rare ferrotypes of Abraham Lincoln — essentially the forerunners of today's campaign buttons.
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION CRYING FOUL OVER LAWS MEANT TO PREVENT CRYING WOLF
The ACLU says laws that limit renters to a few 911 calls before they face eviction may be designed to prevent nuisance calls but instead endanger domestic violence victims — who could be discouraged from seeking help as a result. A federal judge in Philadelphia is set to hear the case today.
PHILADELPHIA NURSE WANTS JUDGE TO DISMISS CHARGES THAT SHE AIDED SUICIDE OF HER 93-YEAR-OLD TERMINALLY ILL FATHER
Defense attorneys for 57-year-old Barbara Mancini says she did nothing more than hand her father his morphine bottle at his request at his Pottsville home. A hospice nurse who arrived soon after he took the morphine called 911 and he was hospitalized, where he died four days later. But defense attorneys say prosecutors can't prove the drug led to his death.