A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:
MONTGOMERY COUNTY APPEALS STATE COURT ORDER TO STOP FLOUTING LAW BANNING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
The county's register of wills has issued 174 licenses to same-sex couples, saying he believes the state ban is unconstitutional. A Commonwealth Court judge disagreed last month, so the county's attorneys are appealing that decision.
STATE HOUSE REJECTS BILL TO REPLACE SCHOOL PROPERTY TAXES WITH INCOME, SALES TAX INCREASES
The Republican-controlled House shot down the measure 138-59 after about three hours of debate in which conservative stalwarts sought to rally their allies. The bill would have raised the personal income tax by 41 percent and boosted the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent.
PHILLY COP SURRENDERS ON CHARGES HE CAUSED FATAL CRASH WHILE DRIVING DRUNK
Investigators say 45-year-old Sgt. Thomas Winkis was driving 100 mph when he broadsided a van, killing its driver last month.
PITTSBURGH-AREA VETERANS AFFAIRS HEALTHCARE DIRECTOR DEFENDS $63,000 BONUS AMID LEGIONNAIRE'S OUTBREAK
Michael Moreland says he received the bonus as part of a presidential award he received in April, just three days after a VA inspector general's office review found a variety of failures at the Pittsburgh VA led to the death of five veterans in 2011 and 2012.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned the right to keep playing in October with last night's 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Wild Card game. Next up for the Pirates: a five-game divisional playoff against the Central Division champion St. Louis Cardinals.