A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:
CHRISTIE CALLS OUT SICK FOR FIRST POST RE-ELECTION SPEECH OUTSIDE NJ
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has canceled a Philadelphia event that would have been his first out-of-state speech since his re-election last week. A spokesman says a cold prevented him from addressing the good-government group Committee of Seventy on Thursday.
LOCKHEED MARTIN CUTTING 4,000 JOBS AND CLOSING US PLANTS INCLUDING 1 IN PA
Lockheed Martin Corp. is cutting 4,000 jobs and closing plants in four states that include Pennsylvania. The Bethesda, Md.-based defense contractor is looking for costs to cut amid reduced government spending.
CYCLIST STRUCK AND KILLED BY FREIGHT TRAIN IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
An 18-year-old bicyclist has been struck and killed by a slow-moving freight train in eastern Pennsylvania. Reading police say the victim was riding near the tracks Wednesday afternoon when his bike somehow got caught underneath the train.
2 DEER RESCUED AFTER FALLING DOWN ABANDONED WELL IN NE PENNSYLVANIA
Two deer have been rescued from an abandoned well in northeastern Pennsylvania after they fell in. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the deer, both 8-point bucks, were spotted Tuesday in a seven-foot well in Susquehanna County and officials had to disassemble part of the well wall to get them out.
WESTERN PA. INMATE SENTENCED TO 7 MORE YEARS FOR THREATENING JUDGES
A man already serving a state prison term for threatening a northwestern Pennsylvania judge has been ordered to spend an additional seven years behind bars for writing a letter in which he threatened to kill two federal court judges. The Erie Times-News says 49-year-old Gregory Garrett Brown must also serve three years on supervised release.