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5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

July 30, 2014
Associated Press

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:

GOV. TOM CORBETT, COAL INTERESTS RALLY AHEAD OF HEARINGS ON NEW EPA POWER PLANT REGULATIONS

Corbett and groups like the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance are expected to speak out against stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants, which they say could cost jobs and drive up electricity costs. Those favoring the rules say they'll help the environment and create jobs in the renewable energy sector.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE OVER FITNESS TEST

The government says the test is unfair because more female recruits fail the test than male recruits. The test begun in 2003 consists of a 300-meter run, sit-ups, pushups, a vertical jump and a 1.5-mile run.

PENNSYLVANIA ONE OF 10 STATES WITH THE MOST CHEMICAL PLANTS AT RISK FOR ATTACK

An investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee says the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the more than 4,000 chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists.

LAST SURVIVING CREWMAN OF ENOLA GAY WILL BE LAID TO REST IN PENNSYLVANIA

Theodore VanKirk, also known as Dutch, died Monday at 93 in a retirement home in Stone Mountain, Georgia. VanKirk was 24 when he served as the plane's navigator. The B-29 Superfortress dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945. VanKirk's funeral will be Aug. 5 in his hometown of Northumberland.

CRAYOLA IS OPENING FAMILY ATTRACTION IN ORLANDO NEXT YEAR

The Easton-based company says it will open similar attractions around the country if the Florida venture is successful.

 
 

 

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