A look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:
LATEST WINTER STORM FORCES CLOSURES, SPEED RESTRICTIONS ON PA. HIGHWAYS
A foot or more of fresh snow is expected across much of central and eastern Pennsylvania as the latest winter storm forces government and school closures and threatens more power outages. The National Weather Service is forecasting as much as 14 inches of snow in the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania, up to 12 inches in parts of central Pennsylvania and as much as 10 inches in Philadelphia and its suburbs.
COMCAST TO BUY TIME WARNER CABLE FOR $45 BILLION
Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. will buy Time Warner Cable Inc. to combine the nation’s top two cable TV companies into a dominant force in creating and delivering entertainment to U.S. homes. The $45.2 billion all-stock deal is expected to close by the end of the year, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.
TRAIN HAULING CRUDE OIL DERAILS IN WESTERN PA.
About five cars of a freight train carrying crude oil struck a building after a derailment in western Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County officials no one was hurt in Thursday morning’s derailment on a Norfolk Southern rail line between Vandergrift and East Vandergrift.
ELDERLY MAN DIES AFTER RE-ENTERING HIS BURNING HOME
Authorities say an elderly man is dead after he escaped from his burning north Philadelphia home but then re-entered the building. Neighbors told fire officials that they saw 72-year-old Edwin Walker outside the house twice that he went back inside both times.
PA. MAN CHARGED IN SEX CASE INVOLVING A MINOR
Federal officials have arrested a 28-year-old Pennsylvania man for traveling across state lines to have sex with a minor. Authorities say the suspect, Mustafa Bazbaz of Oakdale, Pa., contacted the girl through a social media website.