A look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:
IT MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH
Yuengling’s ice cream has returned to supermarket freezers after nearly 30 years. This incarnation of the brand – best known as the name of the beer brewed for 185 years in Pottsville – isn’t affiliated with the brewery, though the family-owned business gave its blessing to the ice cream brand. It’s made by a small dairy in Tamaqua.
GOV. TOM CORBETT TRYING TO PERSUADE LAWMAKERS TO CUT BACK PUBLIC PENSION BENEFITS
But this effort is more modest than a plan that died in the General Assembly last year. The plan to save $7.4 billion over 30 years would preserve the traditional pension for lower-salary employees and shift retirement benefits that are based on earnings over $50,000 a year into a 401(k)-style plan.
JUDGE ORDERS FEUDING PHILADELPHIA NEWSPAPER OWNERS TO DISSOLVE DELAWARE CORPORATION
The ruling is a victory for majority owner George Norcross, a Democratic powerbroker who asked that Delaware courts oversee a private auction involving only the two warring factions. Norcross has been locked in a court fight for control of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and the website Philly.com with rival owner Lewis Katz since October.
BACKYARD BURIAL TRIAL DELAYED ... AGAIN
The long-delayed double-murder trial of Hugo Selenski is being postponed again because a Luzerne County judge has removed a defense attorney in the case. Selenski is accused of strangling two people whose bodies were recovered among other human remains from his yard outside Wilkes-Barre in 2003. His trial has now been pushed back from March to May.
DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE KATIE MCGINTY RETURNS $40K FROM DONOR WHOSE COMPANY IS LINKED TO W.Va. CHEMICAL SPILL
McGinty’s campaign manager, Mike Mikus, says the two 2013 contributions from J. Clifford Forrest, owner of Kittanning-based Rosebud Mining Co., were returned Jan. 18. Mikus says campaign officials only learned through news reports that Forrest owns the parent company of Freedom Industries, which is at the center of the Jan. 9 spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians.