The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 21, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news


Associated Press

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

METHODIST MINISTERS PLAN TO JOINTLY MARRY SAME-SEX COUPLE TO SUPPORT COLLEAGE FACING CHURCH OUSTER FOR GAY SON’S WEDDING

More than 30 ministers in eastern Pennsylvania plan to perform the ceremony next month when the Rev. Frank Schaefer faces a church trial for officiating his gay son’s 2007 marriage in Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage is legal. Schaefer leads the United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon.

AG’S AGENTS RAID PHILLY-AREA STATE SENATOR’S OFFICE

The agents are reportedly investigating improper political activity allegedly involving Sen. Leanna Washington, a Philadelphia Democrat.

PITTSBURGH POLICE PROBING PRIVATE CLUB SHOOTING THAT KILLED TWO

Police say as many as four others were wounded in the shooting at the Diverse Banquet Hall early Sunday that killed 27-year-old Demetrius Broadnax of Wilkinsburg and 21-year-old Jasmine Morris of Penn Hills.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POLICE CHIEFS MEETING IN PHILADELPHIA

The annual gathering lasts through Tuesday and is drawing chiefs from across the country. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak today, along with FBI Director James Comey.

ACLU THREATENING LAWSUIT OVER WILKES-BARRE NUISANCE RENTAL PROPERTY ORDINANCE

The ACLU says the law, which is designed to shut down rental properties, could unfairly cause people who are victims of crimes to lose their homes. Police say the law is needed to address a recent spike in crime.