The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 24, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news


Associated Press

— Your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:

PHILADELPHIA PRAYER DEATH COUPLE FACE BOND HEARING

Attorneys for Herbert and Catherine Schaible want their bond lowered so they can be free until they stand trial for third-degree murder in the alleged faith-healing death of their son. Prosecutors, who say the couple prayed over their baby but never sought medical help before he died, want the couple to stay in jail.

FORMER WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE CHARGED WITH STEALING COCAINE FROM EVIDENCE

Paul Pozonsky resigned as a Washington County Common Pleas judge last June and is cooperating with a state attorney general’s investigation.

PARENTS SUE PITTSBURGH ZOO IN 2-YEAR-OLD’S MAULING DEATH IN AFRICAN WILD DOGS EXHIBIT

Attorneys for Jason and Elizabeth Derkosh argue the zoo knew an observation deck overlooking the exhibit was dangerous because an employee had seen other parents lift their children onto a railing. The couple’s son fell from his mother’s grasp after she lifted him onto the railing and was attacked by the dogs last November.

STATE’S NEWEST CASINO TARGETING JULY 1 FOR OPENING

The $60 million Lady Luck Casino is being built at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County. It will feature 600 slot machines, 28 table games, a restaurant and a lounge.

GROUP AIRING ATTACK ADS AGAINST GOV. TOM CORBETT TO BE FOCUS OF STATE HOUSE HEARING NEXT MONTH

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe believes the Pennsylvanians for Accountability group is required to register as a state political committee and disclose contributions and expenditures because it’s trying to influence the outcome of next year’s election, when Corbett will run for a second term. The House State Government Committee plans an informational hearing June 5.

 

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