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March 18, 2014

5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

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

ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE HAS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO ANNOUNCE THAT LAWMAKERS LIKELY TOOK MONEY ... JUST NOT ENOUGH TO GET A CONVICTION

Kane says she won’t prosecute the case because she has concerns about a cooperating informant, and because she believes investigators were told “to focus only on the black caucus.” Kane believes eight people took about $20,000, but that the investigation of the Philadelphia lawmakers and other officials was dormant by the time she took office last year.

FORMER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN NEAR PHILADELPHIA CLEARED OF CHARGES HE DRUGGED, RAPED EMPLOYEE OF FORMER LAW FIRM

Montgomery County prosecutors say investigators misinterpreted laboratory evidence in wrongly concluding that County GOP Chairman Robert Kerns had drugged the woman’s wine at an office party in October. Kerns has always asserted his innocence.

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION RULES THREE FORMER LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD OFFICIALS MUST PAY THE STATE FOR GIFTS RECEIVED FROM ALCOHOL VENDORS

The commission says former LCB chairman Patrick Stapleton III, chief executive Joe Conti and marketing director James Short violated the ethics law when they did not report accepting the gifts.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DEFENSEMAN RETURNS FROM STROKE TO PRACTICE

But Kris Letang says it’s still unclear when he’ll play again, and whether that will happen this season. The 26-year-old has taken blood thinners after being stricken about seven weeks ago.

NO WALLFLOWERS HERE

Penn State, the University of Pennsylvania and Robert Morris have been invited to the big dance: the women’s NCAA Division I basketball tournament, which begins next week. No. 3 seed Penn State plays No. 14 Wichita in the Stanford bracket. No. 12 seed Penn plays No. 5 Texas in the Louisville bracket. And No. 16 seed Robert Morris plays No. 1 Notre Dame in the Notre Dame bracket.

 

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