A look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:
TOWN OF JIM THORPE FIGHTS FOR ITS NAMESAKE
Jim Thorpe, Pa., has served as the final resting place of famed American Indian athlete Jim Thorpe for the past six decades. His sons have long fought to get their father moved to tribal lands in Oklahoma, and a federal judge recently ruled in their favor. The town expects to file its legal appeal later this month.
JUDGE ALLOWS STATE TO PURSUE SUIT OVER DISTRIBUTION OF PENN ST. FINE
A court says Pennsylvania officials can pursue their bid to steer Penn State’s $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal to advocacy efforts in Pennsylvania. The NCAA, which imposed the fine in a 2012 consent decree with Penn State, had sought to get the lawsuit dismissed.
LOCOMOTIVE PLANT PLANS HUNDREDS OF LAYOFFS
General Electric Transportation says it could lay off as many as 500 workers at its locomotive plant in northwestern Pennsylvania. The company blames slowing orders and productivity issues.
MEN SUSPECTED IN SHOOTING OF LITTLE GIRLS IN CUSTODY
Authorities say they believe two men involved in an Aug. 24 shooting that critically injured two young girls at a northeastern Pennsylvania apartment complex are already in custody on unrelated charges. A 5-year-old girl has been released from the hospital and a 2-year-old girl is said to be improving.
GAY MARRIAGE RULING TO COME QUICKLY, JUDGE SAYS
A judge says he will rule as quickly as possible on a lawsuit by the Pennsylvania Department of Health that seeks to block a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini says the issue before the court “is generally, ‘Who decides?”’