A look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:
U.S. SEN. PAT TOOMEY SAYS THOUSANDS CONTACTING HIS OFFICE ABOUT LOSING HEALTH INSURANCE
And state insurance regulators say more than 200,000 Pennsylvanians are in that boat thanks to the Affordable Care Act, despite President Barack Obama’s repeated assurances that his reform package would enable people who liked their insurance or liked their doctor to keep them.
INVASIVE INSECT ATTACKING TREES AT FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL
The U.S. Forest Service says hemlock trees around the site where hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks are infested with hemlock woolly adelgid. The bug kills trees within a few years.
STATE TRANSPORTATION BILL STILL STUCK IN NEUTRAL
The fate of the bill remained unclear after a lengthy negotiation Wednesday by most of Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking legislative leaders ended inconclusively. The closed-door meeting lasted about 2 1/2 hours.
FORMER SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE JOAN ORIE MELVIN DOESN’T HAVE TO SEND OUT AUTOGRAPHED APOLOGY PICTURES SHOWING HER IN HANDCUFFS
A panel of judges on Melvin’s former court agreed the apologies could wrongfully incriminate Melvin while she appeals her conviction and maintains her innocence. She may still have to send the photos to every judge in the state if she loses her appeal.
PITTSBURGH DIOCESE ARGUES FEDERAL MANDATES THAT ITS CHARITIES, SCHOOLS PROVIDE ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE IS HISTORIC ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
A federal judge in Pittsburgh has set hearings next week to determine whether to issue an injunction that would free the church and its related entities from the mandate set to take effect Jan. 1.