Your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
MOTHER OF 10-YEAR-OLD LUNG TRANSPLANT GIRL SAYS DOCTORS HAD TO REINSERT BREATHING TUBE
Janet Muraghan says her daughter, Sarah, "could not handle the reduced support" after the tube was removed yesterday. The Newtown Square girl suffers from severe cystic fibrosis and received the transplant after a national debate over the organ allocation process.
WHAT A RELIEF! FEDS URGING PENNSYLVANIA TO SPEED UP PROCESSING FOOD STAMP APPLICATIONS
The state is already lagging in processing unemployment checks and home energy assistance claims. Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the commonwealth ranks among the worst in the nation for getting food stamps to the needy within 30 days, as required by federal law.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES 18 GAMES OVER .500 FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1992
That year, coincidentally, is the last time the Pirates finished the season with a winning record. The Pirates improved to 48-30 with a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners yesterday and are now tied for first place in the National League Central and share baseball's best record with the St. Louis Cardinals.
PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE MAY POSTPONE PENSION FIX UNTIL AFTER SUMMER BREAK
But Republican senators hope to hash out their differences over privatizing the state's liquor stores on the chamber's floor today in hopes of reaching a deal before the break.
NEWLY 50, 'MONTY' TO MAKE HIS CHAMPIONS TOUR DEBUT AT SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP NEAR PITTSBURGH
Colin Montgomery will tee it up today at the Fox Chapel Golf Club, four days after his 50th birthday. The tournament is the first of three straight majors on the senior players' tour.