Your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
JUNIOR SEAU SUICIDE LAWSUITS CONSOLIDATED WITH OTHER NFL CONCUSSION LITIGATION IN PHILADELPHIA FEDERAL COURT
The move comes as a key hearing in the NFL case is set for next week, when lawyers for thousands of former players will try to keep the issue in federal court. The league wants the claims heard in arbitration.
COMMONWEALTH COURT TO SORT OUT JURY COMMISSIONER ISSUES
Now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out a law that lets counties abolish the office of jury commissioner, the lower appellate court must decide whether to include jury commissioners in the May 21 primary election or hold special elections on a different date, among other issues.
NEARLY 45 YEARS AFTER ASSASSINATION, MARTIN LUTHER KING LETTER TO PHILLY COP IS FOR SALE
The civil rights leader wrote the letter to the officer assigned to protect him during a Pennsylvania visit. In the May 1965 letter, King thanks the white police officer and says he is humbled by the concern for his safety though he didn’t “feel it necessary most of the time.”
NO SID, NO STREAK
The Pittsburgh Penguins lost their first game since Sidney Crosby was knocked out of action with a broken jaw, ending a 15-game winning streak which is the second-longest in franchise and National Hockey League history. It’s not clear when Crosby will return, but the Penguins have a chance to start winning again tonight in New York against the Rangers.
WHO’S THE CAKE BOSS? NOT THIS GUY, PITTSBURGH POLICE SAY
Police say a drunken William Davenport stole four cakes worth about $27 each that were being given away – for free – during a promotional appearance by Buddy Valastro, host of the New Jersey-based reality TV show, “Cake Boss.”