Your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
FIVE SAME-SEX COUPLES GET MARRIAGE LICENSES IN DEFIANCE OF STATE LAW
A spokesman for Gov. Tom Corbett says officials in Montgomery County, outside Philadelphia, don’t have the power to suspend state law and issue the licenses.
TRIAL OVER VOTER ID LAW CONTINUES IN HARRISBURG
Opponents of the law are pushing to admit more evidence that ID cards are too hard for some elderly or poor voters to obtain, even as state officials testify that they made alternative cards available.
AS FOR VOTING RIGHTS ...
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak today to the National Urban League in Philadelphia on the recent Supreme Court decision striking down parts of the Voting Rights Act as obsolete and no longer necessary.
BRAZILIANS VISITING PENNSYLVANIA TO LEARN ABOUT SHALE DRILLING BOOM
The Brazil Industries Coalition hopes to learn how to protect the environment now that shale gas reserves have also been found beneath the South American country.
PHILADELPHIA CONTROLLER PLANS AUDIT OF DEMOLITION PRACTICES IN WAKE OF JUNE 5 COLLAPSE THAT KILLED SIX
The audit will evaluate the adequacy of inspection and enforcement procedures on buildings earmarked for demolition.