The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 22, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news


Associated Press

— Your ook at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:

GOV. TOM CORBETT IS EXPECTED TO REVEAL HOW HE’LL MOVE AHEAD IN LIGHT OF THE REJECTION OF BRITISH SUITOR TO MANAGE THE STATE LOTTERY.

With a bid by London-based Camelot Global Services to manage the $3.5 billion state lottery set to expire Friday, and a rejection of that deal by Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Gov. Tom Corbett is set to reveal his next move for plans to go forward. Corbett could challenge Kane’s decision in court.

LAWMAKERS CALL FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOAN ORIE MELVIN TO STEP DOWN AFTER HER CONVICTION ON ALL BUT 1 COUNT.

A day after Justice Joan Orie Melvin was convicted of corrupting the election process in her campaigns to win a seat on the Supreme Court, calls for her to resign or be removed are starting to emanate from lawmakers in Harrisburg.

CONCERNS ABOUT JOB CUTS GROWING FOR SOME CATERPILLAR WORKERS.

Heavy machinery maker Caterpillar Inc. says it is mulling whether to close a distribution facility in central Pennsylvania, a move that, if done, could affect 250 workers. A spokesman says the workers at the York Distribution Center in Springettsbury Township were notified in September that the facility could be moved elsewhere in the eastern U.S. A decision is expected by next month.

PENNSYLVANIA PRO WRESTLER ARRESTED FOR PUTTING HOLD ON A WOMAN AND FIGHTING POLICE

A small-time pro wrestler has apologized for allegedly putting a woman in a submission hold then fighting with police who used a stun gun to subdue him after he had been drinking at a New Year’s party. Isaac Lancaster Jr., of Fallowfield Township, apologized after his arraignment on Thursday.

PITTSBURGH’S ACTING POLICE CHIEF SUSPENDS 3 OFFICERS AS SEARCH FOR REPLACEMENT BEGINS IN EARNEST

It was a hectic first day for acting Pittsburgh Police Chief Regina McDonald: She suspended three employees and was interviewed by FBI agents as part of an ongoing investigation of police activities, including the force’s special events office. Meanwhile, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl says a search effort for a permanent chief is under way and that an outsider would be considered for the job.

 

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