A look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:
THREE PHILADELPHIA-AREA DEATHS INVESTIGATED FOR POSSIBLE LINK TO SNOW, COLD
Police in Ridley Township say a 93-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man died in separate incidents, with the man – an Alzheimer’s patient – found outside clad only in underwear. Swarthmore police say a 67-year-old man’s death was suspected to be connected to the storm.
30,000 LOW-INCOME FAMILIES GET ANOTHER YEAR TO SWITCH KIDS’ COVERAGE FROM CHIPS TO MEDICAID
The deadline for states had been 2014, but Gov. Tom Corbett’s office says the extra time for Pennsylvania families to switch their children from the Children’s Health Insurance Program was allowed by the federal government.
FILMMAKER SAYS JOE PATERNO’S FAMILY SATISFIED WITH ‘HAPPY VALLEY’
Documentary maker Amir Bar-Lev says the late Penn State coach’s family and the lawyer for child sex-abuse victims of convicted former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky have both expressed satisfaction with the film.
SOME STATE-OWNED UNIVERSITIES WANT TO LOWER OUT-OF-STATE TUITION TO COMPETE, STAVE OFF DECLINING ENROLLMENTS
The governing board of the State System of Higher Education is expected to vote Thursday on proposed pilot projects from several of the 14 campuses.
SCRANTON NATIVE HIRED AS OFFENSIVE LINE COACH BY PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Fifty-three-year-old Mike Munchak says he rooted for the Super Steelers of the 1970s and is now going to replace the recently fired Jack Bicknell Jr. Munchak himself was recently fired as head coach of the Tennessee Titans after compiling a 22-26 record in three seasons.