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5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

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A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS ANALYSIS FINDS MORE THAN 18,000 VETERANS AFFAIRS APPOINTMENTS DELAYED AT LEAST 30 DAYS

The review covers a recent six-month period at VA hospitals and clinics in Pennsylvania. But more than 98 percent of veterans are receiving care within the VA's goal of 30 days.


PHILADELPHIA WOMAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO JOIN ISLAMIC STATE FACES DETENTION HEARING

A hearing Thursday before a federal magistrate will determine whether 30-year-old Keonna Thomas is granted bail or remains jailed until she can stand trial. Prosecutors say Thomas was preparing to fly to Spain with hopes of reaching Syria to fight with the terror group.


HOUSE REPUBLICANS EXPECTED TO ROLL OUT BUDGET PLAN SIMILAR TO GOV. TOM WOLF'S

The plan is expected to propose raising state taxes to make significant cuts in the local property taxes that fund public schools.


NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SAYS PILOTS DIDN'T PERFORM PROPER CHECKS ON INQUIRER CO-OWNER'S PLANE

The federal agency says the pilots employed by the Philadelphia newspapers co-owner Lewis Katz rarely conducted full preflight checks before taking off in his private jet, and didn't do so the night it crashed and killed seven people last May.


PROSECUTORS, POLICE WANT LIMITS TO PREVENT RECREATIONAL USE IF MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW GOES FORWARD

Spokesmen for state district attorneys and a state troopers union registered their mutual concern in testimony at a fact-finding hearing before the House Health and Judiciary committees Wednesday.

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