Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday.
CLOSING ARGUMENTS SET IN TRIPLE-MURDER TRIAL FOR WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESSMAN
Westmoreland County prosecutors say 53-year-old Kevin Murphy killed his mother, sister and elderly aunt in the automotive glass shop he owned in April 2009. But his defense attorneys say someone else is behind the slayings. If Murphy's convicted of first-degree murder, the jury must then decide if he gets the death penalty or life in prison.
CUBAN LEADER'S DAUGHTER SET TO ARRIVE IN PHILADELPHIA TO PICK UP AWARD FOR GAY RIGHTS ADVOCACY
But critics of Mariela Castro's visit say her family represents a repressive dictatorship that restricts the rights of its citizens.
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA OFFICER KILLED WHEN CHASED VEHICLE CRASHES INTO CRUISER
State police in New Castle say 60-year-old Shenango Township Officer William J. "Jerry" McCarthy IV was killed and his partner, who was driving the car, is injured. A 25-year-old woman being chased is hospitalized and charged with manslaughter, among other crimes in Thursday night's crash.
DAUGHTER OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN WHO VANISHED FOR 11 YEARS NOT EAGER TO REKINDLE TIES
Morgan Heist, who is now 19, says her heart ached on birthdays and Christmases after her mother left in 2002, because the family presumed she was dead. Instead, Brenda Heist turned up in Florida, where she's lived as somewhat of a vagabond since leaving Lititz.
HARRISBURG BISHOP JOSEPH MCFADDEN MOURNED
The 65-year-old cleric died in Philadelphia yesterday while attending a meeting of the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania. He awoke feeling ill and died at a hospital, though the cause has yet to be determined.