A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:
AUTHORITIES SAY FIVE OR SIX PEOPLE WOUNDED IN STABBING AT WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HIGH SCHOOL
Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management, says one person is in custody following the stabbings at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. But he says it doesn't appear that any of the injuries are life-threatening.
CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR APPROACHING $40 MILLION IN FUNDRAISING
Six weeks from the primary election, campaign finance reports filed Tuesday indicate that the four Democrats and two Republicans raised $5.3 million between Jan. 1 and March 31, on top of the roughly $34 million they collected last year. Democratic front-runner Tom Wolf revealed he spent by far the most, including nearly $4.5 million on the TV ads he launched in late January that are widely credited for his surge in early polling.
ENERGY INDUSTRY SEEKS FORMAL ROLE IN RESOLVING UNDECIDED ISSUES AFTER LANDMARK COURT DECISION ON OIL AND GAS DRILLING REGULATIONS
A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg over the request to intervene by the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, the Marcellus Shale Coalition and the American Petroleum Institute. The state Supreme Court late last year struck down new restrictions on local governments' ability to control drilling activity in the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation.
STATE SENATE PANEL FORWARDS BILL AIMED AT HELPING POOR PEOPLE GET CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Sen. Stewart Greenleaf's bill, 8-6, to create the Pennsylvania Center for Effective Indigent Defense Legal Representation. The bill would give the center $1 million to train and educate public defenders and make it an independent state agency that can become affiliated with a law school in Pennsylvania. Currently, the state delegates the responsibility of paying for public defenders to counties.
PROSECUTORS TO WRAP UP CASE IN TRIAL TO DETERMINE DEGREE OF MURDER IN NEWBORN'S DEATH
Twenty-seven-year-old Amanda Hein, of Allentown, has pleaded guilty to a general murder charge, but the trial will determine whether she should be convicted of first-degree murder or third-degree murder in the death of her newborn found in the bathroom of an eastern Pennsylvania bar last summer.