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5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

August 13, 2014
Associated Press

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

BUT WILL THEY FIND IT BROTHERLY LOVELY?

The Democratic National Committee is set to visit Philadelphia today as the city bids to host the party's 2016 national convention. Birmingham, Alabama; Columbus, Ohio; New York City's Brooklyn borough; and Phoenix are also hoping to host the event.

PENN STATE TRUSTEES MEETING BY PHONE TO DISCUSS LITIGATION OVER JERRY SANDUSKY SANCTIONS

The trustees are set to discuss the state's lawsuit against the NCAA over the use of a $60 million fine the university has been paying because of the Sandusky child molestation scandal.

IMPEACHED STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ROLF LARSEN DEAD AT 79

The Pittsburgh Democrat died Monday of lung cancer at a nursing home. Larsen was removed from the bench in 1994 because of a conviction on a charge he conspired to accept mood-altering drugs in his employees' names in order to hide a history of mental illness. He was later impeached by the state Senate on different allegations to keep him off the bench in case he successfully appealed his criminal conviction.

WINE WHINE: LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD MULLING INCREASED MARKUP ON BOOZE

In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, the board's finance director suggests the markup be raised from 30 percent, the rate that has stood since 1993, to 35 percent. The extra money is supposed to offset higher expenses.

PHILADELPHIA PROSECUTORS ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY SEIZING HOMES, CARS, CASH TO FUND OFFICE

Civil rights lawyers say an immigrant couple is suing to keep their $300,000 home from being seized over their son's $40 drug-possession case, even though he has no stake in the home. District Attorney Seth Williams' office said it uses the state's forfeiture law appropriately to address nuisance properties and protect law-abiding neighbors.

 
 

 

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