A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:
BOUND BODIES OF TWO MEN FOUND IN PHILLY RIVER; 3RD MAN TREATED IN HOSPITAL
Authorities say the bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river in Philadelphia. Police said a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found wandering along a road in the dark. The surviving victim said he had been abducted, thrown in a van and robbed by four or five people before he and the other victims were thrown in the river. He said he managed to get free and get to shore.
MAN CONVICTED OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IN DEATH OF WOMAN, UNBORN CHILD
A western Pennsylvania man faces a mandatory life prison term without parole after being convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a woman and her unborn child almost two years ago. Jurors in Beaver County deliberated for about nine hours before convicting 29-year-old Marlin Kelly, of Pittsburgh, in the death of 19-year-old Conekia Finney, who was about seven months pregnant. Police said she was killed in October 2012 by two men who went to an Ambridge apartment to rob her boyfriend.
GIRL ABDUCTED FROM PHILLY KINDERGARTEN, SEXUALLY ASSAULTED COULD TESTIFY IN TRIAL OF FORMER DAY CARE WORKER
A now 7-year-old girl abducted from her Philadelphia kindergarten and sexually assaulted could testify Wednesday in the trial of a former day care worker. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Christina Regusters knew the victim from an after-school program and lured her from the classroom. A doctor has told jurors about the devastating injuries the girl suffered in the overnight ordeal.
AUTHORITIES PROBE $100,000 ROBBERY OF PHILLY FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTER BY TWO MEN POSING AS POLICE OFFICERS
Police say two men posing as police officers robbed a Philadelphia food distribution center of about $100,000 overnight. Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters that police were called to Kawa Trading Corp. in the Fishtown section north of the city center shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators said the center was preparing to open when two men knocked on the door, identifying themselves as officers. The men threatened employees with a gun and escaped with about $100,000.
YOUTH BASEBALL TEAM WITH STAR FEMALE PITCHER TO BE HONORED IN PHILLY PARADE
A youth baseball team whose star female pitcher appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated is getting champion treatment as Philadelphia hosts a parade honoring the Taney Dragons’ appearance in the Little League World Series. The team is to travel about four miles by float from the downtown business district to a park in south Philadelphia during Wednesday’s parade. Along the route will be musical performances, and a rally at the park will follow.