- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

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

RECOGNITION FOR ‘HEROES’ WHO RISK THEIR LIVES TO SAVE OTHERS

The parks director of an eastern Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.

PITTSBURGH’S MAYOR GOES UNDERCOVER FOR REALITY TELEVISION

A disguised Bill Peduto collected trash, sawed down trees and helped build a door on Sunday’s episode of the CBS series “Undercover Boss.” The costume didn’t work on everyone. One worker saw through his Duck Dynasty-style costume and lack of chain saw skills.

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER PHILADELPHIA MAN IS REPORTEDLY ABDUCTED, BADLY BEATEN

Philadelphia police say they have one person in custody after a reported overnight abduction and beating in left a man hospitalized. The man was found badly beaten early Monday about six miles from his home.

TWO HURT IN CAR WASH EXPLOSION; OWNER COULDN’T SMELL GAS THROUGH STUFFY NOSE

The owner and a customer suffered burns to their hands and face in a natural gas explosion and fire at Ducky’s Car Wash in McDonald. Officials say the owner told them he had a stuffed up nose and didn’t notice the smell of leaking gas as he lit a boiler around 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

POTTY-MOUTHED CHIEF SAYS HE WAS TRYING TO ‘OUT’ DOMESTIC TERRORIST

Mark Kessler lost his job at Gilberton police chief after profane Internet videos he made criticizing liberals and pushing Second Amendment freedoms. But now he says he was trying to attract would-be domestic terrorists and forwarded information on such people to the FBI and state police, because he considers such people a threat to society.

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