- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

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

PHILADELPHIA TRANSIT COPS MAKE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DELIVERY ON SUBWAY: BABY BOY

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer Darrell James joined the delivery-in-progress shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday at the 15th and Market streets station. They coached the woman through the delivery, unwrapped the umbilical cord from the baby’s neck and placed the boy in her arms. The baby’s father wrapped him in a shirt to keep warm. Later, the department’s chief joked that he had waived the fare for SEPTA’s “newest rider.”

STATE PLANS ELECTIONS TO REPLACE JUDGES NEARING MANDATORY RETIREMENT, BUT LAW COULD MAKE THEM MOOT

A proposed Pennsylvania constitutional amendment that would let judges serve until age 75 could result in judicial elections next year for seats that the incumbents might not want to relinquish - and might not have to. Elections officials will soon begin making plans to conduct elections for 14 common pleas judgeships, five magisterial district judges and one seat on Commonwealth Court held by judges who will turn 70 next year and run up against the constitutionally mandated retirement age.

POLICE: SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA MOM HAD SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH TEEN SHE MET AT HIGH SCHOOL GAME

Police say Iris Gibney met the 17-year-old boy while volunteering with her daughter’s cheerleading squad. The 42-year-old mother of three is charged with corruption of minors, disseminating obscene materials to a minor and trespassing in a motor vehicle. Police say she and the boy admitted they were engaging in sexual conduct last month when an officer found them naked in a car at a closed park. They say Gibney also sent the boy nude photos.

DRIVER ACCUSED OF GETTING DRUNK, HITTING RESTAURANT VALET, SPEEDING OFF

Michele Simons was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence and other offenses after police say she drove into a valet outside Seasons 52 in King of Prussia. Police say the impact sent him onto the hood and windshield. He was hospitalized with head injuries. Police arrested the 38-year-old Plymouth Township woman after officers say they saw her driving erratically on Interstate 76 and hitting a parked car at a Burger King in Whitpain Township.

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS, ONCE TOSSED ASIDE, NOW A MUST-HAVE HOLIDAY TREAT

They’re usually hand-knit, bright red or green, covered in Santa Clauses, snowmen, tinsel and sequins - and this year they were the must-have item for holiday parties. The once tossed aside or reviled ugly Christmas sweater has mounted a comeback, and this year local thrift stores could hardly keep them on the racks. Their popularity reached such a fever-pitch this holiday season that the NFL, NHL and MLB all hopped on the bandwagon, creating and selling ugly sweaters bearing team logos and colors.

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