- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

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

LITTLE LEAGUE MARKING 75TH ANNIVERSARY WITH PBS DOCUMENTARY

The worldwide youth baseball league began during the Depression when Carl Stotz gave equipment to three Williamsport youth teams. Today 2.1 million children play Little League baseball, which climaxes in August with the 10-day Little League World Series, drawing 40,000 fans and watched by millions more on ABC and ESPN.

ANTI-UNION LAWMAKER SAYS HE’S NOT COMPARING UNIONS TO HITLER, PUTIN

Rather, Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner of York County says he’s finding examples throughout history of the use of “power and control” including dictators like Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein and Josef Stalin. Wagner’s initial comments came during a Senate debate over legislation he supports to bar government employers from automatically deducting union dues from workers’ paychecks.

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERISTY POLL SHOWS TOM WOLF WITH BIG LEAD OVER GOV. TOM CORBETT

The survey of 1,308 Pennsylvania voters by the Connecticut-based university shows Wolf, the Democrat challenger, backed by 53 percent and the Republican incumbent by 33 percent.

A HOUSE DIVIDED … OVER MEDICARE EXPANSION

A divided Pennsylvania state House committee advanced a bill to immediately expand Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of the working poor. But the move may end up being symbolic, given the opposition of Gov. Tom Corbett and House Republican leadership.

PENNYSLVANIA HOUSE PASSES MEASURE TO MAKE PENNSYLVANIA LONG RIFLE THE OFFICIAL STATE FIREARM

The weapon helped early Pennsylvania settlers survive and prosper, and was developed by gunsmiths in Christian’s Spring, near Nazareth, and by Martin Meylin in Lancaster County.