- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

HEAVY RAINS LEAD TO RESCUES, EVACUATIONS IN, AROUND PHILLY

Officials in suburban Chester County say more than 60 people were rescued from vehicles overnight and three others were trapped in their homes by flooding. The National Weather Service reports 6.6 inches of rain in one part of the county and about 5 inches in and around Philadelphia.

RESENTENCING SET FOR THEN-14-YEAR-OLD GANG MEMBER SERVING LIFE FOR KILLING ANOTHER TEEN IN 2006

The attorneys for Qu’eed (pronounced kwah-EED’) Batts say he deserves a chance at freedom someday, but Northampton County prosecutors will argue in court Thursday that Batts deserves to die in prison.

BAD RAP? JURY IN PHILLY TO WEIGH RACIAL PROFILING CLAIM BY RAPPER MEEK MILL

The Philadelphia musician claims his rights were violated by police who detained him for 10 hours after a 2012 traffic stop that resulted in no criminal charges.

CORBETT FOES WANT TO RAISE TAXES, CUT SPENDING TO CLOSE POTENTIAL $1 BILLION SHORTFALL

Pennsylvania’s April tax collections remained well behind projections Wednesday with one day to go in the important revenue month. Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget secretary, Charles Zogby, did not give specifics on how the administration plans to deal with the shortfall.

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE …

Pennsylvania franchise remaining in the National Hockey League playoffs. The Philadelphia Flyers were eliminated after their Game 7 loss in the first round to the New York Rangers. The Pittsburgh Penguins open their second-round series against the Rangers on Friday in Pittsburgh.

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