- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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

NCAA RESPONDS TO PATERNO FAMILY LAWSUIT CHALLENGING SANCTIONS AGAINST PENN STATE

Attorneys for the NCAA say the lawsuit by the family of the late football coach Joe Paterno that seeks to reverse a $60 million fine and other sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal is an attempt to “rewrite history” that “ignores reality.”

COUNTY COUNCIL APPROVES GAS DRILLING BENEATH PITTSBURGH-AREA PARK

The Allegheny County Council voted 9-5 early Wednesday following seven hours of testimony and debate. The deal allows energy companies Range Resources and Huntley & Huntley to extract natural gas from beneath 1,180-acre Deer Lakes Park from well sites on neighboring private properties.

DEMOCRATS WALK OUT ON TESTIMONY SEEKING TO IMPEACH ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE

Conservative Republican state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe chaired the panel hearing that heard from witnesses he hopes will buttress his resolution to remove Kane. Among other things, Metcalfe and the witnesses contend Kane violated her oath of office by refusing to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban against a federal court challenge.

DRILLING SUPPORTERS FILL STEPS OF THE STATE CAPITOL

The Pittsburgh-based Marcellus Shale Coalition says the rally Tuesday was intended to send the message that the industry is creating employment, providing a cleaner energy option and strengthening national security.

KEEPING HER HEAD WHEN ALL ABOUT HER LOSE THEIRS …

Democratic candidate for governor Katie McGinty tells The Associated Press she’s accentuating the positive - and avoiding attack ads on presumed front-runner Tom Wolf. McGinty’s campaign just started running ads in the Philadelphia market, touting her record as a former state environmental protection secretary.