- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

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

DEMOCRAT TOM WOLF, REPUBLICAN GOV. TOM CORBETT TO FILE FINAL CAMPAIGN SPENDING REPORTS TODAY

Spending in the race appears likely to set a record, with the total surpassing $62 million when the last reports were filed a month ago. The current campaign spending record of nearly $70 million was set in 2002 when Democrat Gov. Ed Rendell spent most of that to beat then-Auditor General Bob Casey in the primary and then-Attorney General Mike Fisher in the general election.

FORMER PHILLY MOB BOSS COULD GO BACK TO PRISON

Prosecutors say Joey Merlino violated parole by meeting with mobster friends in south Florida, where he’s lived since leaving prison three years ago. A judge is supposed to decide the issue today.

SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM CANCELS FINAL TWO GAMES OVER HAZING ALLEGATIONS

Central Bucks High School officials say rookie players were subjected to what officials called humiliating and inappropriate initiation rites. All varsity and junior varsity coaches have been suspended pending further investigation and police are trying to determine if crimes occurred.

JURORS HEAR CHILLING 911 CALL IN PITTSBURGH DOCTOR’S POISONING TRIAL

The Allegheny County jury could hear 41-year-old Dr. Autumn Klein gasping and groaning as her 66-year-old husband, Dr. Robert Ferrante, called 911 in April 2013. That’s when prosecutors say Ferrante poisoned his wife by lacing her energy drink with cyanide.

PHILADELPHIA DA CRITICIZES ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE FOR DROPPING CORRUPTION STING

District Attorney Seth Williams made those remarks in charging a former Philly traffic court judge with bribery for allegedly taking a $2,000 Tiffany bracelet from a statehouse lobbyist. Kane, who is white, dropped the sting operation saying it unfairly targeted black public officials. Williams is black. He and Kane are both Democrats.

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