- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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

GOV. TOM WOLF’S STATE POLICE COMMISSIONER NOMINEE TO FACE SENATE PANEL

Col. Marcus Brown is set to face skeptical Republican senators who, like the state troopers’ union, have asked the Democratic governor to withdraw Brown as his nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police. Brown goes before the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Wednesday.

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JIM THORPE’S SONS WANT SUPREME COURT TO HAVE FATHER’S REMAINS MOVED TO AMERICAN INDIAN LAND IN OKLAHOMA

Thorpe was laid to rest in the Pennsylvania town that bears his name under a deal struck by his third wife. But Thorpe’s sons have been fighting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state of Thorpe’s birth, saying their father wanted to be buried in Oklahoma, in accordance with Indian burial customs.

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BILL COSBY SEEKS TO BLOCK SUBPOENA FOR RECORDS OF CONFIDENTIAL 2006 PHILADELPHIA SEX-ASSAULT SETTLEMENT

Three women suing Cosby for defamation in Massachusetts want access to the settlement because they believe it could help them prove that Cosby defamed them by having his agents deny their claims that he molested them in the 1970s. Cosby, 77, has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime.

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KEY REPUBLICAN SIGNALS SUPPORT FOR PLAN TO END TRADITIONAL PENSIONS FOR SCHOOL, STATE EMPLOYEES

State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, says he supports replacing the traditional pension benefit for future employees with a contribution to a 401(k)-style plan and requiring many current employees to pay more to keep their current benefit level.

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GIDDY UP?

State investigators have searched the home of former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed. His failed plans for a Wild West museum and other projects helped push the city deep into debt. Reed’s attorney says the agents took a saddle and other Western artifacts on Tuesday, but he says he’s not sure what the agents were seeking.

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