- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

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

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CAUSE OF DEADLY CRASH BETWEEN TOUR BUS, TRACTOR-TRAILER INVESTIGATED

State police are trying to determine why a tractor-trailer collided in the Pocono Mountain region with a charter bus taking Italian tourists to Niagara Falls, killing the bus driver and two passengers and leaving four people in critical condition.

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MAN EXPRESSES NO REMORSE FOR KILLING OFF-DUTY PHILADELPHIA OFFICER

Twenty-five-year-old Rafael Jones will spend life in prison for the August 2012 shooting of Officer Moses J. Walker during a robbery. Jones avoided a potential death sentence by agreeing to a nonjury trial.

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WOLF’S STATE POLICE COMMISSIONER NOMINEE OPPOSED BY REPUBLICANS, TROOPERS’ UNION

Col. Marcus Brown has liberal notions of law enforcement that have rankled Republicans, gun rights groups and rank-and-file troopers in a conservative law enforcement agency. But Sen. Anthony Williams has accused special interest detractors of being secretly motivated by Brown’s emphasis on the recruitment of minorities into police ranks.

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SANDUSKY ACCUSER WANTS JUDGE TO FORCE STATE PROSECUTORS TO FILE CRIMINAL CHARGES

The now-43-year-old man is challenging the attorney general’s refusal to file charges dating to 1988 because they’re too old to be viable under the statute of limitations. His private criminal complaint filed in Centre County alleges two incidences of abuse in which he claims Sandusky subjected him to fondling and oral sex. Sandusky denies the accusations.

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS OWNERS HIRE INVESTMENT BANK TO EXPLORE SALE

Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle helped save the team by buying the franchise out of federal bankruptcy court in 1999. They’ve turned the team into one of the NHL’s marquee destinations replete with superstars and a glistening new arena. The owners say they plan to retain a stake in the team, no matter what happens.

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