- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

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

PHILADELPHIA MOURNING SLAIN OFFICER

Officer Robert Wilson III, 30, was killed as he exchanged gunfire with two robbery suspects at a video game store Thursday afternoon. Police planned a news conference later Friday to address charges against the suspects.

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AND THE BEAT GOES ON

Gov. Tom Wolf continues to beat the drum for his plan to raise state taxes by billions of dollars in order to boost aid to schools and overhaul the way public schools are funded. He’s canceled an appearance in Philadelphia, but will be stumping elsewhere in the state.

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BUTTOCKS ENHANCEMENT DEATH TRIAL EXPECTED TO RESUME

A Gothic hip hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections. The suspect, who faces murder charges, was expected to continue testifying Friday.

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ATTORNEYS FOR BOY SLAYING SUSPECT EXPECT EITHER NEW TRIAL OR CHARGES TO BE TOSSED

Jordan Brown was just 11 when state prosecutors say he fatally shot his dad’s pregnant fiancee as she lay in bed in February 2009. But now that appellate courts say there wasn’t enough evidence to convict him in juvenile court, the 17-year-old boy is hoping for a new trial - or that the charges will just be dismissed.

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PHILADELPHIA OFFICIALS DECLARE END TO WEATHER EMERGENCY

But the city’s public and Catholic schools remained closed after a winter storm dumped about eight inches of snow in the area. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority was also still suspending service on a handful of bus routes Friday, but a 45 mph speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been lifted, too.

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