- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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

PITTSBURGH-AREA MOM CHARGED WITH KILLING 3-YEAR-OLD SON, TRYING TO DROWN BROTHER, 6

Police say 40-year-old Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, of McCandless, told them she heard “crazy voices” telling her to hold the boys underwater in their bathtub, so she sat on them until they were unresponsive. The younger boy died; his brother was hospitalized in critical condition.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW WANTS COURT TO UNSEAL RECORDS OF STING SCUTTLED BY AG KATHLEEN KANE

If granted, the request would allow the newspaper to push for opening criminal court documents involving Tyron Ali of Philadelphia. He was allegedly an undercover informant who posed as a lobbyist and recorded five Philadelphia Democrats accepting cash or gifts in a state investigation, which Kane later dropped.

FORMER HERO COP FROM PHILLY TOO DANGEROUS TO RELEASE FROM PRISON WHILE HE AWAITS RAPE TRIAL

Richard DeCoatsworth is charged with sexually assaulting two prostitutes at gunpoint last year and forcing them to take drugs. He withdrew a plea to reduced charges Tuesday, telling the judge he wants to clear his name. DeCoatsworth was shot while pursuing a suspect in 2007 and was honored by sitting next to first lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union address in 2009.

NO FOOLIN’

The cost to get a driver’s license, a certificate of title and a range of other records became more expensive on April Fools’ Day. The increases are the first of a series of motorist and vehicle fee increases to take effect under a major transportation funding law.

FORMER EAGLES RECEIVER DESEAN JACKSON JOINS THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Jackson set career-highs with 82 catches for 1,332 yards last season for the NFC East champion Eagles, but Philadelphia tried to trade him and then cut him last week amid reports of off-the-field concerns. Jackson issued a statement denying he was associated with street gangs.

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