- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

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

DA TAKING SECOND LOOK AT VAN ACCIDENT INVOLVING MOM CHARGED WITH DROWNING TODDLER

Forty-year-old Laurel Michelle Schlemmer is jailed on charges she drowned her 3-year-old son and tried to kill her 6-year-old by sitting on the boys to keep them underwater in a bathtub on Tuesday. Now Allegheny County investigators are revisiting whether an incident in which Schlemmer backed into the same two boys 10 months ago was really an accident, as police determined then.

BUT CAN THEY STILL TAKE CHECKS?

Party leaders in the Pennsylvania House have banned most types of cash gifts in response to allegations that some state representatives accepted cash from a confidential informant in a criminal investigation. Money from specified close family members and non-lobbyist friends is still allowed. Under the old rules, lawmakers could accept cash as long as they reported it.

EENIE, MEENIE, MINEY … WOLF

A new Franklin & Marshall polls shows Tom Wolf maintaining a large lead in the Democratic race for Pennsylvania governor but with an even larger number of undecided voters. Although 33 percent of those polled favored Wolf over three other candidates, some 46 percent of Democrats have yet to decide who they’ll vote for in the May primary.

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT WON’T REVIEW JERRY SANDUSKY’S CHILD MOLESTATION CONVICTION

The former Penn State assistant football coach wanted the court to reconsider his 45-count conviction, arguing that his lawyers were rushed to trial in 2012 and that prosecutors improperly made reference to his decision not to testify. Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for molesting 10 boys.

PIRATES HAVE SHORT TURNAROUND AFTER RECORD-SETTING WIN

It took the Pirates 5 hours, 55 minutes - the longest game in clock time in franchise history - to beat the Chicago Cubs in 16 innings. The game ended at 1 a.m. Thursday. The teams are scheduled to finish their three-game series at 12:30 p.m.

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