- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

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

GOV. TOM CORBETT, CHALLENGER TOM WOLF AGREE - WHEN AND WHERE - TO DISAGREE

The Republican governor and his Democratic challenger have agreed to a slate of three debates. They’ll first spar in Hershey on Sept. 22, in a debate aired by the Pennsylvania Cable Network. An Oct. 1 “Breakfast with the Candidates” program will air live from Philadelphia’s KYW Newsradio. Finally, they’ll meet Oct. 8 at WTAE-TV near Pittsburgh.

CORBETT, OTHER POLITICIANS ASK DISCOVERY CHANNEL TO AXE ‘AMISH MAFIA’

The statement signed by 18 state and federal lawmakers and the mayor of Lancaster - in the heart of Amish country - are calling the reality show “a bigoted portrayal” of the religious sect. The show, which debuted in 2012, purports to follow a group of Amish men in Lancaster County who enforce law and order within the community. Experts on Amish culture have called it fiction. The network declined comment.

PHILADELPHIA CONGRESSMAN’S SON SET FOR FEDERAL COURT ARRAIGNMENT

Chaka Fattah Jr. is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate this morning to plead not guilty to fraud charges stemming from a $900,000 federal education contract.

OSHA ISSUES NO CITATIONS IN FATAL GAS WELL FIRE IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it’s not acting because no exact cause was determined for the Feb. 11 fire at the Chevron well in Greene County’s Dunkard Township. A field service technician was killed in the blast. The state Department of Environmental Protection said in a report last week that the fire “may have been caused by human error.”

PLAY BALL! WITH A LITTLE MORE PEACE OF MIND

Pennsylvania law enforcement authorities say they’ve conducted checks of registered sex offenders who live near Williamsport, where the Little League World Series is about to get underway. The U.S. Marshals Service says they canvassed the homes of 164 offenders within 20 miles of the baseball tournament and found five potential violations.

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