- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

FORMER MARINE KILLS SELF, ENDING MANHUNT AFTER KILLING EX-WIFE, 5 OF HER RELATIVES

Bradley Stone was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds Tuesday following a killing spree in suburban Philadelphia. The 35-year-old Pennsburg man had recently lost a custody ruling before killing his ex-wife, her mother, her grandmother, her sister, her brother-in-law and her 14-year-old niece.

PHILLY DA SAYS GRAND JURY FOUND STING THAT TARGETED BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS WASN’T RACIST, AS ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE HAD CLAIMED

As a result, District Attorney Seth Williams says Democrat state Reps. Ronald Waters and Vanessa Brown are charged with taking illegal cash bribes. Williams, like Waters and Brown, is black. Kane, the white Democrat who earlier this year torpedoed the investigation before Williams took it over, had argued the sting was racially motivated and targeted only blacks.

PENNSYLVANIA BOY INCARCERATED IN DEATH OF DAD’S PREGNANT FIANCEE TO GET NEW HEARING

The state Supreme Court sent the matter back to Lawrence County juvenile court to hold a hearing about the evidence used to convict Jordan Brown of the February 2009 shotgun killing of 26-year-old Kenzie Houk and her unborn son at their home near Wampum. Brown, who is 17 now, was 11 at the time of the killings.

PHILADELPHIA TRIO ORDERED TO TRIAL IN BEATING OF GAY COUPLE

Philadelphia prosecutors say the assault in September was prompted by anti-gay animus. But attorneys for the two men and one woman charged in the beating say it was a fight that had nothing to do with the couple’s sexual orientation.

CHRYST-MISS APPROACHES

Wisconsin appears poised to pick the University of Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst as its next head coach. University of Wisconsin regents planned to hold a teleconference this afternoon to consider employment terms for a new football coach.

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