- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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

IN PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR’S RACE, NEW POLL SHOWS DEMOCRAT WOLF WITH 20-POINT LEAD OVER GOP INCUMBENT CORBETT

A new poll has Democratic nominee Tom Wolf leading Republican incumbent Tom Corbett by a formidable 20 points as Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial campaign shifts into gear for the general election. The Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday showed Wolf backed by 53 percent and Corbett by 33 percent, almost identical to Wolf’s advantage in a hypothetical matchup in February.

CLINTON, COSBY TO SPEAK AT SERVICE FOR PHILADELPHIA NEWSPAPER CO-OWNER KILLED IN PLANE CRASH

Former President Bill Clinton and comedian Bill Cosby are among more than a dozen politicians, business leaders and education advocates expected to speak at a memorial service at Temple University for philanthropist and Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz. Katz and six others died when his private jet crashed during takeoff late Saturday night in Bedford, Massachusetts.



MAN PLEADS NO CONTEST TO WEAPONS CHARGE INVOLVING GUN LATER USED TO KILL PENNSYLVANIA POLICE OFFICER

A man has pleaded no contest to a weapons charge involving the gun later used to kill a western Pennsylvania police officer three years ago. Fifty-four-year-old James Ameris III of Lower Burrell was charged in Westmoreland County with having at one time possessed the gun that fugitive Charles Post later used to kill Lower Burrell police officer Derek Kotecki in October 2011. Post died during a gun battle with police.

CRUCIAL BRIDGE ALONG EAST COAST INTERSTATE SYSTEM CLOSES INDEFINITELY OVER LEANING COLUMNS

Engineers and workers in hard hats have been using shovels and high-tech sensors to try to figure out why the ground has shifted beneath the Interstate 495 bridge in Wilmington, Delaware. The bridge upon which 90,000 tractor-trailers and cars normally rumble every day was closed Monday after four pairs of support pillars were found to be tilting. Officials do not know when it will reopen.

POLICE PROBE SHOOTING DEATH AT WEST PHILLY GAS STATION, TRY TO DETERMINE WHO FLED IN VICTIM’S SUV

Police say a man walked up to three others at a west Philadelphia gas station and opened fire overnight, killing one of them. Another fled into the gas station and the third is unaccounted for after the gunfire in the Wynnefield neighborhood. Police are searching for the victim’s sport utility vehicle and trying to determine whether the suspect or the third friend drove it away from the scene.

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