- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

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

PHILLY POLICE COMMISSIONER SAYS ABDUCTED WOMAN’S FIGHTING SPIRIT HELPED SAVE HER LIFE

Commissioner Charles Ramsey says Carlesha Freeland-Gaither kept struggling with her captor despite being bound. He says Freeland-Gaither is resting at home in Philadelphia after law enforcement agents rescued her Wednesday outside Baltimore and arrested suspect Delvin Barnes.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL RESEARCHER DENIES POISONING WIFE

On Thursday, jurors will hear closing arguments in the case and decide whether they believe 66-year-old Dr. Robert Ferrante. Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder conviction and say he laced his wife’s energy drink with a lethal dose of cyanide last year.



PENNSYLVANIA TREE HEADING TO NEW YORK’S ROCKEFELLER CENTER

Workers cut down the 85-foot, 13-ton Norway spruce on Wednesday and put it on a trailer near Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The tree will be lit Dec. 3 in a ceremony that’s been held since 1933.

COURT DOCS DETAIL HOW STATE POLICE SHOOTING SUSPECT SURVIVED IN WILD DURING 48-DAY MANHUNT

The documents show Eric Frein stowed Soviet-era weapons alongside modern technology and found sustenance in bags of beans and a bottle of soy sauce, and warmth from candles, a propane stove and camouflage gear. He’s charged with shooting two troopers in the Poconos, killing one.

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT ALLOWS TRIAL OVER LEGALITY OF NCAA’S SANCTIONS AGAINST PENN STATE

The state Supreme Court, in a brief order, rejected a request made by the NCAA after a lower court determined the trial will focus on the 2012 consent decree that included a $60 million fine. The punishments stem from the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal.

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