- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS SPECIAL PROSECUTOR OF ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE

But the state’s justices are critical of the process used to appoint special prosecutors and suggest new legislation to govern them. The prosecutor is investigating whether Kane illegally leaked grand jury material to the Philadelphia Daily News.

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CONVICTED COP-KILLER SUFFERING FROM DIABETES COMPLICATIONS

Mumia Abu-Jamal has been rushed to a hospital from a state prison, where he’s serving a life sentence for killing Philadelphia Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Family members say the state prison system has been providing substandard medical care to the one-time death row inmate.

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NEW RICHARD AVEDON EXHIBIT OPENS AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY IN PHILADELPHIA

Avedon made his name in fashion photography, but the new exhibit focuses on his portraits of political and cultural newsmakers like former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former President Ronald Reagan, consumer advocate Ralph Nader and former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle.

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GOV. WOLF’S FACEBOOK ‘TOWN HALL’ RESEMBLES INTERVIEW BY AIDE

Hundreds of written questions expressing viewpoints about tax reform and other issues were posted on Facebook before yesterday’s event. But they were boiled down into about a dozen questions posed to Wolf by deputy press secretary Megan Healey, a former local TV journalist.

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RECENTLY FIRED FIREFIGHTER JAILED CHARGED WITH TAKING HOSTAGES AT PHILADELPHIA-AREA FIREHOUSE

Cheltenham Township police say Paul Jordan threatened the men as he entered the LaMott Fire Company at about 10:30 a.m. and sounded upset as he talked to a hostage negotiator. No one was injured before Jordan surrendered.

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