- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICIAL: MISMANAGMENT AT PHILADELPHIA OFFICE DOESN’T POINT TO BROADER PROBLEM

Instead, Allison Hickey, the VA’s undersecretary for benefits, hopes an internal review will help determine what went wrong in Philadelphia.

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JUDGE: NO DECISION NEEDED YET ON WHETHER TO RELEASE TASER VIDEO SHOWING OFFICER SHOOTING SUSPECT

Dauphin County Judge Deborah Curcillo says a request by lawyers for Hummelstown Police Officer Lisa Mearkle is premature, because prosecutors haven’t suggested they plan to release the video before trial. The officer is awaiting trial on a charge of criminal homicide for allegedly shooting an unarmed suspect in the back.

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REGULATORS URGING PHILADELPHIA GAS WORKS TO REPLACE 2,000 MILES OF RISKY PIPELINE

The state Public Utility Commission says the utility could borrow money or boost its customer charge to speed up the 65-year timeline the city-owned utility is now on to replace the lines.

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PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES ENDING ASSET TEST FOR FOOD STAMPS

The asset test, which covered cash, stocks, personal property and other items, was begun about three years ago. income restrictions still apply. Officials say errors in measuring assets disproportionately affected disabled and older recipients.

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IT’S NOT DO-OR-DIE, BUT IT’S CLOSE

The Pittsburgh Penguins must win Wednesday night’s game against the New York Rangers to avoid falling two games behind in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series when it heads back to New York on Friday.

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