- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

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

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS SAY THEY WILL BOOST PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING, BUT INSIST ON PENSION REFORM

The majority leaders say they’re even willing to increase taxes to provide more school funding - but only if Gov. Tom Wolf agrees to end traditional pension benefits for public employees in favor of 401(k)-style plans.

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IN THE MEANTIME, LAWMAKERS ARE SCRAMBLING TO FUND STATE EMPLOYEES AND EXPENSES

That’s because the state budget stalemate is now in its seventh week.

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FATHER OF UNDERAGE DRIVER FACES UP TO 21 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DAUGHTER’S TRIPLE-FATAL WRECK

Michael Ware, 54 of Scarsdale, New York, will be sentenced Thursday in Wayne County. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges for letting his 15-year-old daughter drive. She crashed and killed three friends last August.

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PHILADELPHIA MAN CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER FOR VALENTINE’S DAY 2011 KILLINGS

The same jury that convicted 32-year-old Shaun Warrick must now decide whether he deserves life in prison or the death penalty for killing his ex-girlfriend and another young woman, who he believed was keeping him from talking to his ex.

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4-BEDROOM HOME, 1 BATH, SWIMMING POOL … DUNGEON NOT INCLUDED

A western Pennsylvania couple is selling their 1910 Victorian house that was used as the home of the serial killer nicknamed Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs.” The house doesn’t have a dungeon; those scenes were shot on a soundstage.


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