- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

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

PRETRIAL CONFERENCE SET FOR HIGH SCHOOL STABBING RAMPAGE SUSPECT

Seventeen-year-old Alex Hribal is scheduled for trial as an adult next month in the April stabbings at Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh. But at Friday’s pretrial conference, his attorney is expected to continue his fight to move the case to juvenile court. If that doesn’t happen, Hribal potentially faces decades of incarceration if he’s convicted.

CRIMINAL CASE FOR THREE FORMER PENN STATE ADMINISTRATORS COULD BE HEADED TO SUPREME COURT, INSTEAD OF TRIAL

Lawyers for former athletic director Tim Curley have asked the high court to review a county judge’s decision last month rejecting Curley’s claim his rights to legal counsel were violated during grand jury proceedings. Curley is awaiting trial with former university president Graham Spanier and former vice president Gary Schultz on charges that they covered up allegations of child-sex abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

APPEALS COURT REVERSES VICTORIES FOR PITTSBURGH, ERIE DIOCESES, CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

The western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses and Geneva College had challenged the birth control coverage mandates in federal health care reforms, and won lower-court decisions. However, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court ruling says the reforms place “no substantial burden” on the religious groups and therefore don’t violate their First Amendment rights.

WITNESS: 2-YEAR-OLD BROKE FROM MOTHER’S GRIP BEFORE HE WAS HIT BY PHILADELPHIA TROLLEY

Vincent Hall Sr. says he saw the child break free and run across the street. Other witnesses say the trolley driver honked his horn and tried to stop before the toddler was pinned under the trolley car. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is investigating.

PHILADELPHIA MAYOR SIGNS LAW FORCING BUSINESSES TO OFFER SICK LEAVE

The bill signed by Democratic Mayor Michael Nutter provides an hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours of work. It applies to businesses with at least 10 employees.

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