- Associated Press - Thursday, January 15, 2015

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

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION SUES PHILADELPHIA, PITTSBURGH, LANCASTER OVER LOCAL GUN LAWS

The cities said they will fight the NRA, contending the local regulations are a sensible way to address deadly gun violence. But the NRA says the issue is much simpler: A 40-year-old state law forbids municipalities from regulating firearms.

MAN SOUGHT IN PHILADELPHIA SLAYHINGS CAPTURED IN VIRGINIA

Police say Tam Minh Le killed his two brothers before their bound bodies were found in a Philadelphia river. He allegedly also wounded a third man who swam to safety.



JUDGE SAYS PENN STATE’S TOP LAWYER DIDN’T VIOLATE RIGHTS OF THREE ADMINISTRATORS CHARGED IN ALLEGED JERRY SANDUSKY CHILD-SEX COVERUP

Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover in Harrisburg ruled that the lawyer, Cynthia Baldwin, had been representing defendants Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz as Penn State employees, so they were not denied their right to legal counsel.

INVESTIGATORS PROBE FIRE AT NEARLY 140-YEAR-OLD CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA PRISON

More than 200 inmates had to be evacuated Wednesday when the Northumberland County prison in Sunbury caught fire. The stone building with castle-like parapets was built in the late 1800s and sits a few blocks from the Susquehanna River.

PITT’S JAMIE DIXON JOINS THE 300 CLUB

Wednesday night’s 73-64 win over Florida State gives Dixon 300 victories for his career, making him the fourth-fastest coach to reach the milestone. Dixon’s Panthers have lost only 101 games on his watch.

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