- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

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

PENNSYLVANIA TREASURER STEPS DOWN AMID REPORTS OF FEDERAL PROBE INTO CAMPAIGNING

But in a statement from a spokesman, Rob McCord gave no reason for resigning the post he’s held for six years. His resignation is effective Feb. 12 and comes with two years remaining on his current term in office.

ATTORNEYS FOR GOV. TOM WOLF WANT MORE TIME BEFORE COURT HEARING ON OFFICE OF OPEN RECORDS DIRECTOR

Instead, the attorneys say they want to interview Erik Arneson, who was fired from the position last week by the newly sworn-in governor. And they want Commonwealth Court to delay a hearing on the matter now scheduled for next week. Wolf, a Democrat, removed Arneson from the job a week after outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, appointed him.

SURVIVALIST PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES HE KILLED STATE TROOPER, WOUNDED ANOTHER

Eric Frein, 31, entered the plea after he was arraigned at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford. He participated by video from the county prison, looking into the camera and politely answering questions posed to him by his attorney and the judge.

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD AGAIN ACCUSES UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER OF ENGAGING IN ANTI-UNION TACTICS

The complaint was announced Thursday by the Service Employees International Union, which has been trying for years to unionize some 3,500 non-clinical employees. In November, an administrative law judge found UPMC engaged in unfair labor practices. The new complaint similar allegations, but none more recent than June 2014.

GOV. WOLF FULFILLS CAMPAIGN PROMISE WITH ORDER BANNING NEW DRILLING LEASES ON PUBLIC LAND

The order ends a short-lived effort for former Gov. Corbett to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep beneath state parks and forests.

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