- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

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

NO ROOM AT THE INN?

An organization that finds host homes for sick people coming to Philadelphia for major medical care has a problem. Host for Hospitals needs to sign up more families for late September, when a visit from Pope Francis is expected leave little room at hotels and other facilities such families might normally use.

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FORMER WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE IN COURT FOR DRUG THEFTS



Paul Pozonsky was a Washington County Common Pleas judge when he stole cocaine from evidence he insisted be stored in his chambers. He’ll learn Monday whether he’s going to prison or merely getting probation for those crimes.

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SMITHSONIAN TO CONTINUE SHOWING BILL COSBY’S PRIVATE ART COLLECTION

The nonprofit museum conglomerate has decided not to distance itself from the collection, despite recent revelations that Cosby has acknowledged getting drugs he planned to use to have sex with women. The Smithsonian says that’s because the focus is on the artists who created the works, not the comedian who collected them.

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FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF IN SCRANTON FOR FALLEN OFFICER

Patrolman John Wilding died Sunday, a day after falling some 15 feet after jumping a fence in pursuit of a trio of 17-year-olds now charged as adults with robbery. Prosecutors expect to add more charges related to the officer’s death.

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PENNSYLVANIA BUDGET IMPASSE ABOUT TO GET SERIOUS

Monday marks the beginning of the second week that the state government has been operating without a budget. There’s still time for the Republicans who control the Legislature and freshman Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to come to terms on a compromise budget before the stalemate becomes a crisis that shuts down or curtails state programs.

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