- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

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

FIRST CHINESE CITIZEN PLEADS GUILTY IN PITTSBURGH-BASED COLLEGE TESTING SCANDAL

Biyuan Li, 25, of Boston, pleaded guilty to paying nearly $6,000 so an impostor would take the Graduate Record Examination for him in December, using a phony passport as identification. Fourteen others have been indicted in the scandal.

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NEIGHBORING DEPARTMENTS FILLING IN SO SCRANTON OFFICERS CAN ATTEND FORMER COLLEAGUE’S WAKE

Other Lackawanna County police departments will continue filling in today so Scranton officers can continue attending the viewing for Patrolman John Wilding, who will be buried Saturday. He died from falling from a fence while chasing three robbery suspects.

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MAN CHARGED WITH THIRD-DEGREE MURDER SAYS HE’S ‘WRONG’, ‘SORRY’ FOR OFFICER’S DEATH

Thirty-two-year-old Clair Fink III, of Ligonier, made those comments during and after his arraignment Thursday. That’s when he was charged with recklessly driving drunk on the wrong side of U.S. Route 30 before killing Ligonier Township Lt. Eric Eslary.

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PHILADELPHIA HOUSING AUTHORITY SMOKING BAN AFFECTS 80,000 RESIDENTS

The plan bans smoking both inside homes and on public-housing property except in designated outdoor areas. Violators in existing buildings will be asked to attend counseling. Leaseholders could face eviction from new buildings after a fourth violation.

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WE ARE … WHO DAT?

Penn State University is returning to nameless college football jersey, the style it sported for 125 years before player names were added the last three seasons. Former Coach Bill O’Brien added names to Penn State’s solid blue and white jerseys in 2012 to honor players who didn’t transfer in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal.

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