- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

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

‘REFORM CAUCUS’ TO DISCUSS GIFT BAN FOR LAWMAKERS

The group plans a news conference Monday to bar public officials and employees from accepting transportation, lodging, hospitality or anything of economic value.

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CLOSING ARGUMENTS SET IN FORMER PHILLY TV ANCHOR’S RACE BIAS TRIAL

Tom Burlington claims he wrongly lost his job for using the N-word in a news meeting about a story on the epithet at the city’s Fox TV station in 2007. Burlington, who is white, claims black employees used the word with impunity and that he was wrongly fired.

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SENTENCING SCHEDULES IN RICIN CASE

Sentencing is scheduled for a suburban Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to charges that he sent a romantic rival a greeting card laced with the deadly poison ricin.

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TWO MEN FOUND DEAD AFTER PHILLY STANDOFF WERE MURDER-SUICIDE VICTIMS

Police say a 25-year-old man apparently killed another man, also in his early 20s, before turning the weapon on himself after officers responded Saturday afternoon to the Harrowgate neighborhood after a report of a person with a gun and gunshots.

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SEVERE STORMS FLOOD ROADS, CANCEL PITTSBURGH CONCERT

The storms Sunday brought up to two inches of rain and triggered tornado warnings in the Pittsburgh area. The Steve Miller Band concert at Highmark Stadium on Sunday night was also postponed indefinitely.


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