- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

PITTSBURGH-BASED H.J. HEINZ CO. BUYING KRAFT FOODS TO CREATE THIRD-LARGEST FOOD COMPANY IN NORTH AMERICA

The deal was engineered by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the company that owns Heinz, Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital. Berkshire and 3G will invest $10 billion in what will come to be known as The Kraft Heinz Co.

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AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING RACIST LETTER FOUND AT HOME OF GOV. TOM WOLF’S STATE POLICE COMMISSIONER NOMINEE

State police say the handwritten, unsigned letter saying “No (racial epithet) lover will wear my uniform” arrived in Col. Marcus Brown’s Cumberland County mailbox Monday night. Opponents of the nomination say the ex-Maryland state police superintendent is wrong to wear a Pennsylvania state police uniform despite not attending the State Police Academy and to remove roadside signs critical of him last week.

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NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA … WITH PROTESTERS IN TOW

Christie is scheduled to attend a fundraising reception for his Leadership Matters for America PAC on Wednesday evening in Philadelphia. The group is raising money to support a potential presidential bid. But activists are planning to lobby for mandatory paid sick day policies, which Christie has opposed, saying they hurt the economy.

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BROTHERS CHARGED WITH FATALLY SHOOTING PHILADELPHIA OFFICE DUE IN COURT

The men face a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges they killed Officer Robert Wilson III during a gunfight that broke out during a March 5 robbery at a video game store.

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PENNSYLVANIA COP CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE IN UNARMED MAN’S SHOOTING

Authorities accused Hummelstown police Officer Lisa J. Mearkle of shooting 59-year-old David Kassick twice on Feb. 2 without legal justification. They say some of the incident was captured by a video unit on the Taser stun gun she used to subdue Kassick.


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