- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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

WILL HE OR WON’T HE?

Rick Santorum, the Republican former U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, will return to his home county for a “major announcement.” It’s expected he’ll announce that he’s again running for president.

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AMTRAK TO INSTALL CAMERAS INSIDE LOCOMOTIVES IN WAKE OF DEADLY PHILADELPHIA DERAILMENT

The Amtrak engineer, Brandon Bostian, suffered a head injury in the accident in Philadelphia and has told investigators he can’t remember what happened. The train was equipped with a “black box” data recorder and an outward-facing camera focused on the track ahead, but neither of those devices reveals what was happening inside the cab.

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PENN STATE SHUTS DOWN FRAT FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS OVER SECRET FACEBOOK PAGE WITH NUDE, SEMI-NUDE WOMEN

The punishment of Kappa Delta Rho was harsher than that recommended by the university’s Interfraternity Council. Penn State found some fraternity members engaged in sexual harassment and hazing.

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MAN FOUND DEAD ON RAILROADK TRACKS HAD JUMPED FROM BRIDGE DURING POLICE CHASE

Authorities in Lehigh County said the body of Thomas Duffy, 62, of Whitehall Township, was found Monday under the span in Catasauqua. District Attorney James Martin says the man ran from a traffic stop and that police didn’t force him off the bridge.

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JURORS EXPECTED TO DELIBERATE IN KILLING-FOR-HIRE CASE

York County prosecutors say Gregory Allen Hess paid a man $30,000 to kill an acquaintance of his wife, but the alleged hit man called authorities. Hess testified that he wanted the man beaten up, not killed, and didn’t know about the murder-for-hire charge until after he was arrested.


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