KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) - A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday.
‘DATELINE NBC’ SPECIAL GATHERS 29 BILL COSBY ACCUSERS
Tonight’s broadcast is timed to coincide with Cosby’s scheduled deposition in the case of a woman who accused him of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15. Cosby has denied drugging and sexually assaulting the women and has never been charged with a crime.
PENNENVIRONMENT SUES ARCELORMITAL OVER MONESSEN COKE PLANT POLLUTION
The environmental group says the plant violated the Clean Air Act by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants more than 200 times since it reopened in April 2014. The steel company acknowledges some pollution problems, but says it’s working with state and environmental regulators to fix them.
COUNTY JAIL WARDEN RESIGNING IN WAKE OF ESCAPE OF INMATE CHARGED WITH MURDER
Armstrong County Warden David Hogue’s resignation is effective Nov. 12. The resignation comes less than two weeks after the district attorney recommended sweeping reforms following the inmate’s July escape. He’s charged with killing a woman while free.
PROSECUTORS EXPECTED TO WRAP UP CASE AGAINST CONTRACTOR IN DEADLY PHILADELPHIA BUILDING COLLAPSE
A heavy equipment operator testified he told contractor Griffin Campbell that workers needed to take down a four-story, unsupported wall by hand. The wall collapsed onto a neighboring thrift shop, killing six people. Campbell is on trial on third-degree murder and other charges.
PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION EXPANDS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FROM FOUR TO SIX CLASSIFICATIONS
The new rules take effect next school year. The PIAA says the move will give more schools and communities a chance to play for championships, which could encourage the schools to be more engaged in sports. Detractors say it will disrupt some rivalries and cause other organizational problems.
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