- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

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

NEED PROOF THAT POPE FRANCIS VISIT TO PHILADELHIA IS A BIG DEAL? ASK THE SCALPERS

Ads on Craigslist include all sorts of clever ways to sell the tickets which were issued online for free. One advertises rosary beads for $175. If that sounds expensive, make note that it comes with tickets to see the pope.

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STATE HOUSE TO CONSIDER REPUBLICAN-SPONSORED BUDGET STOPGAP BILL

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has threatened to veto the temporary spending plan.

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LEGAL EXPERTS SAY STATE CONSTITUTION MAY BAR KATHLEEN KANE FROM SERVING AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

Kane has repeatedly said she plans to seek a second term next year, despite criminal charges against her and the state Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week to suspend her law license effective next month. But some legal experts say the state constitution requires the attorney general be a member of the state bar.

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JUDGE SAYS HIGH SCHOOL STABBING RAMPAGE SUSPECT MUST MOVE TO JAIL WHEN HE TURNS 18

Alex Hribal is charged as an adult with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School last year. A hearing to determine whether he can be tried as a juvenile concludes in November - but he’ll turn 18 on Oct. 1. A judge says he must move from a juvenile detention center to the county jail at that time.

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PIRATES THREE-PEAT

Pittsburgh’s 13-7 win over the Colorado Rockies Wednesday night guarantees them at least a wild-card playoff game. This marks the third straight year the Pirates will make the playoffs, something done only twice before in franchise history. They also did it from 1970 to 1972 and from 1990 to 1992.

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