5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:
JURY DELIBERATING FATE OF WOMAN ACCUSED OF ABDUCTING, MOLESTING 5-YEAR-OLD PHILADELPHIA GIRL
Jurors considered the case against 21-year-old Christina Regusters for about five hours yesterday and resume deliberations today. Prosecutors allege that the former day care worker donned Muslim dress and veil to pose as the girl's mother and take her from Bryant Elementary School in January 2013.
NCAA, PATERNOS BOTH CLAIMING VICTORY IN COURT RULING
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday removed three Penn State trustees as well as some university faculty and former Nittany Lions players from a lawsuit by Joe Paterno's estate against the school and the NCAA. But the ruling also means the judge found the Paternos have standing to challenge sanctions the NCAA imposed on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal.
FOUR NEWS ORGANIZATIONS WANT FEDERAL JUDGE TO UNSEAL INFORMATION ON EXECUTION DRUGS
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Guardian U.S. filed an emergency motion to intervene in a long-running federal lawsuit that challenges the state's execution procedures. The newspapers want the information to be public as part of ongoing debate over lethal injection.
PITTSBURGH TO INTRODUCE NEW POLICE CHIEF
Mayor Bill Peduto has scheduled a news conference to introduce 56-year-old Cameron McLay. The former police captain from Madison, Wisconsin, is expected to start work Monday. The city's last full-time chief is in federal prison for setting up an illegal slush fund from which he spent about $32,000 on himself.
GOV. TOM CORBETT BLAMES POLL NUMBERS ON PENSION REFORM, OTHER POLITICALLY DIFFICULT ISSUES
The newest Quinnipiac University poll shows the incumbent Republican trailing Democratic challenger Tom Wolf by 24 points among likely voters.