HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:
JURORS DELIBERATE FOR SECOND DAY IN DOUBLE-MURDER TRIAL OF MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY BURIED VICTIMS IN YARD
Prosecutors allege Hugo Selenski killed a drug-dealing pharmacist and his girlfriend in a plot to rob the pharmacist of tens of thousands of dollars from an illegal prescription drug ring. That happened in 2002, a year before the bodies were found in Selenski’s yard near Wilkes-Barre.
STATE POLICE CORPORAL CHARGED WITH RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT FOR FATAIL TRAINING SHOOTING
Police say Cpl. Richard Schroeter pulled the trigger on his firearm while discussing the weapon’s mechanism during a training session in September. The gunshot killed 26-year-old Trooper David Kedra.
PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE PLANS ANOTHER BILL TO PRIVATIZE STATE LIQUOR STORES
Republicans say the sale could generate $1 billion to help balance the 2015-16 state budget. But Gov. Tom Wolf favors reforming the state store system including expanding Sunday sales and making the stores more convenient the competitive for consumers.
JOE MUSN’T GO …
A Quinnipiac University poll says Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly want Penn State to put back a statue of former football coach Joe Paterno that was removed after Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation conviction.
… AND THE STEELERS SAY BIG BEN MUST STAY
Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert says negotiations have begun on a contract extension to keep two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the team for the rest of his career. Roethlisberger turns 33 next month and is entering the final year of an eight-year contract.