PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say the killings of two men whose bodies were found bound and weighted down in a river were drug-related. Police also say they're investigating a possible gang connection to the two killings and the critical wounding of a third man. Authorities say the dead men had their throats slit and had been tortured.
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's auditor general is warning that Scranton's three municipal pension funds will run out of money to pay benefits in a few years. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says the city could be forced to declare bankruptcy within five years unless officials act immediately. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports the funds remain in crisis even though the city's payment into them nearly tripled between 2008 and 2013.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Governor Tom Corbett's administration says an announcement could be made soon on the Republican's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars to subsidize private health insurance policies. A state Department of Public Welfare official says negotiations with the federal government are in the final stages.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A girl abducted from a Philadelphia kindergarten and sexually assaulted has testified in a hushed courtroom about her 19-hour-ordeal. The now 7-year-old girl says she thought the woman who took her was her mother because of her head-to-toe Muslim dress and veil. Former day care worker Christina Regusters is the only person charged in the case.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.