PITTSBURGH (AP) - Governor Tom Corbett and other coal industry supporters will be rallying late this morning in Pittsburgh. The rally comes a day before federal environmental officials open two days of hearings in the city on stricter federal regulations for coal-fired power plants.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania is being sued by the federal government over the physical fitness tests applicants go through for state trooper positions. The Justice Department claims the tests discriminate against women, with much greater percentages of men passing the test than women.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A state appellate court has denied a new trial for a Bethlehem man serving life in prison for the 2011 stabbing and dismemberment of his girlfriend. William Ward pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the murder of Trisha Sadler. The (Easton) Express Times reports Ward argued he didn't understand his plea because of his mental illness.
NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) - A woman from Harrison Township, northeast of Pittsburgh is hospitalized with burns over 25 percent of her body after propane tanks on her mobile home exploded early this morning. The home was destroyed by the blast and fire, with the woman escaping the flames through a window.
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