WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden, a Scranton native, returns to northeastern Pennsylvania a sixth time since taking office. Biden plans to attend the 100th anniversary celebration of the Greater Pittston Area Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. The event is March 17.
YORK, Pa. (AP) - Several western Pennsylvania politicians have endorsed Democrat Tom Wolf for governor. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle are among those from the region who pledged support yesterday for Wolf. He has never run for office, and is one of seven Democrats seeking the party's nomination.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The group that oversees Pennsylvania's state-owned universities might scrap a plan to institute a uniform weapons policy at all 14 campuses. Instead, the State System of Higher Education might allow each school to set its own weapons policies. A January vote on the original proposal was postponed for more study.
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Alvin Clemens, a longtime member of the Penn State University Board of Trustees has resigned, saying he regrets his vote to fire Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno was fired days after the arrest of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky is in prison for child sex abuse convictions. Paterno has since died.
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