5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania


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ANOTHER AGENCY INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS THAT PHILLY-AREA LAWMAKERS TOOK CASH

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission is investigating allegations that four state lawmakers were caught in a cash-for-favors sting following complaints filed by citizen activist in March. Attorney General Kathleen Kane inherited the investigation when she took office in 2013 but has declined to press charges, saying the investigation was too flawed and poorly executed to win convictions. However, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has also since empaneled a grand jury to revive the probe.

NAZI WAR CRIMES SUSPECT HOSPITALIZED

Retired Philadelphia toolmaker Johann Breyer has been in federal custody since his arrest last month on charges he worked as a death camp guard. Breyer's attorneys have said the 89-year-old is in frail health.

PENNSYLVANIA BOND RATING DOWNGRADED THIRDS TIME IN TWO YEARS

New York-based credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service dropped Pennsylvania's $11.1 billion of general obligation bonds from Aa2 to Aa3. That leaves Pennsylvania among the six worst states with general obligation debt.

THREE TEENS NOW CHARGED AS ADULTS IN HIGHWAY ROCK-THROWING THAT CRITICALLY INJURED WOMAN IN CAR

State police say the teens drove to an Interstate 80 overpass July 10 to throw rocks. One large rock blasted through a car windshield and hit 52-year-old Uniontown, Ohio, resident Sharon Budd in the face.

POLICE SAY HANYDMEN STRANGLED RETIRED PHILADELPHIA COUPLE

Police say Rufus and Gladys Perry, who had been married more than 40 years, knew one of their alleged assailants and ended up being killed for $120 and a gold necklace.

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