A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:
PRELIMINARY HEARING SET FOR THREE YOUNG ADULTS IN ALLEGED BEATING OF GAY COUPLE IN PHILADELPHIA
Police accuse the suspects of setting upon the alleged victims because of their sexual orientation. But defense attorney say the incident was a fistfight that got out of hand, not gay-bashing. Tuesday's hearing will determine if the suspects must stand trial.
PSYCH HOSPITAL REFUSES TO TREAT TEEN AWAITING TRIAL IN SCHOOL STABBING RAMPAGE
Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck says Southwood Psychiatric Hospital in Upper St. Clair determined over the weekend that they had security and other concerns about treating Alex Hribal (RY'-bal) of Murrysville. A county judge on Friday had ordered that Hribal be moved from a juvenile detention center to a secure mental health facility.
PITTSBURGH FOUNDATIONS RESCUE BLACK ARTS CENTER FROM SHERIFF'S SALE
The $8.45 million deal came as a trial was getting underway over the future of the debt-strapped August Wilson Center on Monday. The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority and several area foundations combined to bid on the property. A New York developer had bid $9.5 million for a 10-story hotel project that would share space and revenue-generating efforts with the center.
PENNSYLVANIA CHIEF JUSTICE RONALD CASTILLE SAYS JUDGES COULD HAVE CONFLICT OF INTEREST IF THEY SHARED PORNOGRAPHIC EMAILS WITH STATE ATTORNEYS
The justice's comments come as Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office reports that at least three dozen current and former state employees sent or received pornographic material in hundreds of office emails from 2008 to 2012.
TWO OF REMAINING SIX PAY-FOR-PLAY DEFENDANTS COULD ENTER CHARGE-DROPPING DEALS
A Dauphin County judge has scheduled hearings Tuesday to determine whether Dennis Miller and Jeffrey Suzenski can enter a pretrial diversion program in the Pennsylvania Turnpike scandal. If so, the pair would have the charges against them dismissed if they complete a probation term without incident.
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