A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:
LONG-DELAYED BACKYARD BURIAL TRIAL EXPECTED TO BEGIN
Nearly 12 years after the bodies of a pharmacist and his girlfriend were dug up from Hugo Selenski’s backyard, the career criminal’s oft-delayed trial is supposed to get underway as attorneys begin picking a jury in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.
MISBEHAVING MENTALLY ILL INMATES WILL NO LONGER GET SOLITARY IN STATE PRISONS
The settlement between the Corrections Department and the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, which sued the state in federal court in March 2013, potentially affects about 4,000 prisoners who are considered seriously mentally ill.
QUESTIONS REMAIN AFTER MARSHAL’S-LED TASK FORCE FATALLY SHOOTS PITTSBURGH CHILD-RAPE SUSPECT
Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay says the officers fired when 47-year-old Leslie Sapp III confronted them with a BB-pistol at his home Tuesday morning. But police still aren’t saying how many officers were involved or which law enforcement agencies they worked for – let alone how many shots were fired.
NEW SPEAKER, NEW CHIEF JUSTICE JOIN NEW LAWMAKERS AT SWEARING IN
Republican state Rep. Mike Turzai is the new House Speaker and Chief Justice Thomas Saylor now heads the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
PHILADELPHIA MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER FORMS OVERSIGHT BOARD TO GUIDE REGULATIONS IN WAKE OF FATAL BUILDING COLLAPSE
The city plans to require background investigations for demolition companies, create new demolition site safety positions and have building inspectors visit potentially unsafe sites a building collapsed during demolition last year, killing six people at a neighboring Salvation Army store.