News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. ESTPosted: Last Edited:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Eight Republican congressmen from Pennsylvania want a federal court to prevent the use of a court-ordered congressional district map in this year's elections. A federal lawsuit filed Thursday argues the state Supreme Court didn't have the authority to order a new map it put in place on Monday. The plaintiffs argue the state justices didn't give lawmakers enough time to develop a map to replace the one declared unconstitutional last month.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A new court-ordered map of congressional districts in Pennsylvania is spurring more would-be candidates to consider whether and where to run. The Republican candidate in March 13's special election for a vacant U.S. House seat in southwestern Pennsylvania said he might seek a full term in a similar district, even though he doesn't live in it. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said he is considering running and the field for a Montgomery County-based district is getting crowded.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The fourth mini-casino license awarded by Pennsylvania gambling regulators is for a location in south-central Pennsylvania, a region with one full-fledged casino. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the owners of Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia had picked a general location along Interstate 81 in Cumberland County, a short drive from Gettysburg and Shippensburg. Parx Casino bid $8.1 million.
(AP) - A coroner says a piece of metal piping crashed through the windshield of a tractor trailer inside a Pennsylvania Turnpike highway tunnel, killing a New Jersey trucker. The Lehigh County coroner says the electrical conduit hit 70-year-old Howard Sexton, of East Greenwich Township, New Jersey. Officials are trying to determine what caused the conduit to collapse.
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