News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDTPosted: Last Edited:
JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in Pennsylvania say a 21-year-old man walking along train tracks was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train. The Westmoreland County coroner's office says it happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday in Jeannette. Reid J. Gadagno, of Manor Borough, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature have wrapped up a budget a week before Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year starts. It's an about-face after three years of protracted partisan fights over spending. Besides that, the budget is perhaps a milestone for overcoming persistent deficits and 2011's cuts to education aid, while lawmakers were animated by the Florida high school shooting in February.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania police officer who fired the shots that killed a teenager fleeing a traffic stop left his previous job with a university police force after prosecutors dropped a case against three men he'd filed charges against. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Officer Michael Rosfeld was working for the University of Pittsburgh police Dec. 9 when he filed charges against three men allegedly involved in a bar fight. After prosecutors withdrew the charges, Rosfeld left the university police.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Officials say a $5,000 reward is being offered for information in the hit-and-run accident that killed a 5-year-old boy in west Philadelphia. Police say Xavier Moy was struck just after 4 p.m. Friday and rushed to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later. The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 on Saturday announced the reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.
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