Monday, March 23
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday.
LAWMAKER INVOLVED IN PENN STATE SCANDAL SETTLEMENT TO ADDRESS PENNSYLVANIA PRESS CLUB
Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman pushed through legislation to keep a $60 million fine paid by the university after the Jerry Sandusky scandal from being sent out of state. Instead, the money is being spent on child abuse efforts by Pennsylvania and the university.
PHILADELPHIA ARCHDIOCESE PLANS TO DEMOLISH 19TH CENTURY CHURCH
Neighbors and parishioners have been trying to save St. Laurentius church. But the diocese says it could cost too much — nearly $3.5 million — to repair and restore it.
RETIRED MATH TEACHER WANTS SLINKY TO BE PENNSYLVANIA'S OFFICIAL STATE TOY
The springy toy which "walks" down stairs is being lauded by retired math teacher Bob Swaim. The toys, first made in Philadelphia and now in Hollidaysburg in central Pennsylvania, were born in 1945.
CHAKA FATTAH JR. CALLS BANK FRAUD INVESTIGATION COLLATERAL DAMAGE FROM PROBE OF LAWMAKER FATHER
The FBI believes Chaka Fattah Jr. misspent loans and some of the nearly $1 million in federal education funds he snagged — despite never finishing college. They say he lived in a $600,000 condo and spent the money on cars for himself and his girlfriend and racking up $33,000 in casino gambling debts.
PITT HOPING TO ADVANCE TO WOMEN'S SWEET 16
The Panthers upset Tennessee-Chattanooga on Saturday and play the second-seeded Tennessee Lady Vols Monday night for a chance to advance in the tournament.