Monday, November 10, 2014
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:
EDUCATION FUNDING ADVOCATES THREATENING ACTION
A group of school districts, parents and others represented by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and the Education Law Center-PA on Monday plan to announce legal action against state officials for failing to meet constitutional requirements in public school funding.
TEEN FIREFIGHTER HAILED AS HERO SAYS HE'D DO SAME THING
Seventeen-year-old Joe Chambers was in Philadelphia on Saturday when he saw sparks flying from the bottom of the police car after a crash in the Gray's Ferry neighborhood. He and a neighborhood resident helped pull 30-year-old Officer Mark Kimsey out through the window and moved him away from the burning vehicle before its engine compartment exploded. Chambers volunteers in nearby Delaware County.
RETIRED MENNONITE PASTOR HOPES HIS DENOMINATION WILL CHANGE TEACHINGS ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
Ninety-six-year-old Chester Wenger of East Lampeter Township says he happily agreed to officiate at his son's June wedding to another man. Wenger's retired ministerial credential was terminated Sept. 10 based on church guidelines stating that "pastors holding credentials in a conference of Mennonite Church USA may not perform a same-sex covenant."
JUDGE ORDERS NCAA TO SURRENDER PENN STATE JERRY SANDUSKY SANCTION EMAILS
A Commonwealth Court judge will review the emails to determine whether they can properly be withheld under attorney-client privilege or other grounds. State officials want the emails as part of a lawsuit over a state law ordering $60 million in fine money collected under the 2012 consent decree to be kept within Pennsylvania to address child abuse.
PHILLY AREA TRANSIT WORKERS RATIFY TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
The deal averts a potential strike that could have halted city subways, buses and trolleys run by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.