5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER DIES AFTER COLLAPSING AT HEAT-ACCLIMATION WORKOUT
An autopsy was planned on the body of 16-year-old Noah Cornuet, a sophomore at Burrell High School in Lower Burrell. The boy had reportedly just finished sprinting and collapsed as he was walking off the field about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Paramedics who attended practice immediately attended to the boy who died at a hospital about an hour later.
MOTHER, GRANDPARENTS DUE IN COURT ON CHARGES THEY STARVED, ABUSED 7-YEAR-OLD WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BOY
A preliminary hearing scheduled in Mercer County on Thursday will determine whether the boy's mother, 28-year-old Mary C. Rader, and grandparents, 58-year-old Dennis Beighley and his 47-year-old wife, Deana, will stand trial on charges including assault, child endangerment and conspiracy.
FORMER PHILADELPHIA TRAFFIC COURT JUDGE GETS PRISON FOR FRAUD, TAX EVASION
Robert Mulgrew will spend 2½ years in federal prison in a scheme to steal tens of thousands of dollars in state grant money from a nonprofit group. The judge pocketed the money or gave it to relatives and political friends instead of using it to fix up a city park.
GOV. TOM CORBETT ADVANCING $265 MILLION TO FUND PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS
But the schools' superintendent says that may not be enough to ensure that classes start on time in the cash-strapped district. Corbett favors a law allowing Philadelphia to tax cigarettes at $2-per-pack to close an $81 million budget deficit, but, so far, Republican lawmakers have balked at passing it.
STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FAULTS CHEVRON IN FATAL GAS WELL BLAST, FIRE
Chevron says it's still reviewing reports which say a contract worker with no oil field experience worked on the well, contrary to company policy, and that the February fire "may have been caused by human error," allowing high-pressure methane gas to escape.