GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) - A top Republican in the state House says he'll retire and won't seek a new term next year. Mercer County Representative Dick Stevenson has held his seat since 2001 and been House Republicans' caucus administrator in recent years.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Former state Senator Raphael Musto won't be on hand in federal court as he's arraigned on amended corruption charges, with his attorneys saying he's too ill. The Pittston Democrat is set to face trial next month, although his lawyers are seeking to have it delayed, again citing his poor health.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Allegheny County judge has ordered a new jury for the trial of three men accused of the drug-robbery slaying of college student Jordan Coyner. The move was forced when one juror fainted yesterday after seeing a bloody crime scene photo and another recalled knowing one defendant's relative.
PORT MATILDA, Pa. (AP) - Port Matilda's race for mayor remains up in the air in a battle of write-in hopefuls. Three people ran write-in efforts after incumbent Robert Wiser dropped out of the race. WJAC-TV reports Bobbi Jo Hamer leads by a single vote but a judge is having to decide whether to count 20 ballots that used stickers listing candidates' names.
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