A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:
STATE HEALTH SECRETARY URGES JUDGE TO REJECT GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT
The brief says same-sex marriage "is not deeply rooted in our nation's history" and "cannot be considered a fundamental right." Attorneys for the couples claim the state's same-sex marriage ban is motivated by "animus" against homosexuals and is unconstitutional.
PITTSBURGH POLICE SAY MAN QUESTIONED, RELEASED IN SISTERS' SLAYING
The man hasn't been charged but lives next door to the former home of 44-year-old Susan Wolfe and her sister, 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe. They were found shot in the head on Feb. 7. Their sister is Mary Wolfe, a Democratic state representative from Clinton, Iowa.
PHILLY SPORTS BAR WILL PAY $8.5 MILLIONTO COMPENSATE BARTENDERS, SERVERS
The U.S. Department of Labor says the owners of Chickie's and Pete's agreed to repay $6.8 million in back wages and damages to more than 1,100 current or former workers who weren't paid a legal minimum wage and had some of their tips confiscated. The restaurant also is spending $1.7 million to settle private unfair pay lawsuits with about 90 other employees.
GOVERNOR'S RACE MORE CROWDED WITH THIRD-PARTY CANDIDATES AND ANOTHER DEMOCRAT
Ken Krawchuk, who's run for governor twice before, plans to run as the Libertarian Party candidate. Paul Glover, a community economic development consultant in Philadelphia, plans to be the Green Party's candidate. Jack Wagner, the former auditor general, ended months of speculation when he became the eighth Democrat to enter the race.
OFT-OVERLOOKED LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S RACE MIGHT GET A SECOND LOOK THIS YEAR
That's because Jay Paterno, son of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, tells The Associated Press he's seeking the Democratic Party's nomination.