Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:
1. JERRY SANDUSKY'S 'PEP TALK' LATEST TWIST IN LANDMARK CASE
But the former Penn State assistant football coach's rambling statement denying that he ever molested boys failed to keep a judge from sentencing him to what amounts to a virtual life sentence for the 68-year-old man.
2. JUDGE TO DETERMINE IF PHILLY WOMAN TO STAND TRIAL IN BUTTOCKS INJECTION DEATH
Prosecutors say Padge Windslowe, who calls herself the "Black Madam," killed the tourist from London with illegal silicone injections meant to enlarge the woman's buttocks.
3. TEEN CHARGED WITH SUCKER PUNCH OF TEACHER CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO
Pittsburgh police say a 15-year-old boy from another city school is charged with punching a teacher from the city's Creative and Performing Arts school last week. The after-school attack happened in an alley.
4. LIBERTARIANS STILL IN COURT OVER BALLOT BATTLE
A Commonwealth Court judge has yet to decide whether Libertarian Party candidates will remain on the Pennsylvania ballot for the Nov. 6 general election. A challenge by Republicans is continuing at a hearing today.
5. PITTSBURGH-AREA MEDIA WON'T GET TO OBSERVE VOTER ID PROCESS ON ELECTION DAY
A federal judge has dismissed the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's lawsuit seeking access to Allegheny County polling places so news reporters, photographers and video operators could monitor the voter sign-in process - but not the act of voting itself.