A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:

NCAA TO GRADUALLY RESTORE PENN STATE FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIPS BECAUSE OF PROGRESS ON SANDUSKY SCANDAL REFORMS

The NCAA will restore five scholarships next year and eventually allow the school to have a full complement of 85 scholarships by 2016-17. That's a full year before the school would have gotten the scholarships back under sanctions imposed for Penn State's handling of the child-sex abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

DISTURBING CHILD DEATH CASES HIT PHILLY COURTS

One city couple faces a preliminary hearing today in the starvation of their disabled 3-year-old girl, who weighed just 11 pounds when she died after not seeing a doctor in more than a year. Meanwhile, another couple stands trial on charges they abused and starved their 6-year-old son, who had spent half his life in foster care before he was returned to his birth parents.

NEW HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA WEBSITE CHARTS 'EVOLUTION' OF AMERICAN FREEDOM

The "Preserving American Freedom" website features 50 historic documents ranging from an early draft of the Articles of Confederation to a 1970s pamphlet on gay rights.

SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL BOARD LETS SUPERINTENDENT, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR RESIGN OVER RACIST TEXTS

Some parents wanted the Coatesville Area school board to fire the officials, but school board president Neil Campbell says accepting the resignations will spare the district a long legal fight.


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STATE TREASURER ROB MCCORD CONFIRMS RUN FOR DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR

The announcement makes McCord the eighth Democrat running for a chance to oppose Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett next year.