News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press - abc27 WHTM

News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Both third-party candidates who hoped to compete in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race have given up - leaving Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf to compete one-on-one. Green Party nominee Paul Glover and the Libertarian Party's Ken Krawchuk said they could not gather the signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A judge has dismissed charges against a priest accused of plying a 13-year-old girl with alcohol and touching her inappropriately in 1998. The Lackawanna County judge dismissed charges against the Rev. Philip Altavilla, saying the statute of limitations had expired. The defense had questioned whether the touching amounted to indecent contact.

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - The deaths of a man and woman found shot in a northwestern Pennsylvania apartment as her two daughters were sleeping in another room have been ruled a murder-suicide. The coroner says 62-year-old John Lorenzo shot 45-year-old Mary Page to death in their Erie apartment and then turned the weapon on himself.

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a plan to rob a drug stash house in New Jersey. A federal judge imposed sentence on Ralph Dennis Friday in Camden, New Jersey. Dennis and another man were convicted of robbery conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The other man, also from Philadelphia, awaits sentencing.

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