A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:
PHILADELPHIA CHURCH OFFICIAL'S ATTORNEYS TO ARGUE FOR HIS RELEASE AFTER COURT'S REVERSAL OF CLERGY-ABUSE CONVICTION
Monsignor William Lynn is the first church official convicted over his handling of abuse claims. However, an appeals court has thrown out his case, saying he was tried under a child-endangerment law that didn't apply to him. Lynn is the former secretary for clergy in the Philadelphia archdiocese, a post he held from 1992-2004.
SUPPORTERS GATHER ONE LAST TIME TO HONOR CHRISTMAS CAROL GIRL
Hundreds braved cold and rainy weather Sunday to honor an eastern Pennsylvania girl serenaded by thousands of Christmas carolers just days before she died. Eight-year-old Delaney Brown died of a rare form of leukemia on Christmas, four days after thousands of people granted the West Reading second-grader's wish for a huge holiday singalong.
STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS FLU SEASON IN FULL SWING
Outbreaks are reported in at least half the regions of the state and the department confirms nearly 1,200 cases of influenza between Sept. 29 and Dec. 21. The hardest-hit areas are in western Pennsylvania, led by Allegheny and Blair counties.
HARRISBURG'S NEXT MAYOR IS BAGGING THE BALL
Harrisburg Mayor-elect Eric Papenfuse says holding a fancy event after his Jan. 6 swearing-in sends the wrong message. So instead of an inaugural ball, the Democrat is asking supporters to donate money to help fix up City Hall and the public safety building.
STEELERS WON AND DONE, EAGLES MOVING ON
Pittsburgh is out of the NFL playoffs despite beating Cleveland on Sunday and watching the Ravens and Dolphins both lose. The Steelers needed San Diego to lose, too, to wind up in an AFC Wild Card game, but the Chargers beat the Chiefs in overtime. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles punched their playoff ticket by beating the Dallas Cowboy to win the NFC East.