A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:
GOV. TOM CORBETT MAKES MEDICAL USE EXCEPTION FOR MARIJUANA EXTRACT TO TREAT SEIZURES IN CHILDREN
Corbett had been under pressure from state senators and parents who believe the oil extract, called cannabidiol, can save the lives of their seizure-wracked children. Corbett, a former prosecutor who opposed all forms of medical marijuana, says he's trying to balance the parents' concerns with the demands of federal drug laws.
EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE TO RESENTENCE TEEN GANG KILLER
The state Supreme Court ordered a resentencing hearing for Qu'eed Batts, now 22, following a 2012 ruling by the nation's highest court that banned mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles. Batts was 14 when he killed another teenager. Northampton County Judge Michael Koury heard arguments Thursday and will re-sentence Batts on Friday.
JURY REJECTS RAPPER'S CIVIL RIGHTS CLAIMS — BUT BLAMES BOTH HIM AND PHILLY POLICE IN NOTE EXPLAINING THEIR VERDICT
Robert Williams, who uses the stage name Meek Mill, sued Philadelphia police, alleging a traffic stop and 10-hour detention in 2012 that resulted in no criminal charges was racially motivated. The jury rejected that claim, but said in the note, "We feel strongly both the plaintiff and defendant were in the wrong and made mistakes."
CORBETT TO RUN ALONE
The state Supreme Court struck conservative activist Bob Guzzardi from the May 20 Republican primary ballot. The high court voted 5-2 to reverse a Commonwealth Court ruling, finding Guzzardi's failure to file his statement of financial interests on time with the State Ethics Commission doomed his candidacy.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS OPEN SECOND-ROUND NHL PLAYOFF SERIES AGAINST THE NEW YORK RANGERS
City officials have planned a downtown rally to support the team Friday afternoon, hours before the first game begins at the Consol Energy Center.