5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

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

INVESTIGATORS SEEK MOTIVE IN SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL SHOOTING

Delaware County authorities say a psychiatric patient, Richard Plotts, fatally shot a caseworker who accompanied him to an appointment with a psychiatrist at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital on Thursday. The doctor pulled his own gun and was able to wound and help subdue the suspect.

FATHER CHARGED IN TODDLERS' FALLING DRESSER DEATHS

Beaver County authorities say 28-year-old David Beatty's daughters might have lived had he immediately responded after hearing the heavy furniture fall on the girls, who were 2 and 3 years old. Instead, investigators say, Beatty waited 10 to 15 minutes to check on them. Autopsies determined that the weight of the dresser prevented the girls from breathing.

PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION GIVES RIDE-SHARING FIRMS AN UBER 'LYFT'

Uber and Lyft are based in San Francisco but have been operating in the Pittsburgh area since early this year. The companies use smartphone apps to dispatch drivers who use their own personal vehicles to give people rides. The PUC had opposed the services but now says they can operate temporarily while they seek permanent licenses.

GOV. TOM CORBETT CHANGES PLAN TO USE FEDERAL MEDICAID EXPANSION MONEY

Public Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth says the state won't kill the Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities. Cutting the program had been part of the governor's plan to use federal Medicaid expansion dollars to extend private health insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults.

HIGH SCHOOL BAND WON'T BE PLAYING 'SUGGESTIVE' SONGS

The East Lancaster County School Board banned the songs by Bruno Mars and Fall Out Boy even though the words wouldn't be sung. As a result, Garden Spot High School's marching band won't be playing "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Thnks fr th Mmrs."

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