HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:
BAND OF BROTHERS LOSES ANOTHER
Edward J. "Babe" Heffron, whose World War II service as a member of the Army's famed Easy Company was recounted in the book and TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died at age 90. The Philadelphia native died Sunday at a New Jersey hospital.
$3.5 MILLION IS A LOT OF MONEY FOR DOING NOTHING WRONG
But that's how much AT&T is paying to settle a lawsuit filed by a former western Pennsylvania employee who claimed the telecommunications giant improperly billed the government for services to help deaf callers. AT&T denies wrongdoing, despite the settlement, in which the whistle-blowing employee gets $525,000.
PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION SAYS NATURAL GAS RATES ARE LOWEST IN A DECADE HEADING INTO DECEMBER
Gas prices for six out of the 10 largest regulated utilities are at their lowest December price since 2003. Those utilities include Columbia Gas, National Fuel Gas, Peco, People's, Philadelphia Gas Works and UGI Penn. Utilities credit the huge volume of gas being produced from the Marcellus Shale formation.