We swear, if we read one more story about Punxsutawney Phil...
1. Gov. Tom Corbett might have a Senate fight on his hands in filling the seat of state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who resigned after being found guilty of using state resources for her campaign. Democrats, who have enough votes to shoot down the governor's pick, say they're looking for a non-partisan with no ties to the Corbett administration.
2. A bad day for Beaver County Sheriff George David, who stands accused of threatening to cut off a campaign volunteer's hands and eat them. Presumably exaggerating, but who knows? You can't trust these people with two first names.
4. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's television ads pushing for new gun control laws will target Pennsylvania, PoliticsPA reports. How fitting: After all, we are the state that clings to guns and religion.
5. Bill Peduto is in favor of market-driven "performance" parking, Keystone PA reports. Under the proposed system, drivers would pay less to park when there are more on-street spaces available, with the price increasing as spots fill up. One can only hope the city would hire a cattle auctioneer to keep things moving.