The trial judge admonished jurors last week that they must deliberate and they took an oath, after he received a note from the jury foreman.
Two defendants pleaded guilty yesterday, and two more pleas are expected today in the Ironworkers federal racketeering case. A business agent and union worker have admitted to crimes including arson and attempted arson.
Sources tell KYW Newsradio that an agreement would advance $3.2 million to the school district. That would be enough to subsidize the district through the middle of February.