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January 6, 2014

5 things to know today in Pennsylvania news

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

BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE

Temperatures are expected to fall below zero and stay there for more than a day as cold air from an arctic vortex moves across Pennsylvania. Wind chills could reach 40 degrees below zero or more before things start to warm up slightly on Wednesday.

FEDERAL SENTENCING HEARING BEGINS THIS WEEK FOR 'JIHAD JANE'

50-year-old Colleen LaRose of Pennsburg already has been convicted of plotting to kill a Swedish artist over a cartoon that offended some Muslims. What a federal judge in Philadelphia must decide is whether she presented a real threat to the U.S. or was easy prey for extremists seeking followers with U.S. passports.

STATE POLICE SAY MAINE MAN WAS VICTIM OF ROAD RAGE AS HE DROVE INTO PENNSYLVANIA FROM MARYLAND

The FBI has joined the investigation into the death of 28-year-old Timothy Davison, who called 911 to report that a pickup truck was chasing him on Interstate 81 early Saturday. State police say Davison reported the driver of another vehicle or its passenger shot at him. Police believe the pickup rammed Davison's car into a grassy median before Davison was fatally shot.

LAWYERS FOR FORMER STATE SENATOR SAY HE'S GETTING TOO OLD, FRAIL FOR THIS STUFF

Former Sen. Raphael Musto's legal team will be in court to argue their 84-year-old client is too frail to withstand the rigors of a trial on federal corruption charges, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 13.

JERRY SANDUSKY FIGHTING TO HAVE PENN STATE PENSION REINSTATED

The former assistant football coach's attorneys will go before a hearing examiner in Harrisburg this week, more than a year after the state pension agency revoked Sandusky's retirement benefits because of his child molestation conviction.

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