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September 13, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

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

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS RETURN TO MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY

The school hosted the first-ever night football game, which was called on account of darkness at halftime, in 1892. Tonight, Mansfield will host Princeton for the school's first home game under the lights in more than 120 years.

COMMONWEALTH COURT JUDGE SAYS EASTERN PA CLERK CAN'T JUST IGNORE LAW BANNING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Yesterday's ruling doesn't clarify the legal status of more than 170 couples who have received marriage licenses from Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes.

PIRATES WIN FOURTH IN A ROW, BACK INTO TIE FOR FIRST IN NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

The Pirates, assured of their first winning season since 1992, are now playing meaningful, pennant race games at home in September for the first time since 1997, when they eventually finished behind the Houston Astros — and under .500 — in the division.

FEDERAL GRAND JURY SAYS NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA MAN SENT EMAIL THREATENING TO KILL PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Prosecutors say the Clarks Summit man, 42-year-old Nicholas Savino, sent the email to the White House on Aug. 16, saying Obama is the Antichrist and that he must stand down or be shot dead. Savino couldn't be reached for comment.

SEPTA WARNS OF SERVICE CUTS OVER NEXT DECADE WITHOUT MAJOR FUNDING

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it needs about $6.5 billion over the next 10 years to make critically needed repairs.

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    Victoria Smothers knows what people thought when they heard that a young black male had been shot to death in Moxham last week.

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  • School violence studied

    On a typical day last year, Pennsylvania schools caught 11 students toting weapons similar to ones used to slash 21 students and a security guard at a Pittsburgh-area high school, according to the state Department of Education. An untold number of others likely brought weapons to school but weren’t caught, safety experts say.

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  • egg hunt17 ACRP quietly notes 25th anniversary

    There will be little or no fanfare accompanying Alternative Community Resource Program’s 25th anniversary.
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    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • windber17 Windber students earn top ‘Overchiever’ rank

    Windber Area school’s PSSA scores have been tops in the region for the past several years.
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    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wise, Charles Police charge bank robbery suspect

    A Johnstown man was jailed on $250,000 bond after police said he robbed the West End Branch of AmeriServ Financial. Charles Wise, 48, of Barron Avenue, was charged with two counts of robbery.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Inmate awaits sentencing for assault on guard

    A former inmate faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced for assaulting a corrections officer at State Correctional Institution-Somerset, authorities said.

    April 16, 2014

  • windber pool Pool stays afloat despite troubles

    When a valve broke at the Windber Recreation Park pool last month, its municipal authority caretakers feared that meant the end for the pool’s aged, much-patched liner.
    But the old liner has held up – a stroke of luck that will save Windber Municipal Authority from having to seek a line of credit to cover repairs or risk delaying the pool opening, the authority’s recreation director, C.W. Beckley, said.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Creativity blossoming for spring art show

    The 16th annual Art in Bloom spring art show will brighten the Cambria County Courthouse in Ebensburg from noon to 6 p.m. April 26 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27.

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  • Alcatraz Challenge offers escape from routine

    Greater Johnstown Community YMCA is gearing up for its indoor biathlon, the Alcatraz Challenge.

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