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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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