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December 6, 2012

5 things to know in Pennsylvania

Here is your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:

1. PENN STATE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL TO DRAG ON IN THE COURTS

A hearing scheduled for next week and a trial set for next month for former Penn State administrators Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz have been delayed indefinitely by unresolved legal issues.

2. AND THE FORMER ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH AT CENTER OF SCANDAL IS UNDERTAKING A NEW LEGAL BATTLE

Jerry Sandusky's attorney is appealing the decision by the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System to revoke his $59,000 annual pension after his child-sex conviction.

3. THEY CAN'T WAIT TO RUN AGAINST GOV. TOM CORBETT IN 2014

Republican Bruce Castor opposed Corbett when he was elected attorney general in 2004 and now the Montgomery County commissioner says he may run against Corbett in the gubernatorial primary. Just last week, the former head of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, John Hanger, said he'll be seeking the Democratic nomination.

4. NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA EXPECTED TO NAME NEW CHAIRMAN TODAY

That person will succeed former President Bill Clinton as overseer of the nation's only nonprofit and politically neutral institution that focuses on the nation's central document.

5. SUBURBAN PHILLY PRISON GUARD IN CUSTODY FOR ALLEGEDLY SHOOTING WIFE

Police say a Delaware County corrections officer walked into the Tinicum Township police station morning and asked to be put in handcuffs then confessed to shooting the woman while still wearing his blood-stained clothes.

 

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