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December 7, 2012

5 Things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

PHILADELPHIA — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:

1. $109 MILLION ELECTROCUTION VERDICT LARGEST EVER HANDED DOWN IN ALLEGEHNY COUNTY

A jury says West Penn Power is responsible for the June 2009 death of Carrie Goretzka. The 39-year-old western Pennsylvania woman was burned by a power line that failed and fell in her yard, suffering for 25 minutes in front of her two young daughters and mother-in-law.

2. QUARTERBACK BEN ROETHLISBERGER WILL START SUNDAY WHEN STEELERS PLAY HOST TO SAN DIEGO

But to make sure his injured shoulder and dislocated rib are safe, the star will wear a custom-fit rib/chest compression shirt and a layer of bullet-proof Kevlar-lined composite in his shoulder pads.

3. RETIRED STEELMAKER FIGHTING DEPORTATION FOR BEING A NAZI DEATH CAMP GUARD

Eighty-eight-year-old Anton Geiser has appealed a federal judge’s 2010 deportation order to the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Va. Geiser acknowledges being a Nazi SS as a guard at two concentration camps, but says he served involuntarily.

4. ANOTHER BUSH WILL SUCCEED FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

In 2000, George W. Bush was elected president after Clinton served two terms. Now his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will head the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, an office Clinton held the last four years.

5. PHILLY MOB TURNCOAT ‘CRAZY PHIL’ LEONETTI TELLS THE AP HE LEFT WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM BECAUSE HE’S SAFER ‘TAKING CARE OF MYSELF’

Leonetti, who lives under an assumed name and is marred to the mistress of a man he killed, spoke to The Associated Press to publicize his memoir as a hit man for 1980s boss Nicky Scarfo. “Mafia Prince” will be in book stores just in time for Christmas.

 

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