The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 1, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news


Associated Press

— Your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday.

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN: PIRATES OPENING AT HOME, PHILLIES BEGIN NEW SEASON IN ATLANTA

The Pittsburgh Pirates will begin their quest to avoid a 21st consecutive losing season by hosting the Chicago Cubs, who lost 101 games last year. The Philadelphia Phillies open their 2013 season against the Braves.

CROSBY SIDELINED AGAIN FOR PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

The streaking Penguins have won 15 in a row, but how long that’ll continue now that superstar Sidney Crosby is sidelined with a broken jaw is anybody’s guess. Then again, the Penguins have gotten used to playing without Crosby, who missed most of the two previous seasons with concussion problems. He was hit in the mouth by a Brooks Orpik shot in Saturday’s win over the New York Islanders.

THIRD FAMILY MEMBER TO STAND TRIAL IN THEFTS, SLAYING OF ELDERLY SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN

Jury selection is set Monday for 37-year-old David James McClelland, whose father has already pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing their neighbor, 92-year-old Evelyn Stepko, at her Coal Center home in July 2011. McClelland’s stepmother was convicted of conspiracy to commit homicide and other charges at a trial last month. Washington County prosecutors say Stepko was killed after McClelland’s father stole $215,000 the widow had stashed, which his wife and son helped him spend.

JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS, MORE LAWYERS SOONER

Drexel University in Philadelphia is creating a two-year degree program designed to help new attorneys get into the workforce sooner and start making money.

GEORGE WASHINGTON KINDA, SORTA SLEPT HERE, TOO

A large canvas tent that served as George Washington’s home and command center during the Revolutionary War is being duplicated down to the finest stitch for Philadelphia’s planned Museum of the American Revolution.

 

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