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October 14, 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 Monday:

DOZENS PROTEST ‘SHUTDOWN’ BY RUNNING THROUGH VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Several running groups helped organize what some called a “Patriot Run” yesterday. Some participants received $100 tickets for parking in the park while it was closed.

AP REPORT: JUDGES HAVE OVERTURNED THREE MURDER CONVICTIONS, ONE DEATH SENTENCE IN PHILADELPHIA IN THE PAST YEAR

As a result, Innocence Project lawyers want Philadelphia prosecutors to launch an internal review of challenged cases from an earlier era. But the prosecutors say that’s not their job.

INVESTIGATORS LOOKING FOR CAUSE OF EXPLOSION THAT LEVELED HOME NEAR PITTSBURGH ON SATURDAY

The owner of the Moon Township home remains hospitalized in serious condition, while police have charged a neighbor with possessing marijuana plants that were found when authorities surveyed the area for other damage.

XEROX CORP. SAYS GLITCH THAT IDLED FOOD STAMP DEBIT CARD SYSTEM HAS BEEN FIXED

The outage kept welfare recipients in Pennsylvania and 16 other states from using their cards until the electronic benefit transfer, or EBT system, was fixed Saturday.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS CELEBRATE FRANCHISE’S 600TH VICTORY – AND FIRST THIS SEASON

The Steelers were off to their worst start since 1968 before beating the New York Jets 19-6 on Sunday thanks in part to a couple of Geno Smith interceptions inside the red zone.

 

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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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  • 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.

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  • Creativity blossoming for spring art show

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