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October 20, 2013

In brief: City woman among 5 killed in crash



2 people killed in nightclub shooting

PITTSBURGH – Shots fired inside a Pittsburgh nightclub early Sunday morning killed two people, including a mother of three, and injured several other patrons, authorities said.

The victims were identified as Demetrius Broadnax, 27, of Wilkinsburg, and Jasmine Morris, 21, of Penn Hills, according to the Allegheny County coroner’s office.

Officers were on patrol in the city’s Homewood section around 3 a.m. when they saw several people run out of the Diverse Banquet Hall, police said.

They went inside and found Broadnax and Morris dead at the scene.

Pastors to defy church, perform gay marriage

PHILADELPHIA – About 30 Methodist ministers from eastern Pennsylvania say they’ll jointly officiate the marriage of a same-sex couple, in violation of church doctrine.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the move is intended as an act of solidarity with a pastor facing possible dismissal for presiding at the wedding of his gay son.

The Rev. Frank Schaefer officiated his son’s 2007 wedding in Massachusetts, where gay marriage is legal. He faces a religious trial Nov. 18.

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