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June 17, 2014

5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:

STEELER NATION MOURNS CHUCK NOLL

The only National Football League head coach to win four Super Bowls will be laid to rest after his funeral at a Pittsburgh cathedral Tuesday morning.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN PITTSBURGH ON TWO-DAY SWING TO RAISE MONEY FOR DEMOCRATS

The president will visit TechShop, a chain of community-based workshops designed to give entrepreneurs, inventors and creators a chance to design and build their prototypes before flying to  New York City for a gala lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

RUSSIAN-BORN COLLEGE STUDENT SCHEDULED FOR PLEA IN BOMB-MAKING CASE

Federal prosecutors in Johnstown authorities last week filed criminal information against 18-year-old Vladislav Miftakhov after months of negotiations with his federal public defender. The former Penn State-Altoona student is scheduled to plead guilty Aug. 19 to a charge of making bombs without a license in his off-campus apartment.

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT SAYS KINDERGARTNERS FALL UNDER MANDATORY ATTENDANCE LAW EVEN THOUGH KINDERGARTEN ISN’T MANDATORY

The court ruled against a Snyder County woman who was fined because her twin 5-year-old daughters had accumulated several unexcused absences. The court says once parents “opt in” to the public school system by enrolling their children in kindergarten, they are obligated to send their kids to school.

DISABLED VETS WOULD GET DISCOUNTED HUNTING, FISHING LICENSE UNDER BILLS APPROVED BY THE STATE HOUSE

Lawmakers voted 196-0 on Monday to give final House approval to the bills. Senate approval is still required. The legislation would allow any military veteran between 60 percent and 99 percent disabled to receive a resident fishing or hunting license for $2.70, including processing fees. Each license normally costs more than $20.

 

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