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March 18, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

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

ABORTION DOCTOR’S DEATH PENALTY TRIAL BEGINS TODAY IN PHILADELPHIA

Seventy-two-year-old Dr. Kermit Gosnell is charged in the deaths of a female patient and seven babies allegedly born alive at what prosecutors say was a rogue abortion clinic in West Philadelphia that allegedly performed illegal, late-term abortions and injured countless women through lax medical procedures. The doctor has pleaded not guilty.

MOURNERS BID FAREWELL TO WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE LACROSSE COACH AS INVESTIGATORS PROBE TEAM BUS CRASH THAT KILLED HER

Officials have yet to explain how the bus suddenly left the road Saturday, crashing on the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Harrisburg. Seton Hill lacrosse coach Kristina Quigley and the bus driver died. Several others were hurt.

OFFICIALS SEARCH FOR CAUSE OF FAST-MOVING APARTMENT FIRE THAT KILLED FOUR IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

The fire was reported just before noon Sunday in Emmaus. The building had been a funeral home until the 1960s or 1970s, when it was converted into apartments.

JUDGE SET TO HEAR MOTIONS IN FORMER COACH MIKE MCQUEARY’S DEFAMATION/WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT AGAINST PENN STATE

McQueary claims some university officials tried to wrongly blame him for their alleged failure to act after McQueary reported seeing former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky molest a boy in a campus football shower room.

PITTSBURGH JOINS THREE PHILLY SCHOOLS IN NCAA TOURNEY: LASALLE, VILLANOVA, TEMPLE

Pitt returns to the March Madness tournament after missing out last season for the first time in more than a decade. Meanwhile, LaSalle’s appearance is the first for that school in 21 seasons. Pitt enters the tournament a No. 8 seed, while Villanova and Temple are both ninth-seeded. LaSalle plays Boise State Wednesday night for a chance to become a 13th seed.

 

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