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July 26, 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 Friday.

PITT RESEARCHER ARRESTED ON CHARGE HE POISONED NEUROLOGIST WIFE

Sixty-four-year-old Dr. Robert Ferrante was arrested Thursday evening in West Virginia. Prosecutors say he left Florida once he knew Pittsburgh police were coming to arrest him, but Ferrante’s attorney says he was merely driving back to Pennsylvania to surrender. Either way, Ferrante must now be extradited to face a charge of using cyanide to kill Dr. Autumn Klein in April.

EAGLES OPEN TRAINING CAMP, STEELERS NEXT

All 90 Philadelphia Eagles players reported for camp yesterday. Their first practice is today. Pittsburgh Steelers must report to St. Vincent College near Latrobe by this evening for a camp that begins tomorrow.

STATE STATISTICIAN SAYS EXPERT WHO CRITICIZED PENNSYLVANIA VOTER ID LAW MAY HAVE COUNTED DEAD PEOPLE WHEN HE ESTIMATED HOW MANY MIGHT BE DISENFRANCHISED

Then again, that’s why the law being scrutinized in Commonwealth Court was passed: to ensure the identities of dead people and others not properly registered to vote aren’t used to cast ballots.

FEDERAL JURY DELIBERATING RELIGIOUS RETALIATION CLAIM OF ‘MUSIC’ CHURCH

The Church of Universal Love and Music says the jam band concerts it held in southwestern Pennsylvania were religious services and that a 2009 drug raid was a move by Fayette County officials to retaliate against their beliefs. County officials say the raid was simply in response to reports of rampant drug use at the church’s concerts.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER USES PHILADELPHIA SPEECH AS SPRINGBOARD IN VOTING RIGHTS ACT BACKLASH

The Obama administration is singling out Texas for legal action and promising broader efforts after last month’s Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act as being obsolete and no longer necessary to ensure voter equality.

 

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    Drive-in movie theaters and the term “state of the art” seldom share the same sentence.
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