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February 3, 2014

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:

FOR ONE DAY, AT LEAST, PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL APPEARS TO BE CORRECT

The rodent on Sunday “predicted” six more weeks of winter, and that’s what’s hitting the Philadelphia region and most of the western part of the state. Forecasters are calling for as much as 8 or 9 inches of snow in most of central and eastern Pennsylvania. Western Pennsylvania is supposed to receive only light snow.

PENNSYLVANIA BARS APPLYING FOR SMALL GAMES OF CHANCE LICENSES

The Liquor Control Board is accepting license applications from bars that want to offer pull-tab games, daily drawings and other forms of gambling approved.

‘KIDS FOR CASH’ DETAILS ABUSES BY CORRUPT NORTHEASTERN PA. JUDGES

The documentary premieres Wednesday before opening in theaters nationwide. The film chronicles two former judges imprisoned for taking $2.6 million from companies looking to build and fill a youth detention center for Luzerne County. Children as young as 10 were handcuffed and shackled without so much as a chance to say goodbye to their families.

POLICE DOG’S FUNERAL TO BE OPEN TO PUBLIC

Friday’s funeral for Pittsburgh police dog Rocco will be held at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall. The dog died of stab wounds suffered while helping his human handler arrest a fugitive last week.

PHILADELPHIA EXPECTED TO BE ON LIST OF COLD-WEATHER CITIES LIKELY TO BID FOR FUTURE SUPER BOWLS

Now that the first New York/New Jersey Super Bowl was a success for everyone except the Denver Broncos and their fans, NFL owners in other cold-weather cities are sure to be lining up to try to bring the Big Game to their stadiums. The next four Super Bowls are set for warm-weather cities or those with domed stadiums.

 

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