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June 19, 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 Wednesday.

PHILADELPHI CITY COUNCIL OPENS INQUIRY INTO BUILDING COLLAPSE THAT KILLED SIX PEOPLE

Council's first public hearing into the June 5 collapse will be held today. The hearing will focus on inspections and licensing issues related to the building demolition that led to the collapse.

PENNSYLVANIA PENSION REFORM APPEARS TO BE D.O.A. IN STATE SENATE

Gov. Tom Corbett wanted to cut $12 billion from future public employee pension benefits, but the Senate Finance Committee instead will meet today to amend that plan. The Senate option would keep the part of Corbett's plan that shifts future hires into a 401k-style plan, cutting off new entrants into the traditional pension plan.

SINGLE MOM SUING OVER FEE-LADEN DEBIT CARD NEEDED TO ACCESS HER MCDONALD'S WAGES

Natalie Gunshannon, who lives near Wilkes-Barre, says the card includes charges of $1 to check her balance, $1.50 to withdraw cash and $15 to replace a lost card. She never accessed the $200 account, but instead filed a lawsuit last week that has kept her lawyer's phone ringing from low-wage workers across the country.

FORMER PENN STATE PRESIDENT GARY SCHULTZ, EX-ATHLETIC DIRECTOR TIM CURLEY LOSE ANOTHER APPEAL IN PENN STATE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

The Superior Court threw out their request to review whether a grand jury judge had authority to dismiss charges accusing them of covering up complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky acting inappropriately with children.

FRENCH MAN WHO INFILTRATED COCKPIT AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WILL BE DEPORTED

Sixty-one-year-old Philippe Jeannard was sentenced Tuesday to time he's already served in jail since his arrest March 21. Authorities say he used a fraudulent Air France ID card to gain access to the cockpit after he couldn't get a seat upgrade on a Florida-bound flight. He was found sitting in the jump seat behind the pilot.

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