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March 3, 2014

5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

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

THAT WASN’T SO BAD

A winter storm once predicted to dump up to a foot of snow across southern Pennsylvania has petered out and was delivering only a fraction of that amount. The snow ended Sunday in western Pennsylvania, and the storm was expected to drop no more than 3 to 6 inches of snow before it ends later Monday in Philadelphia.

PITTSBURGH’S ‘DADDIO OF THE RADIO’ HAS DIED

Disc jockey “Porky” Chedwick, who became a western Pennsylvania institution by promoting black R&B artists in the late 1940s and ‘50s, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 96. He spent more than 60 years as a live-event DJ and on-air personality for WAMO radio.

SOUTHWESTERN PA MAN FACES POSSIBLE DEATH PENALTY IN TODDLER’S BEATING

Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of 29-year-old Patrick Haney Jr. and 30-year-old Heather Forsythe of Point Marion. They’re charged in Fayette County in the September 2011 death of Forsythe’s son, Trenton St. Clair. Prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty if Haney is convicted of first-degree murder.

PHILLY SELLING ASSETS OF PHILADELPHIA GAS WORKS

Mayor Michael Nutter says UIL Holdings Corp. of New Haven, Conn., wants to buy the utility for $1.86 billion. At least $424 million will go into Philadelphia’s pension fund if City Council and state regulators approve the deal.

TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY

Newly signed Philadelphia Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett started Sunday’s exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates beat the Phillies 4-1 as Burnett – who left Pittsburgh as a free agent after last season – surrendered one run in two innings and took the loss.

 

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