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March 29, 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.

HARRISBURG MAYOR SAYS ‘SCUMBAG’ COMMENT TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT

Mayor Linda Thompson says she wasn’t demeaning a rural, neighboring county when she spoke hypothetically about “some scumbag” from Perry County in discussing problems the city has with out-of-towners dumping bulky trashed items in the state’s capital. Thompson says the remark was one of several hypothetical scenarios – apparently meaning she didn’t mean to blame any specific scumbags for the problem.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS WIN 14TH IN A ROW, AND BIG STAR JAROME IGINLA HASN’T EVEN ARRIVED IN TRADE FROM CALGARY

The Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 last night and the trade for Iginla – the National Hockey League’s fifth active leading scorer – has made Pittsburgh the odds-on favorites to win the Stanley Cup.

FORMER TROOPER KILLS SELF AFTER SHOOTING ESTRANGED WIFE INSIDE CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SUPERMARKET

Investigators say Mark Miscavish retired in 2011 after 15 years as a trooper. Thursday’s shooting came days after his wife, Traci, filed for divorce and about two months after he was accused of beating her.

PENN STATE FOOTBALL RECRUIT CHARGED WITH PASSING FUNNY MONEY AT HARRISBURG-AREA FAST FOOD JOINT

Zayd Issah just graduated from Central Dauphin High School. The 18-year-old linebacker faces a preliminary hearing May 9 on charges he tried to use fake $20 bills to buy food at a McDonald’s drive-thru earlier this month.

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT TO JUDGE WHETHER 70 IS TOO OLD FOR JUDGES TO KEEP JUDGING

The state’s high court says it will fast-track hearing a challenge by Montgomery County Judge Arthur Tilson of the mandatory retirement age spelled out in the state’s constitution.

 

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