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April 11, 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 Thursday.

PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA TO MARK HISTORIC 1973 VISIT TO CHINA

The orchestra will visit five Chinese cities between May 29 and June 10 in a trip that commemorates the 40th anniversary visit to what was then a country largely closed to westerners. The centerpiece of the trip will be a June 6 performance in Beijing when the orchestra will perform with the China National Symphony Orchestra.

PITTSBURGH ZOO CLOSING WILD DOGS EXHIBIT WHERE 2-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS FATALLY MAULED IN NOVEMBER

The zoo has already given four of the African painted dogs to other zoos, and plans to move six remaining dogs to other zoos by the fall. The wild dog exhibit area might once again be used to house cheetahs, which it did until the early 1990s.

NO CHILL IN THE AIR AS NCAA’S FROZEN FOUR FACE OFF IN PITTSBURGH

Temperatures will be in the 70s outside the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh where Lowell, Yale, Quinnipiac and St. Cloud State will face off in semi-final games today. The winners play Saturday night to crown college hockey’s national champion.

2 HELICOPTER PILOTS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN WERE MEMBERS OF PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD

The guard says 27-year-old Jarett Yoder, 27, of Mohnton, and 34-year-old Matthew Ruffner, 34, of Harrisburg, were both chief warrant officers hailing from a Guard unit at Fort Indiantown Gap in central Pennsylvania. Their Apache helicopter crashed Tuesday.

VIEWING, PUBLIC MEMORIAL SET FOR PHILADELPHIA FIREFIGHER KILLED IN WEEKEND BLAZE

Firefighters, friends, family and community members are set to pay their final respects today to 53-year-old Capt. Michael Goodwin, who plunged from the roof of a three-story building on Saturday.

 

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