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February 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 Monday:

HE SAID, FREEH SAID: JOEPA FAMILY REPORT DISPUTES FINDINGS ABOUT LATE COACH’S ACTIONS DURING JERRY SANDUSKY SCANDAL

The late Penn State coach’s family, in a report issued by former U.S. Attorney General and Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburg, attacks the conclusion by former FBI director Louis Freeh that Paterno hid sex abuse allegations against his longtime assistant coach.

SUSPENDED PA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOAN ORIE MELVIN’S DEFENSE CONTINUES

But the embattled jurist’s attorneys aren’t saying, yet, whether she’ll take the stand to defend herself against allegations that she used state-paid employees to campaign for her.

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S GUN CONTROL ROAD SHOW STOPS IN PHILADELPHIA

Biden will be joined today at Girard College by law enforcement officials and Democrats from Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation as part of President Barack Obama’s push for gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting in December.

PHILLY NAVAL SHIPYARD CELEBRATES 10,000TH EMPLOYEE MILESTONE

The Navy Yard was the nation’s first shipyard – opening in 1776 – but has reinvented itself with 130 businesses and plans for apartments, parks and open spaces since the Navy, itself, left the property 17 years ago.

PITTSBURGH-AREA OFFICER RECOVERING FROM FRIENDLY FIRE

Allegheny County police say a Baldwin borough officer was wounded in the back when another officer fired during a domestic dispute before dawn on Sunday. Police say the wounded officer is doing well.

 

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