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April 23, 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 Tuesday.

HOUSEKEEPER PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING BEN FRANKLIN BUST FROM SUBURBAN PHILLY HOME

The victim claims the bust was worth about $3 million. Forty-seven-year-old Andrea Lawton already faces up to 20 years in federal prison for pleading guilty in December to interstate transportation of stolen property, for taking the bust to Alabama. Now she’s admitted stealing the bust from a home where she once worked in Lower Merion Township.

PHILLY COUPLE ON PROBATION FOR FAITH-HEALING DEATH OF 2-YEAR-OLD SON IN 2009 ARE IN TROUBLE AGAIN

That’s because the infant son of Herbert and Catherine Schaible died last week after the couple failed to seek medical attention for his diarrhea and breathing problems. A judge says that violates their probation in the first case – and it may result in more charges once authorities pinpoint why the second child died.

HAVE GUNS, WILL TRAVEL

Gun rights activists are expected to descend on the state Capitol in Harrisburg today for “Second Amendment Action Day.”

ACTIVISTS WILL BE IN PITTSBURGH, TOO, ALBEIT FOR A DIFFERENT CAUSE

Students and Quakers are set to protest coal mining and mountaintop removal. The groups say PNC bank is the largest remaining financer of the destructive mining practice that removes entire mountaintop to get at coal.

DEFENSE OPENING STATEMENTS SET IN MURDER TRIAL OF PHILADELPHIA ABORTION DOCTOR

Illness delayed the defense’s opening, which had been scheduled Monday in the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who’s accused of killing seven infants born alive and a woman who died from anesthesia she was given.

 

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