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May 7, 2013

5 things to know in Pennsylvania news

Here is a look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania today.

FORMER PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOAN ORIE MELVIN, SISTER FACE SENTENCING ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

The 57-year-old Melvin has resigned her seat. Allegheny County prosecutors want her to receive a prison sentence similar to that being served by her sister, former state Sen. Jane Orie, who was convicted last year of using her own state-paid staff to illegally work on her campaigns. Melvin's former aide and sister, Janine Orie, also faces sentencing today.

JURORS SET TO BEGIN FIFTH DAY OF DELIBERATIONS AGAINST PHILADELPHIA ABORTION PROVIDER KERMIT GOSNELL

The jury yesterday reviewed laws addressing murder and manslaughter in the case of Gosnell, who is charged with using scissors to kill four babies allegedly born alive.

PITTSBURGH HALF MARATHON RUNNER DIED OF ABNORMAL CORONARY ARTERY SYSTEM

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says an autopsy on the body of 23-year-old Kyle Johnson of Pittsburgh revealed the abnormality in the system that supplies oxygen to the muscles of the heart. Johnson collapsed at the 12-mile mark of Sunday's race and was later pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy hospital.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES' $20 MILLION DOLLAR MAN ON DISABLED LIST

Two -time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay has inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He's just 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA in seven starts this season.

TRANSGENDER STUDENT IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CAN WEAR BOY'S GOWN TO GRADUATION NEXT MONTH

But the student, who uses the name Issak Wolfe, will be introduced by his birth name — Sierra Stambaugh — at the Red Lion School District's ceremony.

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  • 140407_GT_OUT_Forster_1.jpg Revolutionary War flag could fetch millions at auction

    An iconic piece of history from the Revolutionary War is up for auction through Doyle New York, an auction and appraising company in New York City.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • E-Cigarettes target youth with festivals, lawmakers say

    The findings, in a survey released Monday by members of Congress, should prod U.S. regulators to curb the industry, the lawmakers said. While e-cigarettes currently are unregulated, the Food and Drug Administration is working on a plan that would extend its tobacco oversight to the products.

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  • Boston doctors can now prescribe you a bike

    The City of Boston this week is rolling out a new program that's whimsically known as "Prescribe-a-Bike." Part medicine, part welfare, the initiative allows doctors at Boston Medical Center to write "prescriptions" for low-income patients to get yearlong memberships to Hubway, the city's bike-share system, for only $5.

    April 16, 2014

  • treadmill-very-fast.jpg Tax deduction for a gym membership?

    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Why Facebook is getting into the banking game

    Who would want to use Facebook as a bank? That's the question that immediately arises from news that the social network intends to get into the electronic money business.

    April 16, 2014

  • Classes to resume at Franklin Regional High School

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  • Search teams will send unmanned sub to look for missing Malaysian airliner

    Teams searching for a missing Malaysian airliner are planning for the first time to send an unmanned submarine into the depths of the Indian Ocean to look for wreckage, an Australian official leading the multi-nation search said Monday.

    April 16, 2014

  • bank1 West End bank robbed

    The West End branch of AmeriServ Financial was robbed Tuesday morning, two days before the branch is scheduled to close.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • weather_2 Old Man Winter returns to area

    Just when you think we’ve finally escaped the cold temperatures, winter swoops back in to remind us it’s not going away just yet.

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