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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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  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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  • VIDEO | Boston bomb scare defendant appears in court

    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

    April 19, 2014

  • Denne, Williams & Stanton Records hearing scheduled

    A Cambria County judge will consider complaints filed by two Johnstown residents seeking documents related to the city’s municipal waste water operation at hearing at the end of this month.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sen. Bob Casey Casey targets heroin

    The heroin trade has brought addiction, death, violence and theft to Johnstown and other Pennsylvania communities.
    Figuring out how to deal with those issues is difficult for local, state and federal officials.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Drive-in to open with high-tech projector

    Drive-in movie theaters and the term “state of the art” seldom share the same sentence.
    But that will soon be the case for the Silver Drive-In, it’s owner said. The Scalp Avenue site, often marketed as a nostalgic summer night escape, soon will boast a high-end projector capable of displaying the latest and greatest blockbusters in razor sharp high-definition, theater owner Rick Rosco said.

    April 18, 2014

  • Sheetz work underway

    Earthmoving is underway at Richland Town Centre for a nearly 6,500-square-foot Sheetz store.
    And the real estate broker marketing the land says a 3,000-square-foot retail building will be built next door.

    April 18, 2014

  • Smith, Shakir Mosi Police seize heroin, money in Prospect

    Johnstown police reported that several bricks of heroin, along with $4,000 in cash and a handgun, were discovered in the city's Prospect neighborhood around 4 a.m. Friday. An arrest warrant has been issued for the man be­lieved to be the owner or renter of the two homes raided.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Comedy night targets serious problem

    Animal advocates are using comedy to take aim at a serious problem.
    The third annual Funny Fundraiser to benefit the Nardecchia Spay and Neuter Fund will be held at 8 p.m. May 16 at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

    April 18, 2014

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