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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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