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February 13, 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 Wednesday:

REPORTER’S APPEAL PITS GOV. TOM CORBETT AGAINST THE PRESS

A state appeals court today is set to hear another set of arguments in case in which an Associated Press reporter wants to access the governor’s schedule and emails under the state’s Open Records law.

PITTSBURGH BRASS COOPERATING WITH FBI SUBPOENA FOR RECORDS PERTAINING TO OUTSIDE WORK DONE BY POLICE OFFICERS

Pittsburgh police say the investigation involves whether money the city charged businesses who hired officers for off-duty security details was misappropriated. Federal investigators and prosecutors aren’t commenting on the records handed over to the FBI on Tuesday.

FEDS ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING A DIFFERENT KIND OF CRIME ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STATE

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive is investigating six small fires set over the last two days at two residence buildings under construction at Temple University in Philadelphia.

COMCAST TO DISCUSS $16.7 BILLION DEAL FOR FULL CONROL OF NBCUNIVERSAL

Comcast officials will talk today about the deal in a conference call with analysts during which the company’s executives will also discuss the cable television giant’s fourth-quarter earnings.

PENNDOT SECRETARY SAYS GOV. CORBETT’S PROPOSED GAS TAX INCREASE CHEAPER THAN SITTING IN TRAFFIC

Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch says the plan to generate more than $5 billion over five years will improve roads, bridges and mass transit services and cost the average motorist $2 a week. About one-fifth of the 40,000 miles of state-maintained highways need repaving or more substantial repairs.

 

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