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July 18, 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 Thursday.

A SON BY ANY OTHER NAME

The adopted son of convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has filed paperwork to legally change his last name, and those of his wife and children. Court documents are sealed but make clear Matt Sandusky is seeking a name change. He has claimed his father sexually abused him while growing up. Jerry Sandusky is in prison after being convicted of molesting eight boys.

POLICE IDENTIFY SUSPECTS IN SUSPECTED DRAG RACE THAT KILLED MOM, 3 SONS CROSSING PHILADELPHIA HIGHWAY

Police say 23-year-old Lancaster resident Khusen Akhmedov and 30-year-old Philadelphia resident Ahmen Holloman were arrested Wednesday. They face charges including homicide by vehicle, third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and other counts.

HIGH-RANKING STATE OFFICIAL TO TESTIFY AT TRIAL ON LEGALITY OF STATE VOTER ID LAW

Jonathan Marks, commissioner of the Department of State’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, began testifying Wednesday about the evolution of the special photo ID available to voters who cannot obtain other acceptable identification. He is expected to continue his testimony Thursday in Commonwealth Court.

CORBETT SHUFFLES THE DECK ... AGAIN

Gov. Tom Corbett named his third chief of staff and his third secretary of legislative affairs in as many years as he seeks to improve his image and clout in Harrisburg before running for re-election next year.

YEAH, IT’S STILL HOT

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s for most of the state, with humidity driving the heat index to near 100 in many areas. The forecast suggests relief – in the form of temperatures in the low 80s – will have to wait until Saturday or Sunday.

 

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