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March 21, 2013

5 Things to know in Pennsylvania news

Here's your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:

HOUSE TO VOTE ON PRIVATIZING PA. LIQUOR SYSTEM

Pennsylvania state lawmakers are preparing to vote on a proposal designed to replace the hundreds of state-owned liquor stores with sales of wine and beer through supermarkets and other private businesses. A vote scheduled for Thursday afternoon in the state House would send the proposal over to the Senate.

NO KIDDING: CLOWNFEST MOVING FROM NEW JERSEY TO PENNSYLVANIA

This is no joke: The annual clown convention that has called New Jersey home for nearly a quarter of a century is taking its red noses, floppy shoes and baggy pants to Pennsylvania. Finances forced Clownfest to move from Seaside Heights to Lancaster, Pa., during the third weekend in September.

MOTHER: EASTERN PA. BOY WHO SUFFERED REACTION TO BODY SPRAY AT SCHOOL NOW BEING TAUGHT AT HOME.

Freedom High School in Bethlehem this week asked students to stop using Axe Body Spray as a cologne or fragrance due to the teenager's allergic reaction. For now, the student is being taught at home.

POLICE: FATAL WEEKEND FIRE IN EMMAUS, PA., NOT SUSPICIOUS

Police say a fire that killed four people at an eastern Pennsylvania apartment house Sunday doesn't appear suspicious, but the cause remains unknown.

BOARD EXTENDS PITTSBURGH SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT

The contract of Pittsburgh schools superintendent Linda Lane has been extended through June 2016. The board voted 7-1 on Wednesday to approve the extension. It calls for Lane to make at least $200,000 a year, but she can earn as much as $265,000 by the end of the contract if she meets performance standards.



 

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