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February 27, 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:

PHILLY CLASS ACTION SUIT, OTHERS ACROSS US ACCUSING ANHEUSER-BUSCH OF WATERING DOWN BEERS

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, which merged with InBev in 2008, claims its beers aren’t violating alcohol labeling laws. But the lawsuits claim the water allegedly added just before bottling cuts the alcohol content of Budweiser, Michelob and eight other beers by as much as 8 percent.

FBI INVESTIGATING FIRST FATAL ATTACK ON FEDERAL PRISON GUARD IN NEARLY FIVE YEARS

Authorities still aren’t identifying the inmate they believe stabbed Correctional Officer Eric Williams late Monday night at the Canaan federal penitentiary in northeastern Pennsylvania. The prison houses 1,350 high-security inmates.

NO TIP FOR THESE GUYS: PHILLY POLICE SEARCHING FOR TWO CARS STOLEN BY FAKE VALETS

In both incidents last week, police say women gave men their car keys believing they were parking attendants – only to watch the men drive away.

GOV. CORBETT’S PENSION REFORMS WOULD REQUIRE STATE, SCHOOL RETIREES TO LOSE NEARLY $12B IN BENEFITS OVER NEXT 30 YEARS

But state Treasurer Rob McCord and a liberal think tank say Corbett’s plan to push new employees into a 401(k)-style plan will actually cost taxpayers more money.

NO MORE MYSTERY MEAT? PHILLY CHARTER SCHOOL’S FAMILY-STYLE SCHOOL LUNCHES OFFER KIDS BETTER FOOD, COMMUNAL DINING

The People For People Charter School is one of four participating in the “Eatiquette” program, which was designed by local chef Marc Vetri to provide nutritious, low-cost lunches in a setting that reinforces social niceties and communication skills.

 

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