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March 5, 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 Tuesday:

JURY SELECTION CONTINUES IN TRIAL OF PHILADELPHIA ABORTION DOCTOR CHARGED WITH KILLING WOMAN DURING BOTCHED PROCEDURE

Seventy-two-year-old Dr. Kermit Gosnell is also charged with killing seven babies born alive. Three jurors were picked Monday and more will be chosen today. Jury selection is expected to take a week, given the sensitivity of the abortion issue and the death penalty.

DA SAYS CHARGES LIKELY IN ALLEGED BULLYING DEATH OF 12-YEAR-OLD BOY

The parents of 12-year-old Bailey O’Neill say he wouldn’t fight back when confronted by another boy in the Delaware County School District. Police have said the altercation was captured on video surveillance and District Attorney Jack Whelan says he’s waiting for autopsy results, but expects to file charges against the other boy.

POLICE SEEKING THREE SUSPECTS IN OFF-CAMPUS HOME INVASION INVOLVING TEMPLE STUDENTS

Police say the four students weren’t harmed when three men forced their way into the home near the school’s north Philadelphia campus, stealing computers, cellphones, credit cards and cash on Monday night.

CORNERBACK HEADING BACK TO PITTSBURGH STEELERS AFTER SEASON WITH CARDINALS

Twenty-eight-year-old William Gay was released by Arizona to make room under the salary cap one season into his two-year deal with that team. Gay has signed a three-year deal with the Steelers, where he thrived as a nickel back in 2011 before leaving as a free agent.

HEINZ CEO WILLIAM JOHNSON ENTITLED TO $56M GOLDEN PARACHUTE IF FIRED BY NEW OWNERS

The deal with Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital lets Johnson walk away with $40 million any time he chooses to leave the Pittsburgh-based ketchup giant, and another $16 million if the new owners fire him. That doesn’t count vested stock and deferred compensation that make his total package worth nearly $213 million.

 

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