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May 14, 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.

PHILADELPHIA ABORTION DOCTOR CONVICTED OF MURDERING THREE NEWBORNS, MANSLAUGHTER IN FEMALE PATIENT’S OVERDOSE DEATH

Now a jury must return next week to hear arguments and evidence before determining whether 72-year-old Dr. Kermit Gosnell deserves the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

INVESTIGATORS STILL PROBING FOR CAUSE OF HOUSE FIRE THAT KILLED DAD, SISTER-IN-LAW, FOUR CHILDREN IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Authorities believe a wood-burning stove may have caused Sunday night’s fire in Pottsville. The children’s mother was spared because she was doing laundry at a neighbor’s house at the time.

SECOND OF THREE STATE SENATE HEARINGS ON PRIVATIZING STATE STORES ON TAP IN HARRISBURG

Today’s hearing will focus on groups that make and sell alcoholic beverages as Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration seeks to liberalize the state’s liquor laws and increase retail outlets for wine, liquor and beer.

INTERSTATE 81 NEAR HARRISBURG REOPENS AFTER TANKER CRASH, FIRE

The road had been closed since the tanker overturned and burned on an overpass above the interstate last Thursday.

PENS VS. SENS: PITTSBURGH OPENS SECOND-ROUND PLAYOFF SERIES AT HOME AGAINST OTTAWA

The Penguins reached the second-round by struggling to a 4-2 first-round victory over the pesky New York Islanders. Ottawa whipped Montreal four games to one to reach the second round. The first two games are in Pittsburgh, tonight and Friday, before the series moves to Ottawa.

 

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