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November 11, 2013

5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

A look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:

GRIEVING FOOTBALL TEAM IN PLAYOFFS

A western Pennsylvania football team is preparing for its playoff game, three days after two of its players were killed in a car crash. Sharon High School fans are planning a “whiteout” in the stands of Monday night’s playoff game in Erie against Girard High School.

DEATH RATE GOING DOWN FOR PA. HEART PATIENTS

Patients undergoing heart surgery are faring better at Pennsylvania hospitals. Mortality rates for patients who had bypass surgery have fallen by more than 20 percent over seven years, and mortality rates for those undergoing heart valve surgery went down by more than a third, according to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.

1 DEAD IN PITTSBURGH-AREA BLAZE

A blaze at a Pittsburgh-area apartment building has killed a woman and injured five others. Quick-thinking Ambridge residents with ladders and mattresses rescued several other people from the building Sunday night.

FAMILY DOG FELLED BY ARROW

An eastern Pennsylvania family says its puppy was killed by a hunter’s arrow. The body of Lilly, a 10-month-old border collie and pointer mix, was found in a neighbor’s field outside Reading early Sunday. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating.

BIG BEN SHOOTS DOWN TRADE RUMORS

The Eagles and Steelers both won on Sunday, and Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger condemned a report that the team expects him to ask for a trade in the offseason. “I’m a Pittsburgher,” he said.

 

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