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December 5, 2012

5 Things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

INDIANA — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:

1. EX-PENN STATE PRESIDENT SPANIER PRETTY BUSY GUY FOR SOMEONE FACING LIFE-ALTERING CRIMINAL CHARGES

His attorneys have asked a judge to loosen bail rules in the Jerry Sandusky scandal so he can travel to a second home in New York City, spend the holidays with Iowa relatives and visit his ill mother in Chicago. He also wants to travel to Slovakia for a wedding, to a Holocaust memorial event in Germany and to the United Kingdom for work involving the U.S. Department of State.

2. JUDGE SAYS SUBURBAN PHILLY MAN DESERVES TO DIE IN PRISON FOR AMBUSH KILLING OF NEIGHBOR

Seventy-three-year-old James Dellavecchia killed his neighbor last October because he thought the man was making too much noise building a shed.

3. CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER CAPTURED ON NEW CHARGES THAT HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED A HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT

Fifty-two-year-old Clarence Shaffer was arrested Tuesday. Police say he assaulted the student in a school parking lot Monday, just four days after he finished a 14-year prison sentence for kidnapping and attempted sexual assault.

4. PENNSYLVANIA’S 2013 TEACHER OF THE YEAR IS A 27-YEAR-OLD HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR

Ryan Devlin teaches in Brockway Area Junior-Senior High School in Jefferson County and was honored by state Education Secretary Ron Tomalis.

5. BIG BEN MIGHT RETURN, BUT IKE TAYLOR WILL BE OUT OF STEELERS LINEUP FOR 1ST TIME IN MORE THAN 7 SEASONS

The cornerback’s streak of 135 consecutive games will end because of an ankle fractured in Sunday’s 23-20 win in Baltimore. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could return, however, after missing three games with shoulder and rib injuries.

 

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