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January 30, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

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

LIBERTY BELL REPLICA’S TOWER COMING DOWN TO MAKE WAY FOR REVOLUTIONARY WAR MUSEUM

The crack-free duplicate bell, a gift from Great Britain cast in the same foundry as its famous twin, is being moved from a tower constructed for the 1976 Bicentennial. The bell will be held in storage.

FOURTH DAY OF DELIBERATIONS IN INMATE-ABUSE TRIAL AFTER JURY SIGNALS MOVEMENT

The Allegheny County on Tuesday asked a judge two questions about charges that fired Pittsburgh state prison guard Harry Nicoletti directed workers to help him physically and sexually abuse gay inmates and convicted child molesters. That may signal the jury is close to rendering a verdict today.

GOV. TOM CORBETT IN PITTSBURGH TODAY TO UNVEIL PLANS TO PRIVATIZE STATE LIQUOR STORES

The Associated Press says people briefed on Corbett’s plan say he wants to auction off wine and liquor store licenses and allow supermarkets and convenience stores to sell beer.

PENN STATE STUDENTS CHARGED WITH FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO MINORS AT PARTY WHERE CHEERLEADER FELL FROM WINDOW

The 19-year-old cheerleader is recovering from head and pelvic injuries suffered in the October fall. Five of the eight charged were under 21.

FEDERAL JUDGE IN PHILLY TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN APRIL ABOUT DISMISSING CONCUSSION LAWSUITS FILED BY NFL PLAYERS

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has scheduled an April 9 hearing on motions to dismiss the lawsuits against the NFL Inc., NFL Properties Inc. and All American Sports Corp. Players say they’ve developed dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, or are worried about developing them. The NFL has argued it didn’t intentionally mislead the players and took steps to protect their health.

 

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