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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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  • Halfway house inmates can ease back into society

    Prison life can be a time warp.
    When inmates are locked away – for months, years, decades – society moves forward: Technology evolves, major events occur, pop culture changes. From a personal perspective, families and friends live their lives: weddings, funerals, graduations, births, retirements. All the while, criminals bide their time, existing in a regimented world of cement walls and metal bars.
    Almost all of them eventually rejoin society, though.

    April 19, 2014

  • Crime board took aim at house

    Johnstown’s unemployment rate is around 8 percent.
    One-third of the city’s population lives in poverty.
    Burglaries and assaults significantly increased between 2010 and 2012. There is a thriving illegal trade in heroin and prescription drugs.
    Given those conditions, it can be challenging for Johnstown Community Corrections Center residents to find jobs when living in the facility or to avoid falling back into a criminal lifestyle upon their release.

    April 19, 2014

  • Homicides linked to center

    Three homicides that took place in Johnstown last year involved either a suspect or victim who previously resided in the Community Corrections Center.
    Police Chief Craig Foust confirmed the name of one victim, who spent almost two months in the facility on Washington Street during 2007, a time period verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

    April 19, 2014

  • bachota Volunteers helping to spruce up community

    Walls and ceilings inside the Cambria County Library look clean and bright with fresh new coats of paint on them.
    The work was recently done by inmates from the Johnstown Community Corrections Center.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • alanna Hartzok targets income disparity

    Alanna Hartzok described herself as being a conservative progressive.
    The Franklin County resident said she is in favor of conserving environmental resources, education opportunities, Social Security and Medicare, while wanting to progressively address wealth inequality, health care and taxation.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Schools rise to leadership challenge

    Forest Hills and Cambria Heights high school students put the spirit of healthy competition toward a good cause and picked up some lessons in leadership along the way.

    April 19, 2014

  • KATEY LADIKA Student’s photos win awards

    A Forest Hills High School junior has captured several awards in a high school arts and writing contest that has identified greats such as Truman Capote and Andy Warhol.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local briefs 4/20/2014

    April 19, 2014

  • Biggest student loan profits come from grad students

    This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.

    April 19, 2014

  • Smartphone kill switches are coming

    Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!

    April 19, 2014

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