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November 18, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

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

PENNSYLVANIA PASTOR WHO PERFORMED SON’S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CEREMONY FACING CHURCH TRIAL

The Rev. Frank Schaefer could be defrocked if a jury comprised of fellow Methodist clergy convicts him of breaking his pastoral vows by officiating at the 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts.

LAWMAKERS COULD VOTE TODAY ON BILL TO FUND ROADS, BRIDGES, MASS TRANSIT

Gov. Tom Corbett has made transportation funding a top priority and former governors Tom Ridge, Mark Schweiker and Ed Rendell say the state can no longer put off action on a comprehensive bill that provides billions of dollars by increasing gas taxes and motorist fees.

30,000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN PHILADELPHIA MARATHON

The winner of Sunday’s men’s race was Abebe Mekuriya of Ethiopia, who finished in two hours, 17 minutes and 35 seconds. The women’s winner was Irina Alexandrova of Russia, who turned in a time of two hours, 39 minutes and six seconds. Both winners will receive $3,500.

STORMS THAT SPAWNED DEADLY MIDWEST TORNADOES BLOW INTO PENNSYLVANIA WITH DIMINISHING FORCE

Gusts up to 60 mph have toppled trees and power lines in some areas but have petered out as they moved eastward across Pennsylvania.

STEELERS, EAGLES KEEP ON WINNING

Pittsburgh’s come-from-behind 37-27 win over Detroit pushed the Steelers to 4-6 and kept the team’s slim playoff hopes alive. Meanwhile, Philadelphia won its third straight with Nick Foles at quarterback, giving the Eagles a 6-5 record and the lead in the NFC East. Yesterday’s 24-16 win over the Redskins also snapped a 10-game home losing streak.

 

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