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January 6, 2014

5 things to know today in Pennsylvania news

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

BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE

Temperatures are expected to fall below zero and stay there for more than a day as cold air from an arctic vortex moves across Pennsylvania. Wind chills could reach 40 degrees below zero or more before things start to warm up slightly on Wednesday.

FEDERAL SENTENCING HEARING BEGINS THIS WEEK FOR 'JIHAD JANE'

50-year-old Colleen LaRose of Pennsburg already has been convicted of plotting to kill a Swedish artist over a cartoon that offended some Muslims. What a federal judge in Philadelphia must decide is whether she presented a real threat to the U.S. or was easy prey for extremists seeking followers with U.S. passports.

STATE POLICE SAY MAINE MAN WAS VICTIM OF ROAD RAGE AS HE DROVE INTO PENNSYLVANIA FROM MARYLAND

The FBI has joined the investigation into the death of 28-year-old Timothy Davison, who called 911 to report that a pickup truck was chasing him on Interstate 81 early Saturday. State police say Davison reported the driver of another vehicle or its passenger shot at him. Police believe the pickup rammed Davison's car into a grassy median before Davison was fatally shot.

LAWYERS FOR FORMER STATE SENATOR SAY HE'S GETTING TOO OLD, FRAIL FOR THIS STUFF

Former Sen. Raphael Musto's legal team will be in court to argue their 84-year-old client is too frail to withstand the rigors of a trial on federal corruption charges, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 13.

JERRY SANDUSKY FIGHTING TO HAVE PENN STATE PENSION REINSTATED

The former assistant football coach's attorneys will go before a hearing examiner in Harrisburg this week, more than a year after the state pension agency revoked Sandusky's retirement benefits because of his child molestation conviction.

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  • Luksik, Peg Independent hopefuls may widen gubernatorial field

    Just when Pennsylvania voters were getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray. Johnstown resident Peg Luksik, who twice ran for governor as the Constitutional Party nominee, knows what it's like.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scaife remembered for strong convictions

    At a weekend memorial service, publisher Richard Mellon Scaife was remembered by the archbishop of Washington as someone who had the courage to stand “for things that mattered.”

    July 27, 2014

  • DePasquale Auditor: More Marcellus Shale well inspectors needed

    The state’s 83 well inspectors face a daunting enough challenge keeping tabs on 120,000 active oil and gas wells that have been drilled over the past century.
    But boom times in the Marcellus Shale are bringing online thousands more wells that use a complicated process requiring more careful oversight.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Strained relationship between Corbett, Legislature not new

    Poking and prodding the Legislature to act on pension reform, Gov. Tom Corbett urged lawmakers to shorten their summer break and come back to the Capitol early.
    It’s a modest victory. The House will return to session Aug. 4, instead of the middle of September. And there’s little hint that lawmakers intend to knock themselves out trying to satisfy the governor.

    July 26, 2014

  • Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania’s higher-earners to help expand the state’s share of public education funding in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar reduction in local property taxes levied by school boards.

    July 26, 2014

  • Penn State Abuse 27 Son: Joe Paterno afraid of wrongly accusing Sandusky

    Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn’t informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • State in Brief | Two guns found at alleged hospital shooter's home

    Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.

    July 26, 2014

  • Woman raising stink about people using backyard near turnpike as a rest stop

    A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols.

    July 23, 2014

  • Parts of I-80, I-380 jumping to 70 mph

    Speed limits on more than 100 miles of two interstates in Pennsylvania will rise to 70 mph for the first time this summer, with similar increases possible next year on other stretches of roadway around the state, state transportation officials said Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Trial ordered for inmate in cellmate’s death

    An SCI-Houtzdale prison inmate has been ordered to stand trial on charges in the beating death of his cellmate a year ago.

    July 23, 2014

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