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January 22, 2014

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 Wednesday:

PHILADELPHIA DIGGING OUT FROM 14 INCHES OF SNOW

The National Weather Service says almost 15 inches fell in suburban Delaware County and about a foot in other surrounding areas. Some other parts of the state saw 5 to 10 inches, though much of western Pennsylvania received only a couple inches – accompanied by below-zero temperatures.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL SEEK DEATH PENALTY IN CRAIGLIST MURDER CASE

Twenty-two-year-old Elytte Barbour and his 19-year-old wife, Miranda, are charged with killing a man allegedly lured through a Craigslist ad. Barbour allegedly told investigators the newlyweds committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together.

GOV. TOM CORBETT UNVEILS RESOURCES GUIDEBOOK TO LURE BUSINESSES, INVESTORS

The governor says the 73-page guide will provide business people and local government officials with information about the state’s resources and programs that demonstrate Pennsylvania is a good place to do business, because of diverse energy sources and a skilled workforce.

TRAIN CARS THAT DERAILED ON PHILADELPHIA BRIDGE CARRIED SAME FLAMMABLE CRUDE OIL CARGO THAT KILLED 47 IN CANADIAN TOWN LAST YEAR

Although no oil spilled and no one was injured, the CSX derailment Monday has worried environmental activists, especially because it occurred in a densely populated city.

FEDS WANT FORMER STATE SEN. RAPHAEL MUSTO FO REPORT TO PRISON HOSPITAL

But the former lawmaker’s attorneys want a judge to delay the 84-year-old’s Feb. 3 surrender, saying they’re planning an appeal.

 

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  • PennDOT contractor arraigned on $3.6M theft charge

    A Department of Transportation contractor stole $3.6 million in public funds by billing the state for work that was never done, state prosecutors said Thursday in what they described as an ongoing corruption probe of PennDOT’s southeastern Pennsylvania district.

    July 31, 2014

  • Police: Women stole thousands from elderly sisters, used money to show St. Bernards

    Two western Pennsylvania women have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two elderly sisters and using the money to attend dog shows.

    July 29, 2014

  • Intervening neighbor’s death now ruled homicide

    The Allegheny County medical examiner says a neighbor who died after he intervened in a fight between a couple next door is the victim of homicide.

    July 29, 2014

  • Housing police: Naked women slashes 3 in melee

    Allegheny County Housing Authority police were trying to identify a naked woman who allegedly slashed or stabbed three other women in an apparent lovers’ quarrel at a public housing complex.

    July 29, 2014

  • Police: Rescued boys never mentioned drowned teen

    Police say two teens who were rescued from a jetty in Presque Isle Bay in Erie last week, and two others who were with them, never mentioned a fifth boy who drowned and whose body wasn’t found until Saturday.

    July 29, 2014

  • 2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Philly carjacking

    Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.

    July 29, 2014

  • PennDOT pushes ‘Yellow Dot’ vehicle stickers

    It’s the car sticker that could save your life.
    PennDOT’s “Yellow Dot” program has been around for several years, said Daniel Zakraysek, coordinator of the Cambria Allegheny Regional Highway Safety Network.

    July 28, 2014

  • Remembering elephant’s rampage

    The circus elephant paced the landing outside the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona.
    Police formed an uneasy line around the perimeter of the venue’s lawn, rifles at the ready.
    It was a cloudy, cold day in April 1993, and Tyke the elephant had just run around the circus ring, slapped a baboon and burst through a building’s front door, tearing off part of the wall above the door.

    July 28, 2014

  • State briefs 7/29/2014

    July 28, 2014

  • TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man’s carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport.

    July 28, 2014

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