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April 24, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

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

STATE HOUSE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT MOST ABORTION COVERAGE UNDER FEDERALLY MANDATED INSURANCE EXCHANGE

The Senate must now consider the measure which provides exceptions only for rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger.

JUDGE HAS TOSSED MURDER CHARGES AGAINST PHILADELPHIA ABORTION PROVIDER

Dr. Kermit Gosnell still faces charges that he killed an adult female patient and four babies that were born alive at his inner-city clinic, but a judge determined there wasn't enough evidence to prove Gosnell killed three other newborns.

TAKING CARE OF HER OWN

A district judge from suburban Philadelphia has resigned after tampering with records to keep a 2010 citation against her son out of the system so he wouldn't get in trouble with probation officers. A defense attorney says Magisterial District Judge Rita Arnold of Chester County is "incredibly sorry."

THE LATEST 'BUZZ' ON ELECTRIC CARS?

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say drivers will be able to recharge their cars at four locations starting this summer. The recharging "outlets" will be at service plazas in Allegheny, Lancaster, Montgomery and Westmoreland counties.

TALK ABOUT WRITING BLANK CHECKS

People who helped failed U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak raise $460,000 in political contributions say they've donated even though the former Democratic former congressman hasn't decided whether he's running for the Senate again, or for governor.

 

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