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February 18, 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 Tuesday:

FORMER FLORIDA STATE PRESIDENT TABBED BY TRUSTEES TO LEAD PENN STATE

The trustees voted unanimously to make 62-year-old Eric Barron the school’s president after more than two years of turmoil following the arrest of former longtime assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on child molestation charges. Barron previously worked at Penn State for two decades, including four as dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

FORMER ARMORED CAR GUARD FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR PARTNER’S MURDER DURING $2.3 MILLION HEIST

Twenty-four-year-old Kenneth Konias Jr. faces sentenced Tuesday by a judge in Pittsburgh. He was convicted in November of killing another guard before stealing money from the truck, which he used to escape to Florida.

THAWING TEMPERATURES TAKING BITE OUT OF LATEST PENNSYLVANIA SNOW STORM

The quick storm was expected drop several inches of snow before temperatures begin a steady climb above freezing.

PITTSBURGH POLICE SAY MAN SEEN IN BUS VIDEO COULD BE KEY WITNESS IN SISTERS’ SLAYINGS

Police say the man was seen on a transit bus that Susan Wolfe had ridden on the evening of Feb. 6. Wolfe and her sister Sarah Wolfe were found shot to death the following morning in the basement of the home they shared. Their sister, Mary Wolfe, is a Democratic state representative from Clinton, Iowa.

CHEVRON SAYS FIRE IS OUT AT SITE OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA MARCELLUS SHALE WELL EXPLOSION

Chevron says the fire in Dunkard Township went out Saturday afternoon. Crews are still searching for a cause, as well as a worker who has been missing since the well erupted Feb. 11.

 

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  • Green, Libertarian candidates abandon bids for governor

    Both third-party candidates who hoped to compete in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race have given up – leaving Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf to compete one-on-one.

    August 1, 2014

  • 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

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