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July 2, 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 Tuesday.

DAMP SUMMER DOES ANYTHING BUT DAMPEN FLOOD WATCHES

Most of the state remains under a flood watch, with heavy rain and thunderstorms expected again today. Authorities say Monday’s rain contributed to the disappearance of a boy in a rain-swollen creek in northeastern Philadelphia, where crews are continuing to search for his body.

CO-DEFENDANTS  IN PHILADELPHIA ‘HOUSE OF HORRORS’ ABORTION MILL FACE SENTENCING

Clinic workers Stephen Massof and Lynda Williams admitted killing babies born alive at the abortion clinic run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who is serving life in prison for first-degree murder. The cooperating workers are set to be sentenced today on lesser charges of third-degree murder.

MICKEY D’S PROMISES TO GIVE NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYEES MORE PAYDAY OPTIONS AFTER WORKER’S DEBIT CARD LAWSUIT

The workers at 16 McDonald’s restaurants will now have the option of getting paid via direct deposit or paper check instead of a fee-laden debit card that led one worker to sue. The local franchisee says it introduced the cards about 18 months ago because many of its 800 employees didn’t have bank accounts and were being charged fees to cash their paychecks.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS FOLLOW THORUGH ON THREAT TO KILL SENATE MEASURE REQUIRING GOV. TOM CORBETT TO SEEK APPROVAL TO EXPAND MEDICAID

House Republican leaders say the measure undercuts Corbett’s ability to extract concessions from the federal government on how a Medicaid expansion would work.

DUTCH DOING WELL AFTER BRAIN SURGERY

Retired Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton has successfully had two brain tumors removed. Daulton’s surgeon says the 51-year-old former player is recovering after a seven-hour operation Monday and is expected to be released later this week.

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