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September 17, 2013

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:

THREE-JUDGE SUPERIOR COURT PANEL TO HEAR JERRY SANDUSKY CHILD SEX-ABUSE APPEAL

The former Penn State assistant football coach’s attorneys will be inside a northeastern Pennsylvania courtroom seeking to have his child molestation conviction overturned. Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in prison.

TOM CORBETT BECOMES 10TH REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR TO ACCEPT FEDERAL MEDICAID EXPANSION MONEY

But the Corbett administration says it has made several demands of the Obama administration, seeking a deal similar to those sought by Iowa and Arkansas. Under that scenario, federal Medicaid expansion dollars would pay for newly eligible adults to get private insurance in a new health care marketplace instead of being used to expand the traditional Medicaid coverage.

COURT TO HEAR APPEAL BY PHILADELPHIA ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OFFICIAL CONVICTED OF COVERING UP PRIEST ABUSE COMPLAINTS

Attorneys for Monsignor William Lynn say he was wrongly charged under a 2007 law, even though he left his job with the Philadelphia Archdiocese three years earlier. He’s serving three to six years in prison after his felony child-endangerment conviction last year.

NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BABY SITTER BACK TO PRISON FOR VIOLATING PROBATION IN DROWNINGS OF TWO TODDLERS

Twenty-six-year-old Brittany Steward of Erie violated her probation in the 2007 drownings by stealing from her current employers, so she’s been sent back to prison for at least 21 months. She was convicted of child endangerment for sleeping off a night of partying while two toddlers she was watching wandered away and drowned in a neighbor’s pool.

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COUNTY JAIL TO TEST ALL FEMALE INMATES FOR PREGNANCY

Westmoreland County Prison officials are doing that because a female inmate earlier this year lied about being pregnant while she was also addicted to drugs.

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  • 4-year-old killed by van after dad’s funeral, police say

    Police in southeastern Pennsylvania say a 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a passing van hours after returning from his father’s funeral.

    April 14, 2014

  • Woman gets 6 to 12 years in infant kidnapping

    A Pittsburgh area woman was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison after she was convicted of kidnapping an infant by luring the mother to a Fayette County motel with a phony story about a commercial photo shoot for disposable diapers.

    April 11, 2014

  • APTOPIX High School Stabbings.jpg Lawyer: Evaluate stabbing suspect’s mental health

    The attorney for a 16-year-old accused of stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at their high school said Thursday he wants to have a mental health expert evaluate the boy and hopes to have the case moved to juvenile court.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obamas send prayers to school stabbing victims

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims of a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school.

    April 9, 2014

  • High School Stabbings.jpg Stabbing spree at Westmoreland County high school leaves 20 injured

    A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • APTOPIX stabbings.jpg Student flashed 2 knives, injured 20 in Westmoreland County school, police say

    A 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a police chief said.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police: Man killed by train was texting

    Police say a man killed by a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia was texting a friend when he was struck while walking on the tracks.

    April 8, 2014

  • Daniel.jpg Investigators seek cause of fire that killed three brothers

    Authorities searched the rubble of a burned-out farm house over the weekend for the cause of a fire that took the lives of three young brothers left home alone while their widowed mother worked the overnight shift at a direct mail company.

    April 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • Wozniak, John Lawmakers want more aid for cities

    Several bills circulating at the Capitol would open improvement zones more quickly or allow smaller cities to participate.
    Sen. John Wozniak, D-Westmont, wants to make the concept available to more cities the size of Johnstown.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • barbour021614.jpg No shows escaped death by Craigslist killer

    The young woman who says she was driven by satanic spirts to commit a cross-country murder spree over the last six years says authorities are not taking her claims seriously and that she tried to lure other central Pennslyvania men into her death snare with online companionship ads but they didn't show up.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

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