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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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