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October 30, 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 Wednesday:

‘I (HEART) BOOBIES!’ BATTLE COULD BE HEADED TO U.S. SUPREME COURT

That’s because the Easton Area School District board has voted to appeal a federal appeals court decision rejecting its claim that bracelets with the slogan are lewd and should be banned from school. The case started in 2010 when two girls, then ages 12 and 13, challenged the district’s ban on the bracelets, which are designed to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.

LOTTERY PRIVATIZATION BID STILL ALIVE

Gov. Tom Corbett has decided to extend a privatization bid by British national lottery operator, Camelot Global services, through Dec. 31. The company has pledged to generate $34 billion in profits over the life of a 20-year contract managing the Pennsylvania Lottery.

PHILLY POLICE SAY STREET RACER WAS DRIVING 79 MPH WHEN HE HIT, KILLED WOMAN, THREE YOUNG SONS

The man who hit them, 30-year-old Khusen Akhmedov, has been ordered to stand trial on four counts of third-degree murder. His attorney says it was just a tragic accident.

COMCAST OFFERS CABLE TV EXTENSION OF SORTS

The Philadelphia-based cable TV giant is updating its mobile viewing app, Xfinity TV Go. That will allow subscribers to watch popular cable channels such as CNN, Fox News, Disney Channel, CNBC, ESPN and FX on the go.

JUDGE DELAYS RULING ON WHETHER PATERNO FAMILY LAWSUIT AGAINST NCAA CAN PROCEED

The family of former Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno says NCAA sanctions against the school for the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal defame the coach, among other ills. NCAA attorneys say the lawsuit and the courts are a poor forum for the family to vent their frustrations over the university’s handling of the scandal.

 

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