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June 18, 2013

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Your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

PENNSYLVANIA AMONG STATES LIMITING COVERAGE OF ABORTIONS UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES

Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a bill that would still allow policies sold through the federally run marketplace to cover abortions in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger. But anyone wanting coverage for most abortions would need to purchase that coverage separately.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT WHO SHOT CUSTOMER WHO TRIED TO STOP HIM

The dead man is 46-year-old Vincent Kelley, of Washington, Pa. Witnesses say Kelley was shot by the robber Sunday, after chasing the unknown suspect to his getaway car outside a supermarket where the bank branch was located.

PHILLY BUILDING COLLAPSE SURVIVOR LOSES BOTH LEGS

Mariya Plekan is an immigrant from Ukraine. The 52-year-old woman was trapped in the rubble for nearly 13 hours in the collapse that killed six people earlier this month. Her legs have been amputated at her pelvis.

HOW OLD IS TOO OLD? PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT SAYS 70 IS STILL THE AGE LIMIT FOR JUDGES

The state's highest court has rejected two lawsuits filed by judges challenging the state's mandatory retirement age. The court rejected the argument that a 1968 amendment to the state constitution violates an older section of the constitution prohibiting age discrimination.

TWO PARENTS, TWO SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ON HUNGER STRIKE OVER PHILLY SCHOOL BUDGET CUTS, LUNCH AIDE LAYOFFS

The hunger strikers pledge to drink only water, saying lunch aides are critical for maintaining orderly buildings and ensuring students' safety.

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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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