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April 21, 2014

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 Monday:

SUSPECT SHOT, KILLED AFTER POLICE CHASE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Police in western Pennsylvania say a man was shot and killed after a chase that began in Pittsburgh and stretched into a nearby borough. Police said the suspect fled a traffic stop and abandoned the car in Wilkinsburg. Officers ordered him to stop, but a public safety spokeswoman says he spun around and appeared ready to fire, so officers shot him.

DEATH OF WOMAN FOUND IN EASTERN PENNSLYVANIA EXCAVATION STORAGE SITE DEEMED ‘SUSPICIOUS’

State police in eastern Pennsylvania say more time is needed to determine what killed a woman whose body was found in an excavation storage site over the weekend, but investigators don’t think she died of natural causes. Police in Berks County say the body of 24-year-old Alishia Eller of Pine Grove appeared to have been at the Bethel Township site for 24 to 38 hours.

JURY SELECTION STARTS FOR NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRIAL OF WOMAN CHARGED IN BOYFRIEND’S SHOOTING DEATH

Jury selection starts Monday for the trial of a northwestern Pennsylvania woman charged in the shooting death of her boyfriend last summer. Twenty-nine-year-old Kristina Mae Allen is charged in Erie County in the death of 27-year-old Dean Haggerty in a mobile home in Summit Township in August. Prosecutors say she gave several different accounts of the shooting.

ELDERLY MAN FOUND DEAD IN BRUSHFIRE IN APPARENT ACCIDENT

Authorities in western Pennsylvania say the death of an elderly man whose body was found by firefighters responding to a brushfire appears to have been accidental. Officials in Beaver County said 81-year-old Wayne Rose may have been overcome while trying to extinguish the flames on the wooded property in Beaver Falls. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.

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