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November 11, 2013

5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

A look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:

GRIEVING FOOTBALL TEAM IN PLAYOFFS

A western Pennsylvania football team is preparing for its playoff game, three days after two of its players were killed in a car crash. Sharon High School fans are planning a “whiteout” in the stands of Monday night’s playoff game in Erie against Girard High School.

DEATH RATE GOING DOWN FOR PA. HEART PATIENTS

Patients undergoing heart surgery are faring better at Pennsylvania hospitals. Mortality rates for patients who had bypass surgery have fallen by more than 20 percent over seven years, and mortality rates for those undergoing heart valve surgery went down by more than a third, according to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.

1 DEAD IN PITTSBURGH-AREA BLAZE

A blaze at a Pittsburgh-area apartment building has killed a woman and injured five others. Quick-thinking Ambridge residents with ladders and mattresses rescued several other people from the building Sunday night.

FAMILY DOG FELLED BY ARROW

An eastern Pennsylvania family says its puppy was killed by a hunter’s arrow. The body of Lilly, a 10-month-old border collie and pointer mix, was found in a neighbor’s field outside Reading early Sunday. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating.

BIG BEN SHOOTS DOWN TRADE RUMORS

The Eagles and Steelers both won on Sunday, and Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger condemned a report that the team expects him to ask for a trade in the offseason. “I’m a Pittsburgher,” he said.

 

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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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