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August 26, 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 Monday:

FAMILY SPOKESWOMAN SAYS 10-YEAR-OLD DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT PATIENT COULD LEAVE HOSPITAL LATER THIS WEEK

The spokeswoman say a final decision hasn’t been made on when Sarah Murnaghan will be released. The girl’s mother said over the weekend that her daughter had been taken off oxygen and has started to use a walker.

SEVEN VICTIMS, INCLUDING ADOPTED SON, SETTLE WITH PENN STATE OVER CLAIMS THEY WERE ABUSED BY FORMER FOOTBALL ASSISTANT JERRY SANDUSKY

Matt Sandusky had been expected to be a defense witness for his father until the trial, when he told investigators that he also had been abused as a child by adopted father Jerry Sandusky, who’s serving decades in prison following his conviction last year. Matt Sandusky since petitioned for a legal name change for himself and his family.

FAMILY OF MISSING EASTERN PA TEACHER TURNING TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR TIPS

The fall semester begins today at Nazareth Area High School. But Matthew Greene, a math teacher at the school 65 miles north of Philadelphia, hasn’t been seen since a backpacking trip in California last month.

FORTY-SEVEN FETUSES FOUND IN PHILADELPHIA ABORTION CLINIC NOW SUBJECT TO FIGHT OVER BURIAL

An alliance of anti-abortion groups is trying to claim the remains for burial. Philadelphia Medical Examiner Sam Gulino opposes that but is promising the remains will get “a proper and respectful disposition.”

PITTSBURGH PIRATES FIT TO BE TIED AFTER SPLITTING FOUR-GAME SERIES WITH SAN FRANCISCO

The Pirates are off today before beginning a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. They’re tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the National League Central, with a little more than a month left in the season.

 

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