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November 29, 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 Friday:

BREEZY TURKEY DAY MAKES FOR BALLOON BUST IN PHILADELPHIA PARADE

Winds that gusted to 28 mph kept the balloons from appearing along the entire route of the city’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

WHEN BLACK FRIDAY COMES, I’LL STAND BY THE DOOR ...

... And watch the rush of shoppers who aren’t already tuckered out from hitting the growing number of retailers that opened early on Thanksgiving night.

BLEAK FRIDAY FOR THE STEELERS

Pittsburgh’s 22-20 Thanksgiving night loss to the archrival Baltimore Ravens may not have mathematically eliminated the Steelers from playoff contention, but at 5-7, Pittsburgh’s hopes would appear to be on life-support.

IT’S WHITE FRIDAY FOR SKIERS

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley and Tussey Mountain in western Pennsylvania, and Shawnee Mountain and Blue Mountain out east plan to open Friday thanks to real snow or recent cold overnight temperatures that have enabled them to manufacture snow. Camelback Mountain in the Poconos opens Saturday.

HUGO SELENSKI CO-DEFENDANT WRITES LETTER TO NEWSPAPER, SAYING HE WON’T TESTIFY AT BURIED BODIES TRIAL

The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens’ Voice says it’s received a letter purportedly from Paul Weakley, who is serving a life sentence in a federal prison in Arizona after pleading guilty to a racketeering conspiracy count related to the case against 40-year-old Hugo Selenski. Selenski is scheduled for trial in March on charges he strangled two people whose bodies were among a number of sets of human remains found on his rural property outside Wilkes-Barre in 2003.

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