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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 Tuesday:
Penn State names FSU’s Barron its new president
Eric Barron, a former professor and dean at Penn State University and president of Florida State University, was chosen Monday to lead Pennsylvania’s largest university as it continues grappling with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He’ll bring with him the experience of managing a major state university known as much for its for storied athletic program as its academic mission, as well as the fallout from sex-abuse scandals with ties to big-time college football.
Murder suspect says she has been on cross-country spree
A diminutive teenage mother charged with the stabbing death of a central Pennsylvania man she lured with an online companionship ad says she has been on a cross-country murder spree since she became involved with a satanic cult six years ago.
Kane: Predecessor changed email rules
Attorney General Kathleen Kane said one of her predecessors changed office policy to shorten the period before emails are deleted in the midst of the grand jury investigation into allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
Westmoreland County township gets road salt, to lift travel ban
A Westmoreland County township planned to lift emergency road restrictions after PennDOT loaned it 100 tons of road salt to treat its roads.
Altoona nurses rally, talks to resume next week
Contract talks between the nurses’ union and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s hospital in Altoona are expected to resume next week.
School piano repairman caught in sex sting
Police have charged a piano repairman at a western Pennsylvania charter school with arranging a sexual tryst with an undercover police officer posing online as a 14-year-old girl.
Trucks, dozens of cars crash on Pa. turnpike
Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia on Friday and caused some injuries.
Turnpike lifts travel restrictions in some areas
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is lifting the speed-limit restriction of 45 mph for all drivers traveling between Carlisle Interchange (Exit 226) and the Delaware River Bridge (Exit 359), as well as from Mid-County (Exit 20) to Lehigh Valley (Exit 56) on the Northeastern Extension.
Turnpike closed westbound between Carlisle and Breezewood
A 65-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Carlisle Interchange (Exit 226) and the Breezewood Interchange (Exit 161) is now closed westbound due to a multi-vehicle accident involving two tractor trailers and two passenger cars at milepost 175.6. No injuries are being reported.
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