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February 7, 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 Friday:

MASSIVE TARGET DATA BREACH MAY BE LINKED TO PITTSBURGH-AREA HVAC CONTRACTOR

That company, Fazio Mechanical Services Inc. of Sharpsburg, says it is cooperating with Secret Service investigators and Target officials investigating the hacker theft of credit card numbers belonging to 40 million Target customers.

COLD WEATHER SLOWING EFFORTS TO RESTORE POWER FROM ICE STORM

Utility companies have reported more than 325,000 customers without power in Pennsylvania, though they’re hoping to have most back online by Friday night. Still, cold weather and a snowy forecast could keep the power out to some through the weekend.

GOV. TOM CORBETT, FORMER GOV. TOM RIDGE, OTHERS DECRY JUSTICE DEPARMTENT APPOINTMENT OF LAWYER WHO TRIED TO FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Debo Adegbile as assistant attorney general in charge of the department’s civil-right division. He represented Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther serving a life term for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia policeman. Abu-Jamal’s supporters claim his conviction was racist.

PHILLY POLICE COMMISSIONER STRUGGLING TO GET TO FACTS IN 16-YEAR-OLD’S CLAIM HIS GROIN WAS INJURED DURING POLICE STOP

Policed Commissioner Charles Ramsey joined District Attorney Seth Williams say no official complaints have been filed, and both the teen and his lawyer have refused to talk to them about the allegedly too-rough police pat-down last month.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES HALL OF FAME SLUGGER RALPH KINER DEAD AT 91

Kiner hit 369 home runs in a 10-year career shortened by back problems. He then spent decades as an announcer for the New York Mets. He died at his California home Thursday.

 

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