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October 14, 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:

DOZENS PROTEST ‘SHUTDOWN’ BY RUNNING THROUGH VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Several running groups helped organize what some called a “Patriot Run” yesterday. Some participants received $100 tickets for parking in the park while it was closed.

AP REPORT: JUDGES HAVE OVERTURNED THREE MURDER CONVICTIONS, ONE DEATH SENTENCE IN PHILADELPHIA IN THE PAST YEAR

As a result, Innocence Project lawyers want Philadelphia prosecutors to launch an internal review of challenged cases from an earlier era. But the prosecutors say that’s not their job.

INVESTIGATORS LOOKING FOR CAUSE OF EXPLOSION THAT LEVELED HOME NEAR PITTSBURGH ON SATURDAY

The owner of the Moon Township home remains hospitalized in serious condition, while police have charged a neighbor with possessing marijuana plants that were found when authorities surveyed the area for other damage.

XEROX CORP. SAYS GLITCH THAT IDLED FOOD STAMP DEBIT CARD SYSTEM HAS BEEN FIXED

The outage kept welfare recipients in Pennsylvania and 16 other states from using their cards until the electronic benefit transfer, or EBT system, was fixed Saturday.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS CELEBRATE FRANCHISE’S 600TH VICTORY – AND FIRST THIS SEASON

The Steelers were off to their worst start since 1968 before beating the New York Jets 19-6 on Sunday thanks in part to a couple of Geno Smith interceptions inside the red zone.

 

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