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December 24, 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 Tuesday:

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS ... TO ENROLL IN A NEW HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN UNDER THE FEDERAL HEALTHCARE.GOV WEBSITE

The deadline for obtaining insurance that takes effect Jan. 1 is midnight. Federal officials say nearly 12,000 Pennsylvanian had enrolled through Nov. 30 on Healthcare.gov.

PNC PAYING $35 MILLION TO SETTLE LOAN DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS AGAINST NATIONAL CITY BANK

PNC was on the hook for the money because the Pittsburgh-based bank bought out Cleveland-based National City in 2009. The agreement addresses claims that more than 75,000 African-American and Latino customers of National City Bank paid more for their residential loans between 2002 and 2008.

STATE CAPITAL’S PLAN TO RESTRUCTURE $360 MILLION DEBT TIED TO FAILED TRASH INCINERATOR TAKES EFFECT

Under the plan, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority bought Harrisburg’s debt-laden municipal trash incinerator for nearly $130 million. The recovery plan also calls for about $283 million in low-cost borrowing by a state economic development agency to be repaid with money from the city’s parking lots, garages and meters.

PHILADELPHIA POLICE SEEK SUSPECTS AFTER MAN WOUNDED IN HIS OWN HOME WHILE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES

Police say the 27-year-old victim felt a sharp pain in his shoulder Monday night while he was playing his Xbox. He then realized he was bleeding and had been shot. Police later found two parked cars with bullet holes nearby.

PITTSBURGH LOVES ITS PENGUINS

Officials at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh say a newborn pair of endangered African penguins will be unveiled to the public on Thursday. One chick is female and hatched Nov. 29. The other is male and hatched Dec. 2. There are now 18 African penguins at the aviary.

 

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