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January 22, 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 Wednesday:

PHILADELPHIA DIGGING OUT FROM 14 INCHES OF SNOW

The National Weather Service says almost 15 inches fell in suburban Delaware County and about a foot in other surrounding areas. Some other parts of the state saw 5 to 10 inches, though much of western Pennsylvania received only a couple inches – accompanied by below-zero temperatures.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL SEEK DEATH PENALTY IN CRAIGLIST MURDER CASE

Twenty-two-year-old Elytte Barbour and his 19-year-old wife, Miranda, are charged with killing a man allegedly lured through a Craigslist ad. Barbour allegedly told investigators the newlyweds committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together.

GOV. TOM CORBETT UNVEILS RESOURCES GUIDEBOOK TO LURE BUSINESSES, INVESTORS

The governor says the 73-page guide will provide business people and local government officials with information about the state’s resources and programs that demonstrate Pennsylvania is a good place to do business, because of diverse energy sources and a skilled workforce.

TRAIN CARS THAT DERAILED ON PHILADELPHIA BRIDGE CARRIED SAME FLAMMABLE CRUDE OIL CARGO THAT KILLED 47 IN CANADIAN TOWN LAST YEAR

Although no oil spilled and no one was injured, the CSX derailment Monday has worried environmental activists, especially because it occurred in a densely populated city.

FEDS WANT FORMER STATE SEN. RAPHAEL MUSTO FO REPORT TO PRISON HOSPITAL

But the former lawmaker’s attorneys want a judge to delay the 84-year-old’s Feb. 3 surrender, saying they’re planning an appeal.

 

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