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July 10, 2013

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

Your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

ACLU SUES TO OVERTURN PENNSYLVANIA LAW DEFINING MARRIAGE AS CIVIL CONTRACT BETWEEN ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN

The lawsuit filed on behalf of 23 men, women and children seeks to overturn the 1996 law in Pennsylvania, the only northeastern state that doesn't allow same-sex marriage or civil unions.

LONG-DELAYED PRELIMINARY HEARING FOR THREE FORMER PENN STATE ADMINISTRATORS SET TO BEGIN JULY 30

Former president Graham Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, a retired vice president, are charged with covering up child-sex abuse complaints against since convicted ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

PHILADELPHIA DOCTOR SERVING LIFE FOR KILLING THREE BABIES AT ABORTION MILL PLEADS GUILTY TO RUNNING PILL MILL, TOO

Dr. Kermit Gosnell acknowledged distributing more than 1.3 million painkiller pills without proper prescriptions before a raid three years ago. He's already serving life in prison for the babies' murders, so his attorneys say any additional drug sentence is "moot."

HOUSE LABOR & INDUSTRY, URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEES HEAR TESTIMONY ON NEW CONSTRUCTION CODE MANDATES

The changes are meant to address problems found in the wake of a building that collapsed during demolition in Philadelphia last month, killing six people. One provision would require all demolition permit applicants to obtain $1 million in liability insurance; another would require that licensed architects or building engineers prepare all applications.

THE FOG IS FINALLY ROLLING IN ... TO THE HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

The late Fred Shero — nicknamed "The Fog" when he led the Philadelphia Flyers to Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975 — has been inducted posthumously. Shero's son, Ray, is the general manager of the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins.

 

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