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January 21, 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 Tuesday:

STORM TO HIT PHILLY AREA HARDEST, BUT STILL BRING SNOW TO OTHER PARTS OF STATE

Philadelphia schools plan to dismiss early on Tuesday, so students can get home safely during a storm forecast to drop 8 to 12 inches of snow. Lesser amounts of snow are forecast in western and central Pennsylvania.

POLICE SEARCH FOR GUNMAN IN CAMPUS SHOOTING NEAR PHILADELPHIA

Police say Monday night’s shooting in the parking lot of Widener University’s athletic center wasn’t random. The victim, a student, has been hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

UNHAPPY VALLEY

The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has participated in a documentary about his father’s sexual-abuse case and hopes to become an advocate for child victims. Matt Sandusky appears in “Happy Valley,” which explores whether it was an open secret that his father was molesting boys.

PHILADELPHIA POLICE SAY SCHOOL ‘GUEST’ BYPASSED METAL DETECTORS BEFORE SCHOOL SHOOTING

Police say the 17-year-old student who shot two classmates on Friday had bought the gun from the guest at Delaware Valley Charter High School. The suspect’s attorney says the shooting was an accident.

PANTHERS END PENGUINS TEAM-RECORD 13-GAME HOME WINNING STREAK

Florida outworked Pittsburgh in a 5-1 victory at the Consol Energy Center.

 

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