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December 26, 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 Thursday:

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT NIXES LAWSUIT BY STUDENT DETAINED AT PHILLY AIRPORT FOR CARRYING ARABIC FLASH CARDS

The court says three Transportation Security Administration agents are immune from being sued over the August 2009 stop at Philadelphia International Airport. The passenger claims they violated his free speech rights and conducted an improper search based on the flashcards – which included the words “bomb” and “terrorist” – and a book critical of American policy in the Middle East.

‘WASHINGTON’ CROSSES THE DELAWARE AGAIN TO CONTINUE 61-YEAR STREAK

Re-enactors recreated George Washington’s daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river – the trek that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War – across the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border.

GIRL WHOSE LAST WISH WAS GRANTED BY THOUSANDS OF CAROLERS DIES ON CHRISTMAS MORNING

Eight-year-old Delaney Brown of West Reading died with her family by her side. On Saturday night, thousands gathered outside her home in eastern Pennsylvania to fulfill her wish for a huge holiday sing-along.

PROMINENT PITTSBURGH DEFENSE ATTORNEY JAME ECKER FOUND DEAD AT HOME

84-year-old James Ecker died in his sleep of natural causes before he was found Wednesday morning. Ecker was a familiar figure, with his white hair and dapper dress, often seen on television accompanying some of the Pittsburgh area’s most notorious criminal suspects to court.

TEN LEFT HOMELESS IN CHRISTMAS NIGHT FIRE THAT DAMAGES THREE PHILADELPHIA HOMES

The American Red Cross says it’s helping eight adults and two children who were affected by the fire. There were no injuries.

 

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