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December 3, 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:

TRAVELING MEDICAL TECH WHO ONCE WORKED IN PENNSYLVANIA GETS 39 YEARS FOR INFECTING PATIENTS WITH HEPATITIS C

Thirty-four-year-old David Kwiatkowski was a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals in seven states before being hired at New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital in 2011. Since his arrest last year, 46 people have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C he carries.

COURT CLERK WHO DEFIED PENNSYLVANIA’S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN WANTS TO OVERTURN COURT ORDER THAT STOPPED HIM

D. Bruce Hanes, clerk of the Montgomery County Orphan’s Court, wants the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court order banning him from issuing same-sex marriage licenses because he believes the state’s ban is unconstitutional.

PENN NATIONAL GAMING FOUNDER PETER CARLINO HAS DIED

Carlino was the first president of the Keystone Racing Association and helped form Keystone Race Track, which became Philadelphia Park. He bought Penn National Race Course in 1982, leading to the 1994 creation of Penn National Gaming Inc. The Wyomissing-based company is now run by his son, Peter M. Carlino, with operations across the country.

BETTER GET WORKING ON THAT CONTRACT EXTENSION

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly says Nick Foles will be the team’s “starting quarterback for the next 1,000 years.” Kelly says he’s getting tired of questions about Foles’ status since he’s replaced injured Michael Vick and led the Eagles to a 7-5 record and first-place tie in the NFC East.

NO FATALITIES – EXCEPT DEER – REPORTED ON FIRST DAY OF TWO-WEEK RIFLE SEASON

About 750,000 Pennsylvania hunters took to the woods Tuesday with no reports of deaths from shootings or heart attacks, which commonly occur when the season opens.

 

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