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December 4, 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 Wednesday:

BAND OF BROTHERS LOSES ANOTHER

Edward J. “Babe” Heffron, whose World War II service as a member of the Army’s famed Easy Company was recounted in the book and TV miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died at age 90. The Philadelphia native died Sunday at a New Jersey hospital.

$3.5 MILLION IS A LOT OF MONEY FOR DOING NOTHING WRONG

But that’s how much AT&T is paying to settle a lawsuit filed by a former western Pennsylvania employee who claimed the telecommunications giant improperly billed the government for services to help deaf callers. AT&T denies wrongdoing, despite the settlement, in which the whistle-blowing employee gets $525,000.

PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION SAYS NATURAL GAS RATES ARE LOWEST IN A DECADE HEADING INTO DECEMBER

Gas prices for six out of the 10 largest regulated utilities are at their lowest December price since 2003. Those utilities include Columbia Gas, National Fuel Gas, Peco, People’s, Philadelphia Gas Works and UGI Penn. Utilities credit the huge volume of gas being produced from the Marcellus Shale formation.

DISTRICTS COULD GAIN WIDER LATITUDE TO FURLOUGH TEACHERS IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES

The House Education Committee is studying a proposal that would allow public school districts to use economic furloughs and replace seniority rules with a system that protects teachers from furloughs based on their classroom performance.

STATE POLICE SAY SPEEDING DIESEL TANKER DRIVER CAUSED FIERY CRASH THAT DAMAGED INTERSTATE 81 INTERCHANGE NEAR HARRISBURG

The truck hauling 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel flipped over and burst into flames May 9 on a ramp from Interstate 81 north to Routes 22/322, just across the Susquehanna River, closing the interstate for several days. Repairs to the highway and overpass are estimated at $13 million.

 

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