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April 28, 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 Monday:

COMCAST PLANS TO SHED SUBSCRIBERS TO AID TIME WARNER CABLE ACQUISITION

Comcast plans to shed about 3.9 million subscribers in a deal with competitor Charter Communications Inc. to help Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable clear regulatory hurdles. Comcast is creating and spinning off a new publicly traded cable provider that will serve about 2.5 million of its existing customers. Comcast's $45.2 billion bid topped Charter's offer for Time Warner Cable Inc. in February.

TRIAL OPENS FOR MAN CHARGED IN SHOOTING DEATH; VICTIM FOUND DEAD IN SUV IN RAVINE

One of two men charged in the shooting death of a man found dead in a ravine in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer goes on trial this week. Jury selection begins Monday in Lackawanna County for the trial of 23-year-old Jason Dominick. Twenty-three-year-old Neil Pal is scheduled for trial in June. Both are charged with murder and conspiracy charges in the death of 24-year-old Frank Bonacci, whose body was found in his SUV on a ledge above Roaring Brook in July.

NAME OF SUV DRIVER SHOT BY SOMEONE IN ANOTHER VEHICLE RELEASED

Authorities have released the name of an SUV driver shot and killed by someone in another vehicle in southeastern Pennsylvania, triggering a brief warning at a nearby university. The Delaware County medical examiner's office identified the victim as 22-year-old Javon Williams of Chester. Police said he was shot in an SUV Thursday morning in Chester and collapsed near the campus of Widener University, which told students and staff to stay inside but lifted the alert soon afterward.

NEW YORK RANGERS PUSH PHILADELPHIA FLYERS TO BRINK OF ELIMINATION

The New York Rangers pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination with a 4-2 win Sunday. The Rangers have a 3-2 lead in the first-round series heading into Tuesday's game in Philadelphia. If necessary, a deciding seventh game would take place Wednesday at Madison Square Gardens.

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