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May 5, 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:

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS

State Treasurer Rob McCord has picked up The Philadelphia Inquirer’s endorsement in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. But McCord also is facing criticism from former Gov. Ed Rendell and other party leaders for ads that attack fellow Democrat Tom Wolf for supporting a former York mayor acquitted of murder in the death of a woman charged in that city’s 1969 race riots.

BUMPY RIDE

A Florida-bound plane had to return to Philadelphia International Airport after encountering severe turbulence that injured six passengers yesterday. The turbulence lasted only a few seconds, but four passengers and two flight attendants reported injuries.

CORONER BLAMES FUMES FROM PROPANE HEATER FOR FIVE DEATHS IN SMALL NORTH-CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CABIN

State police are investigating the deaths of two adults and three children who apparently died in their sleep in Elimsport. A man who hosted a party at the cabin discovered the bodies Saturday.

ZINC PLANT SLATED AS POSSIBLE PETROCHEMICAL SITE FINALLY SHUTS DOWN

Horsehead Holding Corp. says the smelter closed last week in Beaver County, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Shell held public meetings last month on possible plans for a “cracker” plant at the site, which would break up ethane molecules from natural gas into chemicals for plastics, antifreeze and other products.

WILD RIDE

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg had an adventurous trip to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday. Sandberg’s car service drive took an alternate route to the ballpark due to the city’s Broad Street Run but took a wrong turn. When he tried to get back to the ballpark, the driver encountered traffic jams caused by the race – forcing Sandberg out of the car and having to cross Broad Street on foot, while the race was still going on.

 

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