The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 8, 2012

Five Things Happening Today in Pennsylvania


The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania today

1. JURORS SAY JERRY SANDUSKY SHOULD GET LIFE IN PRISON

That's just one reason at least four jurors interviewed by The Associated Press say they'll attend Tuesday's sentencing of the former Penn State assistant coach convicted of molesting several boys. Though he doesn't face a life term, per se, Sandusky's attorney says his client could die in prison.

2.MAN DIES OF HEART ATTACK DURING WEDDING BRAWL

Philadelphia police say they're still sorting out the details of an alcohol-fueled fight that broke out during the reception early Sunday. Police say the man who died was 57.

3.GOOD NEWS FOR MENDENHALL, BAD NEWS FOR POLAMALU

Rashard Mendenhall's surgically repaired right knee looked fine as he rolled up 101 total yards in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 16-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. But safety Troy Polamalu's strained calf had him hopping off the field in the first quarter as the defense continues to battle injuries.

4.THE SURROGATES ARE COMING

Vice President Joe Biden's wife will be in eastern and central Pennsylvania for a get-out-the-vote effort. Dr. Jill Biden will visit Harrisburg, Scranton, Hazelton and Allentown today, and Reading, Lancaster in Philadelphia tomorrow, which is the state deadline to register to vote.

5.VISITATION SET FOR TROOPER KILLED IN CRASH

Hundreds of mourners are expected at a funeral home today for the visitation of 47-year-old Trooper Blake Coble. He died when his cruiser was hit by a tractor-trailer last week.