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November 20, 2012

Five things to know today in Pennsylvania

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

1. GOV. TOM CORBETT PROMISES ACTION ON TRANSIT FUNDING, SELLING STATE STORES, TACKLING PENSION COSTS

The governor isn't saying specifically how he'll address those subjects, though, and could face unusual scrutiny in the second half of his term from newly elected Democrats who will become attorney general and auditor general.

2. NOT-SO-GOODFELLA: AGING HIT MAN OFFERS COLORFULLY GRUESOME TESTIMONY IN TRIAL OF ALLEGED PHILLY BOSS JOSEPH LIGAMBI

Eighty-three-year-old Pete "The Crumb" Caprio says he plotted to kill Ligambi on orders of New York mob bosses and once tried to dig up the body of a victim whose body was buried in cement under a New Jersey social club. The federal trial continues today.

3. TWO DOWN, ONE STILL GOOD TO GO AT QUARTERBACK FOR AILING PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Backup Byron Leftwich — who started in place of injured star Ben Roethlisberger — suffered his own rib injury in Sunday night's loss to Baltimore. That means third-string quarterback Charlie Batch is expected to start against the Cleveland Browns this week.

4. BILLBOARD OWNERS TO FIGHT 10 PERCENT TAX SOUGHT BY PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL

Billboard giant Lamar Advertising says the signs are protected under the First Amendment and threatens a lawsuit to stop the tax if council votes again next week to formally and finally make it law.

5. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA DOCTOR WHO WAS FORMER BOY SCOUT LEADER WILL SPEND 5 TO 16 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CHILD MOLESTATION

Fifty-nine-year-old David Evanko still denies molesting the teen in the late 1980s and 1990s before Evanko was kicked out of the scouting organization. Evanko was arrested in 2009 after the victim, now in his 30s, came forward claiming Evanko plied him with alcohol and pornography.

 

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  • Docs: Fractures helped save rock victim's life

    DANVILLE — Sharon Budd’s condition is progressing nearly a week after a 13 1/2-hour procedure in which a team of surgeons rebuilt her facial bones and removed a damaged part of her brain, said two Geisinger Health System physicians who are part of that team

    July 24, 2014

  • Magistrate judge sides with Warrior Run

    WILLIAMSPORT — A federal magistrate judge says he agrees with a hearing officer that a Warrior Run student does not need special-education services,

    July 23, 2014

  • Inaugural Lewisburg BrewBQue Musical Festival is Saturday

    LEWISBURG — Not a beer fan? Not a problem. This Saturday’s inaugural Lewisburg BrewBQue Musical Festival, taking place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Market Street from Sixth Street to the Susquehanna River, welcomes brew lovers, barbecue fans, dancers in the street and little tykes alike with an array of events and offerings, organizers said.

    July 23, 2014

  • Decision coming on police shooting of city man

    SUNBURY — Brad Hare, the city’s former acting police chief, will learn by Friday whether he was justified in shooting a city man earlier this month, Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski said Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Union County bridge replacement project begins Aug. 4

    HARTLETON — A PennDOT maintenance crew in Union County will begin a bridge replacement project Aug. 4 on Pleasant Grove Road, Route 3005, in Lewis Township, between Moll Road and Wirth Road, north of Pleasant Grove.

    July 23, 2014

  • DanCrash23.jpg BREAKING NEWS: Woman killed today in Danville area collision

    [UPDATED -- 12:18 a.m., 07/24/14]

    VALLEY TWP. — An 84-year-old Danville woman was killed when her car and a logging truck crashed Wednesday afternoon at Routes 642 and 54 in Valley Township.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jay Paterno sues Penn State for 'rush to judgment'

    STATE COLLEGE - Two former Penn State assistant football coaches, including a son of the late Joe Paterno, are suing the university, alleging that it fired them prematurely after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal surfaced.

    July 23, 2014

  • 400-pound bull on the lam

    State police and a western Pennsylvania cattle owner are looking for a 2-year-old bull that has been missing for more than a week.

    July 23, 2014

  • Complainer: Cars whiz by, and drivers take whiz

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has asked state police to increase patrols near an area of the toll road where a woman says she can see motorists exposing and relieving themselves near her backyard.

    July 23, 2014

  • spider24online.jpg Arachnid alert!

    We came across this spider brunching on another today near the American Legion post in Herndon. We aren't sure what type of spiders they are. Particularly the one with the full stomach. Do you?

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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