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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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