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5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

September 3, 2013
Associated Press

WESTERN PA. TEACHERS WALK OFF JOB

Students in a western Pennsylvania district are getting an unexpected day off from school Tuesday, courtesy of a teachers' strike. Teachers in the Shaler Area School District in Allegheny County say they plan to keep picketing until they get a new contract, or they're ordered back to work by the state.

POLICE CONTINUE PROBE OF DEADLY CAR CRASH

State police are still looking into a two-car crash that killed six people on a highway in northwestern Pennsylvania, including a 12-year-old cheerleader and a 6-year-old boy. Also killed in the crash in Allegheny National Forest were four adults, including a husband and wife, all from St. Marys.

TWO ARRESTED IN SLAYING OF EASTERN PA. COLLEGE STUDENT

Police in Wheeling, W.Va., have arrested two men in the slaying of a college student from Perkasie. Police say 21-year-old Kevin Figaniak and a friend were walking toward the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University when they were attacked about 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

CASH-STRAPPED PHILLY TEACHERS CROWD FUND THEIR SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Some teachers in the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district are turning to the Internet to raise money for basic school supplies. Websites like DonorsChoose.org and Indiegogo allow teachers to crowd fund supplies from scissors to musical instruments.

LET THE GAMES (THAT COUNT) BEGIN

The Pittsburgh Steelers got their Pro Bowl tight end back following knee surgery. Barring a setback, Heath Miller should be ready for the season opener on Sunday against Tennessee. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles under first-year coach Chip Kelly are preparing for their season opener at Washington on Monday night.

 
 

 

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