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5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

April 10, 2014
Associated Press

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:

BOY HELD ON CHARGES HE STABBED 21 STUDENTS, SECURITY OFFICER AT PITTSBURGH-AREA SCHOOL

Authorities say Alex Hribal, 16, randomly stabbed other students at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville with two large kitchen knives before he was tackled by an assistant principal. He's charged as an adult, though his defense attorney hopes to move the case to juvenile court, which would have jurisdiction only until he turns 21.

THE PRIMARY IS GETTING CLOSER

Last night's Democratic gubernatorial debate became edgy, after a long string of cordial forums. Among other things, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz confronted businessman Tom Wolf about a line of credit he used to raise $4 million for his campaign. Wolf says he pledged personal assets to secure it, and he also agreed to release the loan agreement.

PENNSYLVANIA'S CHIEF JUSTICE SUGGESTS PROSECUTORS OFFERED INFLAMMATORY EVIDENCE AGAINST CONVICTED COP KILLER

Attorneys for Richard Poplawski want a new trial in the deaths of Pittsburgh officers Paul Sciullo II, Stephen Mayhle and Eric Kelly. During oral arguments, Chief Justice Ronald Castille says prosecutors should not have been permitted to show jurors the officers' funeral videos. Prosecutors argued the evidence that Poplawski shot all three officers in April 2009 was overwhelming.

SPORTS BAR MOM SAYS SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS ONLY THREE MONTHS PREGNANT

Twenty-seven-year-old Amanda Hein, of Allentown, is on trial on charges she killed her newborn, which she had in the restroom of a Bethlehem sports bar and stuffed in a toilet tank. Hein says the baby was gray and didn't make a sound, but Northampton County prosecutors say it was born alive and killed by Hein.

PENGUINS' KRIS LETANG RETURNS LESS THAN THREE MONTHS AFTER A STROKE

Letang played last night in a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Pittsburgh. The 26-year-old defenseman hasn't played since Jan. 27. Two days later, he suffered a stroke after feeling dizzy and nauseous.

 
 

 

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