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5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

February 20, 2014
Associated Press

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

FATHER OF CRAIGSLIST MURDER SUSPECT SAYS SHE SHOULD BE EXECUTED IF CONVICTED

Sonny Dean says his 19-year-old daughter, Miranda Barbour, is a scheming, manipulative heroin addict. Dean also says the young woman may have killed one other person besides the man she's charged with killing in Sunbury in November, after he answered her Craigslist ad. Barbour has claimed she's a Satanist who has killed 22 people, but police have yet to substantiate that.

INTERSTATE 80 REOPEN AFTER CHAIN REACTION CRASHES INVOLVING ROUGHLY 50 VEHICLES

The crashes began shortly before dawn Wednesday in icy conditions. The westbound lanes where the crashes occurred in Clearfield County didn't completely reopen until after midnight. Fourteen people were treated for injuries.

FAITH-HEALING PHILLY COUPLE GET PRISON IN DEATH OF SECOND CHILD

Herbert and Catherin Schaible have been sentenced to 3½ to seven years in prison for defying a court order to get medical care for their children after their 2-year-old son, Kent, died in 2009. Instead, they tried to comfort and pray over 8-month-old Brandon last year as he, too, died of treatable pneumonia.

GOV. TOM CORBETT SEEKING FEDERAL APPROVAL TO BRING MEDICAID EXPANSION MONEY TO PENNSYLVANIA

Corbett says the money will cover a half-million working poor residents through private health plans. But some advocates for the poor and uninsured called the plan bureaucratic and punitive.

STATE POLICE RECOVER REMAINS BELIEVED TO BE OF CONTRACTOR KILLED IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA GAS WELL EXPLOSION

The Greene County coroner's office is working to positively identify the partial remains found yesterday. Authorities believe the remains are those of 27-year-old Ian McKee, a field service technician for Houston-based Cameron International, who was working at the Chevron well when it exploded into fire last week.

 
 

 

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