5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:
UNITED STATES STEEL PLANS MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT WITH PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
The Pittsburgh-based steel giant hasn’t commented in advance of Monday’s announcement, but KDKA-TV is reporting the company will build a new world headquarters as part of plans to redevelop the site of the team’s former arena.
AN AGENCY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL ... AN AGENCY
Still, Pennsylvania’s public welfare secretary is about to unveil the agency’s new name and logo. Secretary Bev Mackereth will enact a new state law changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services. Supporters hope the new name will help reduce a stigma sometimes associated with welfare and public assistance.
MASSACHUSETTS MAN WINS PHILADELPHIA MARATHON AGAIN
Dan Vassallo, 29, of Peabody, Massachusetts, also finished fast enough to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials. To do that, Vassallo had to run faster than 2:18. His winning time was 2:17:28.
PHILADELPHIA STUDENT PENNSYLVANIA’S LONE RHODES SCHOLAR
Jordan Konell is a senior at Yale. He’s pursuing a degree in African American Studies and Political Science and plans to pursue a master’s degree in Comparative Social Policy at Oxford University in England.
NEW YORK COUPLE KILLED IN CHAIN-REACTION CRASH IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
State police say Joann and Frank Brodzik’s Volvo was caught Saturday between a fast-moving tractor trailer and a slow or stopped truck on Interstate 80. The Delmar, New York couple’s car was hit by one tractor-trailer and smashed into the back of another.