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News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police say have named a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks in the northeastern part of the state. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan identified the suspect as 31-year-old Eric Matthew Frein (freen), of Canadensis, Pennsylvania. Noonan says he's a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police hope a security video will help them identify a group of preppy-looking young adults sought in a violent attack on a gay couple. Police say the group asked about the pair's sexual orientation, and then beat and punched them while holding them down. The suspected hate crime Thursday left one man with deep facial lacerations and a wired jaw.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A high school band director in suburban Philadelphia has been suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct with a student. Central Bucks High School South teacher Bridgett Szychulski (shuh-HOHL'-skee) was charged with with statutory sexual assault and related counts. Superintendent David Weitzel says the 31-year-old teacher worked at Lenape Middle School in 2012 when she allegedly became involved with a male student.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania businessman has acknowledged conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and lab equipment to Syria. Harold Rinko pleaded guilty today in federal court in Scranton. He faces up to five years in prison.

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