5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

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

PHILADELPHIA POLICE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF FOOD TRUCK EXPLOSION WAS ACCIDENTAL

The truck's propane tank exploded into a fireball, critically injuring a mother and daughter who worked on truck and sending at least nine others to the hospital. Surveillance video from two businesses near the La Parrillada Chapina food truck captured the explosion.

NO BUDGET: DAY 2

Pennsylvania state government is in its second day of greatly diminished spending power since Gov. Tom Corbett withheld his signature from budget legislation. The government is barred from making most payments without a budget, but can keep funding its most important functions, including prisons, state police and medical care for the poor.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER TOUTING DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT PATIENT KEPT ALIVE BY EXPERIMENTAL MACHINE

John Sacker is the first Hemolung patient in the United States. The device cleansed his blood of carbon dioxide, keeping him alive until he could receive his second double-lung transplant in March.

PENNSYLVANIA CHIROPRACTOR WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE CHARGED WITH PERFORMING BOGUS MEDICAL EXAMS ON TRUCKERS

State police say 56-year-old Joann Wingate, of Carlisle, stole the identity of a psychiatrist with the same last name to begin performing the exams on truckers who need them to keep their drivers' licenses.

LOSE SOME, WIN SOME

The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost two veteran defensemen to the Washington Capitals, but managed to sign a free-agent replacement of their own. The Caps spent more than $67 million to sign Brooks Orpik to a five-year contract and Matt Niskanen to a seven-year deal. The Penguins signed Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year, $4 million deal after the Buffalo Sabres bought out his contract.

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