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

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - One of the students critically injured in last week's mass stabbing at a high school in Murrysville has been upgraded to fair condition. Two of three other students still hospitalized remain in critical condition. School officials, meanwhile, are asking the state to waive its 180-day school year requirement since classes were canceled for four days over the attacks.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The UPMC system now says the personal information of 27,000 of the system's workers may have been put at risk of identity thieves, with the thieves so far using information from nearly 800 workers to file bogus federal tax returns. When the problem was initially discovered in February, UPMC officials thought the ID thefts had affected just 22 workers.

SOUTH BEND, Pa. (AP) - A fifth person has died a day after a head-on crash in South Bend Township. Authorities say Kent Smith of Elderton died late last night. Two people remain hospitalized in critical condition.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A new state report details how the shale gas drilling boom is affecting state forests in Pennsylvania, saying there are clearly tradeoffs but that the practice is neither benign nor catastrophic. The report found that nearly 1,500 acres of forest have been converted to various types of drilling development since 2008.

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