Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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POSTED: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:08 AM
The scene in Southwest Philadelphia late Tuesday night, April 22, 2014, after a shooting in which police were involved. (Daniel Imperiale)

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

1. Police-involved shooting: A man is in critical condition after a police-involved shooting in Southwest Philadelphia. Circumstances of the incident remain under investigation.

2. How Phila. family saved Jews during WWII: A documentary being screened tonight at the National Museum of American Jewish history shows how a family in Manila helped 1,300 Jews escape from the Nazis and get to the Philippines. "Rescue in the Philippines" tells the story of Herbert Frieder -- who moved to Elkins Park after World War II -- and his brothers.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:57 AM
Lynne B. Millard, principal, waves along with the children in a hallway mural created by the Crossan Elementary School Community of 2003 with artist Lisa Levinson, Crossan Elementary, 7350 Bingham St., Philadelphia, taken April 16, 2014. ( DAVID M WARREN / staff Photographer )

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

1. Lindback Awards: The prestigious Lindback Foundation's Principal Awards will be presented at a ceremony this afternoon at the Wilma Theater. Seven Philadelphia principals are being honored.

2. Earth Day: Today is Earth Day, and events marking the occasion are scheduled this week and into the weekend.

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POSTED: Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:55 AM
Police stand by near the finish line ahead of Monday's 118th Boston Marathon, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

1. Boston Marathon: A year after bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, runners from the Philadelphia region are returning for today's race. The field will be the marathon's second-largest ever, and tight security will be in place.

2. Skydiving accident: The Federal Aviation Administration is being called in to investigate a skydiving accident that left a Brooklyn man dead when he fell in Gloucester County after his parachute may not have opened properly.

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POSTED: Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:58 AM
A missing poster faces the site police searched for the body of missing person Melissa Ortiz-Rodriguez, in Collingdale, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. ( Stephanie Aaronson / )

Here's your look at five stories to know about before the weekend:

1. Search for missing woman: A year after 31-year-old Melissa Ortiz-Rodriguez went missing, authorities continue to search for the Collingdale mother of two. On Saturday, her family and friends plans to light candles, distribute posters and pray in hopes that she will be located.

2. Easter weekend: Today is Good Friday, and Sunday is Easter. Here's a rundown of what's open and closed today, and round-ups of Easter events in the Philadelphia region.

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POSTED: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:59 AM
The Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist will face Flyers backup Ray Emery in Game One Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. (Bruce Bennett photos/Getty Images)

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

1. Stanley Cup playoffs: The Flyers face the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. tonight in the first game of the playoff series.

2. Temple grad's film: "Sweepstakes," a film produced by Temple graduate Rob Wunder III, who has been quadriplegic since high school, makes its debut tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival. The 15-minute movie tells the story of a woman whose husband becomes incapacitated by a neurological condition.

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8:03 AM
DRPA acting CEO John Hanson, PATCO general manager John Rink and DRPA Director of Transit Services Pat McBride meet commuters and hand out brochures informing riders of the new schedule at the Lindenwold PATCO station in January. (APRIL SAUL / Staff )

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

1. PATCO station makeovers: The PATCO board will decide today whether to approve plans to overhaul stations. The makeover plans include adding a messaging system to display information about delays, installing video cameras and hiring SEPTA crews for escalator and elevator maintenance.

2. Union League country club: The Union League is slated to hold a membership meeting today to ratify a proposal to take over the Torresdale-Frankford Country Club in Northeast Philadelphia.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7:09 AM
This April 13, 2014 photo shows The Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

1. Tax day: Heads up, procrastinators -- midnight tonight is the deadline to file your tax return, though it's possible to get an extension.

2. Winter returns: Today is starting out on the warm side, but the temperature will fall in the evening, plunging into the 30s overnight into Wednesday, with suburbs north and east of Philadelphia potentially seeing the mercury drop to the 20s.

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POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 7:53 AM
Sign outside 801 Market St. entrance to Interstate General Media, home of The Inquirer, Daily News and (Reid Kanaley/Staff)

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

1. IGM auction: Hearings begin today in Delaware Chancery Court about the planned auction of Interstate General Media, the parent company of the Inquirer, Daily News and

2. Religious holidays: The Jewish festival of Passover starts today at sundown. Meanwhile, Christians -- and candy shops -- are preparing to celebrate Easter this weekend.

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