Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:12 AM
As the sun sets, partiers from Revel's HQ Beach Club spill out onto the boardwalk. Revel's casino closed this morning. (ED HILLE / Staff Photographer)

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

1. Revel closes: Revel stuttered to a close overnight, with the casino shutting down for good at 6 a.m.

2. Council Rock crash: Students at Council Rock High School South are heading back to class today, after three of their classmates were killed in a weekend car crash.

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POSTED: Friday, August 29, 2014, 6:55 AM
Crowd enjoying Public Enemy perform. First day of the second annual Made in America festival on the Parkway on Saturday, August 31, 2013. ( RON CORTES / Staff Photographer ).

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

1. Made in America: The Made in America festival is back on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this weekend. Here's the complete schedule and a guide to essential information.

2. Schuylkill slayings: New details are emerging about the abduction of three men who were thrown into the Schuylkill River, killing two of them. Authorities on Thursday searched two homes in Southwest Philadelphia.

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POSTED: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:54 AM
Philadelphia police investigate along the Schuylkill River early Wednesday morning near the reviewing stand at Kelly stature August 27, 2014. It was reported that 2 bodies bound with tape were removed from the water. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER )

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

1. Abduction murders: Law enforcement officials say a Vietnamese drug gang is tied to the abductions of three men who were thrown into the Schuylkill River on Tuesday, killing two of them.

2. MIA street closures, detours: Streets are starting to close in advance of this weekend's Budweiser Made in America festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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POSTED: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:42 AM
Aaron Sofer, from a Facebook page set up for the search in Israel for the missing New Jersey man.

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

1. N.J. man missing in Israel: A massive search has been launched in Israel for 23-year-old Aaron Sofer, an Orthodox Jewish man from Lakewood who went missing while hiking near Jerusalem. 

2. Freeh hurt in crash: Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who was hired by Penn State to investigate the university's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, was seriously injured in a car crash in Vermont.

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POSTED: Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:16 AM
Mayor Nutter speaks as Mo'ne Davis waves during Sunday's rally at LOVE Park. (AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer)

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

1. Taney's homecoming: The Taney Dragons arrived back in Philadelphia on Sunday to a welcome-home rally at LOVE Park following the Little League World Series. Today, they're appearing on the Today show in New York City. The team, fan favorites in the series, also has other media appearances on tap and will be honored at the Phillies game on Wednesday.

2. Abduction trial: Opening statements are expected to take place today at the trial for Christina Regusters, accused of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia school, sexually assaulting the kindergartner and leaving her barely clothed at an Upper Darby playground.

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POSTED: Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:20 AM
Taney's Joe Richardson (center) covers his tears as he walks to the dugout. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)

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

1. Taney's run ends: The Taney Dragons are out of the Little League World Series, after Chicago's 6-5 win over the Center City team Thursday night. Despite the loss, Taney pride is still running high for the team's fans and family.

2. New PATCO schedule: Commuters on PATCO should brace for more service reductions with a new schedule that begins today and lasts until Oct. 21 so workers can replace tracks, ties and signals on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. 

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POSTED: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:16 AM
Family and friends of Mo'ne Davis cheer for the Taney Little League team against Mountain Ridge (Las Vegas) in the Little League World Series in the courtyard of City Hall on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. ( YONG KIM / Staff Photographer )

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

1. Do or die for Taney: After the Taney Dragons lost to a team from Las Vegas in the Little League World Series on Wednesday, the Center City team plays against a Chicago squad this evening. The winner will play Vegas again for the U.S. championship on Saturday, while the loser will be eliminated from the tournament.

2. Katz plane crash: New details are emerging about the May plane crash that killed Philadelphia businessman Lewis Katz (a former owner of the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com) and six others outside Boston. A fail-safe system may have been overridden, due to improper takeoff procedures by the pilots, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is suggesting.

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POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:57 AM
Shooting a Little League World Series promo for ESPN, Team Taney is told to run toward the camera with their caps off and "look very happy," Tuesday, August 19, 2014. They complied. (MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer)

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

1. Taney's game: The Taney Dragons take on a team from Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tonight. Star pitcher Mo'ne Davis is on the cover of Sports Illustrated, fans are buying up Taney gear, and Mayor Nutter is hosting a watch party for the game at the City Hall courtyard. Check out complete coverage from the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, and follow along during the 7:30 p.m. game with our live chat.

2. Ferguson legal developments: A grand jury in Missouri is slated to begin hearing evidence today about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown -- a black, unarmed teenager -- by a white police officer in Ferguson. The shooting has sparked widespread protests in the St. Louis suburb (pastors from the Philadelphia area marching with demonstrators have been hit with tear gas), and Attorney General Eric Holder is headed there today.

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