Saturday, May 30, 2015

5 stories to follow: April 10

Here's your round-up of five stories we're following today:

5 stories to follow: April 10

Copies of President Barack Obama´s budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are prepared for delivery at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington. (AP photo)
Copies of President Barack Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are prepared for delivery at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington. (AP photo)

Here's your round-up of five stories we're following today:

1. Made in America Festival line-up: The line-up for Jay-Z's Made in America Festival, which is returning to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this summer, will be announced today on Spotify. The concert is in its second year and will take place Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Highlights from last year's performance included Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Kanye West and others.

2. Warm weather: Tuesday's high of 84 tied the record for the day, and Philly should get close to today's record of 87. However, the summer-like temps can lead to large crowds outside. And last night, that contributed to an unusually violent night across Philadelphia: two people were killed and six others were hurt in shootings, and a teen brawl in Center City resulted in 14 arrests.

3. Obama's budget: The president is sending his budget to Congress today. The $3.77 trillion proposal calls for tax raises and cuts to Medicare and Social Security. It's already being criticized by both the left and the right.

4. Gun-bill deal: Sen. Pat Toomey says an agreement on background checks for gun purchases is near. The Pennsylvania senator is a key player in the deal, which is expected to come together today and would be a breakthrough for new gun legislation.

5. Services for fallen firefighter: A gathering for family and friends of Philadelphia fire Capt. Michael Goodwin, who died battling a Queen Village blaze over the weekend, will take place tonight at John F. Givnish Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Another gathering will take place Thursday morning before a funeral service at St. Michael's Lutheran Church. A memorial at City Hall was held Tuesday.

About this blog
Local info folks can "count" on. Every subject is fair game, including city rankings, crime, sports, money, health and history. Reach The Breaking News team at breakingnewsdesk@philly.com.

The Breaking News team  
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter