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5 stories to follow: Aug. 14

A billboard in the parking lot of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia overlooking I-76, shows support of Philly's own Taney Dragons Little League baseball team as they get set to play for the Little League World Series title in Williamsport, PA. ( ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff Photographer )

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

1. Taney pride: The Little League World Series kicks off today, and Philadelphia's Taney Dragons are enjoying some celebrity treatment in Williamsport. The Center City team, winners of the Mid-Atlantic Regional championships, plays its first game Friday afternoon against South Nashville.

2. Fattah Jr. in court: An arraignment hearing is scheduled today for Chaka Fattah Jr., son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. Fattah Jr. has been indicted on charges of of defrauding banks, the Internal Revenue Service and the Philadelphia School District.

3. Peace concert shooting: Authorities are looking for the gunman who fatally shot a man outside a peace concert at the Dell Music Center in Fairmount Park.

4. DNC visit: Representatives from the committee deciding where to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention are on the second day of their two-day site visit to Philadelphia. Officials are showing off city landmarks in its bid to host the convention.

5. SEPTA contract negotiations: SEPTA has reached a tentative deal with one of its unions representing Regional Rail workers. The transit agency and the union had been locked into a lengthy contract dispute; the agreement now needs to be ratified by union members.

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