5 stories to follow: Aug. 22

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. 

3. New kiln: Potters in the region are excited for a rebuilt kiln that opens today in Chester County.

4. Narcotics cop: A judge is expected to rule today whether prosecutors can use evidence from a Philadelphia narcotics officer who lied in a separate case. Defense attorneys in the current case say the evidence against their client is tainted because Christopher Hulmes admitted to lying in a 2010 drug case.

5. Vacated murder conviction: A man who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting the fire that killed his daughter in the Poconos is set to be released from prison this morning. A judge vacated Han Tak Lee's conviction and life sentence earlier this month, ruling the evidence against him was based on faulty arson science.