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5 stories to follow: Feb. 10

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

5 stories to follow: Feb. 10

The parking lot where lawyer Eric Birnbaum was murdered in 2009, right outside his law office on Buck Road in Holland, PA. (Stephanie Aaronson/Philly.com)
The parking lot where lawyer Eric Birnbaum was murdered in 2009, right outside his law office on Buck Road in Holland, PA. (Stephanie Aaronson/Philly.com)

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

1. Cold case murder anniversary: This week marks the fifth anniversary of the slaying Eric Birnbaum, who was gunned down in the parking lot of the Bucks County law office where he worked. Five years later, the mysterious killing remains unsolved, and police are continuing to pursue leads and solicit tips.

2. Thousands still lack power: As of early this morning, more than 18,000 Peco customers continue to lack power after last week's storm, though heat and electricity were restored over the weekend to tens of thousands homes and businesses. Those still in the dark are growing frustrated with the utility's response.

3. Bridgegate update: A New Jersey legislative committee probing the George Washington Bridge lane closures scandal is slated to meet today, a week after Christie associates were supposed to return subpoenaed documents, though most have sought additional time.

4. School embezzlement sentencing: Masai Skief is scheduled to be sentenced today for embezzling $88,000 from the Harambee Institute of Science Technology Charter School, which he ran, and the nonprofit Harambee Institute. Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of at least three years and one month, saying Skief continued to steal from the school even after pleading guilty.

5. Gallery mall redevelopment: The liquidation sale at the Gallery Kmart is now under way, creating an opportunity for redevelopment at the mall.

 

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