Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:
2. Assisted-suicide case: A judge has dismissed the assisted suicide charge against Barbara Mancini, a Philadelphia nurse accused of giving her terminally ill 93-year-old father a bottle of morphine.
3. PPA Smart Cards: The Philadelphia Parking Authority is giving up its Smart Card system this spring, meaning customers will need to use cash or credit cards to pay for parking.
4. Sandy aid: Another hearing on New Jersey's plan for spending $1.4 billion in new Superstorm Sandy relief funds takes place today. The first in the series of three hearings took place Tuesday in Galloway Township; today's is at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
5. State House speaker retiring: Pennsylvania House Speaker Sam Smith says he won't seek reelection, and it's not yet clear which Pennsylvania Republican will succeed him.