5 stories to follow: Feb. 12

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A home in Berwyn is covered in snow after last week's storm. More snow is expected tonight. (DAVID SWANSON / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

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

1. Storm on the way: The Philadelphia region is bracing for yet another storm, with a Nor'easter expected to bring snow, rain, sleet and ice to the area tonight into Thursday.

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.

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