5 stories to follow: Feb. 18

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Carl Adkins had High Street in West Chester to himself last week as he walked two miles in the snow to his job at Chester County Hospital. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

1. More snow: Another few inches of snow fell early this morning in the Philadelphia region, prompting a number of travel delays and late openings.

2. Luxury hotel: Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to announce today that Kimpton Hotels will open a luxury hotel at the Family Court building at 18th and Vine streets, a major development project for the Logan Square neighborhood.

3. Police escort: A terminally ill 3-year-old boy will receive a massive police escort from Philadelphia International Airport to his Springfield, Delaware County, home this afternoon. Brayden Chandler, who was diagnosed with a kidney tumor last year, will be returning from his Make-A-Wish vacation at Walt Disney World, and a Radnor police officer has organized a big escort home for the family.

4. Gay-marriage licenses: Advocates for gay marriage will be at Philadelphia's City Hall this morning, seeking marriage licenses and to have their out-of-state nuptials recognized here.

5. Tax-relief deadline: Today is the deadline to apply for Philadelphia's Longtime Owner Occupants Program, a tax-relief program that aims to help longtime homeowners whose property values have jumped due to property tax changes. The applications must be received by the city -- not postmarked -- by today, and can be dropped off at several locations.

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