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5 stories to follow: Feb. 19

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

5 stories to follow: Feb. 19

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Herbert Schaible (left) and Catherine Schiable
Herbert Schaible (left) and Catherine Schiable

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

1. Faith-healing sentencing: A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing are scheduled to be sentenced today for the death of a second child who died without seeing a physician. Herbert and Catherine Schaible face 20 or more years in prison for the death of 8-month-old Brandon, who died last year, while the two were under court order to get medical care for their children. Two-year-old Kent died in 2009 of untreated pneumonia.

2. OT bonanza: The City of Philadelphia paid out nearly $200,000 in overtime last year, with police homicide Lt. Melvin Williams as the top OT earner, raking in $108,026 to boost his total pay to $211,444.

3. Ironworkers indicted: Ten Ironworkers Local 401 leaders are facing federal racketeering charges. Prosecutors allege that they set fires, started riots and made threats to contractors who hired nonunion workers.

4. Charter schools in Camden: Two charter school networks aiming to open sites in Camden will present their plans at a series of community meetings beginning tonight.

5. N.J.'s congressional delegation: U.S. Rep Rush Holt won't run for reelection in November, becoming the third New Jersey congressman who will resign or retire by the end of 2014. The announcement has set off yet another scramble in the state for a congressional seat.

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