Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:
1. Snow, cold: After Tuesday's record-setting snowfall, bitter cold is on tap for the Philadelphia region today. Many schools are closed, and most area government offices are either also shut or opening late.
2. Northern Liberties slaying: Police are continuing to investigate the death of a young woman in Northern Liberties, who was apparently shot to death as she struggled with a robber over her purse. Investigators were targeting two people "of interest" earlier in the week for the death of 26-year-old Amber Long, but on Tuesday determined that the tipster was lying in order to get out of a drug debt.
3. Bridgegate: New Jersey lawmakers have consolidated their inquiries into the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal, with a joint panel now set to investigate the involvement of aides and allies to Gov. Chris Christie in the closures that tied up traffic in Fort Lee and on the bridge.