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5 stories to follow: July 2

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

5 stories to follow: July 2

Propane tank that exploded at a food truck in Feltonville and landed 150 feet away in a backyard.
Propane tank that exploded at a food truck in Feltonville and landed 150 feet away in a backyard. AUBREY WHELAN / Staff

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

1. Food truck explosion: Twelve people were injured, several critically, when a food truck exploded in Feltonville on Tuesday night. A 42-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter who worked at truck suffered third-degree burns to 50 percent of their bodies. Authorities are working to determine whether the propane-tank blast was accidental or suspicious.

2. Fourth festivities, forecast: Independence Day events are already beginning in Philadelphia, with Wawa Hoagie Day taking place at the Independence Visitor Center this afternoon as part of the Wawa Welcome America! festivities. But the season's first named storm, Tropical Storm Arthur, could put a damper on weekend events and is creating a higher risk of rip currents at the Jersey Shore through the holiday weekend.

3. Kane criticism: In an op-ed published in the Inquirer today, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association is criticizing state Attorney General Kathleen Kane for making remarks that "disparaged" prosecutors in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation case.

4. Pa. budget: Pennsylvania has begun its new fiscal year without a budget.

5. Gubernatorial race: A Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College poll being released today shows York County Democratic businessman Tom Wolf leading incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, 47-25, in Pennsylvania's race for governor, with 27 percent of voters undecided.

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