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5 stories to follow: July 29

It's Monday. Get your week started with a quick look at stories we'll be following today:

5 stories to follow: July 29

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier (AP file photo)
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier (AP file photo)

It's Monday. Get your week started with a quick look at stories we'll be following today:

1. Penn State hearing: Three former Penn State administrators face a preliminary hearing today over their alleged roles in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Former university president Graham Spanier, retired vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley contend that they didn't cover up allegations that Sandusky was sexually preying on boys. A judge will decide whether their case should proceed to trial after the hearing, which is expected to last a day or two.

2. Record rainfall: Authorities are investigating a fatal car crash into the Schuylkill River that happened during Sunday night's record-setting rainfall. A 21-year-old woman was killed when her vehicle plunged into the river near Boathouse Row, and police are trying to determine what led to the accident. The 8.02 inches of rain that fell Sunday set multiple records, including the record for the most rain ever to fall on a single day at Philadelphia International Airport. Including rain that fell during the early hours of Monday, a total of 8.26 inches was recorded at the airport during the storm.

3. Buono's running mate: State Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democratic candidate for governor in New Jersey, is slated to announce her running mate today. Reports surfaced last week that Buono had selected labor organizer Milly Silva as her lieutenant governor pick in her bid to challenge Republican incumbent Gov. Chris Christie. The choice is expected to become official at a morning news conference and rally in East Rutherford.

4. McNabb retires: Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb will announce his retirement from pro football today -- as an Eagle. McNabb played 11 seasons with the team, before being traded to the Washington Redskins and then the Minnesota Vikings. He was released from the Vikings in 2011 and hasn't played since, but will sign a one-day contract in Philadelphia today, to officially retire from the NFL as an Eagle.

5. Increased reward in woman's death: Police and family members will announce an increased reward today for information about the death of Carol Reiff, whose remains were found in a wooded area of Gloucester Township on June 24. She had been missing since June 20, and her family has been pleading for help in figuring out what happened.

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