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5 stories to follow: June 11

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

5 stories to follow: June 11

Drew Katz.
Drew Katz.

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

1. Media ownership: Drew Katz is planning to sell his stake in the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com to H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest. Lenfest and Katz's father, Lewis Katz, won control of papers and website at a late May auction; Lewis Katz died in a plane crash days later. 

2. Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash: The Wal-Mart truck driver facing charges in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that killed one person and injured others, including actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, is scheduled to appear in court today. Kevin Roper is accused of death by auto and assault by auto, and prosecutors say he hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident. Morgan remains in critical but stable condition.

3. N.J. tax breaks: A report being released today says New Jersey has given out $4 billion in tax subsidies and credits to businesses since 2010 -- a big increase from recent decades -- and questions the benefits of those tax breaks. The report comes a day after the state Economic Development Authority awarded $82 million in tax credits tot he Sixers to build a practice facility on the Camden waterfront.

4. Sugarhouse poker room: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board meets today, and SugarHouse Casino will ask the board to permit the facility to build a temporary poker room.

5. Pa. pensions: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett wants legislators to take action on a bill that would change pensions for future state employees. State House Republicans are weighing the measure, and it could be debated on the floor today.

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