5 stories to follow: June 12


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

1. Saggy pants ban: Wildwood leaders are set to pass a law today that bans overly saggy pants on the Shore town's boardwalk.

2. Sex-abuse sentencings for priest, teacher: A Roman Catholic priest and a former teacher are scheduled to be sentenced today for sexually assaulting a young boy in the 1990s. Ex-teacher Bernard Shero is being sentenced on rape, indecent assault and other charges; Rev. Charles Englehardt is being sentenced for indecent assault, corruption of a minor and conspiracy.

3. Faith-healing couple in court: Also in court today are Herbert and Catherine Schaible, who face charges in the April death of their 8-month-old son, Brandon, who died of pneumonia. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for this morning. The pair was previously convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of another child because they used faith-healing instead of medicine.

4. Lawyer defends contractor after collapse: An attorney for Griffin Campbell, whose business was tasked with demolishing the building that collapsed at 22nd and Market streets last week, says the contractor "didn't see" the excavator blamed for the collapse doing demolition. The heavy equipment was supposed to be only used for removing debris that day, lawyer Kenneth Edelin says.

5. NSA surveillance fallout: A Senate subcommittee will question the head of the National Security Agency today about government surveillance programs that were disclosed last week. Reports in the Guardian and Washington Post revealed that the NSA was collecting phone records of Verizon customers as well as mining data from leading Internet companies. At least two lawsuits -- by a Philly couple and activist attorney, and by the American Civil Liberties Union -- have been filed over the surveillance.

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