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5 stories to follow: June 17

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

5 stories to follow: June 17

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A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that opiates latch onto and helping the body "remember" to take in air. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that opiates latch onto and helping the body "remember" to take in air. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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

1. Anti-OD pilot: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is slated to announce today that the state is expanding a pilot program that lets police officers carry and use a drug that can reverse heroin overdoses. Officers in every county will be trained to administer the drug. The pilot launched this spring started in Ocean and Monmouth counties and later expanded to Camden.

2. Veteran health care: Amid national attention on long wait times for veterans at VA medical centers, Cooper University Health Care in Camden is set to announce a priority program today that will offer same-day primary-care service for veterans.

3. PGW sale: Nutter administration officers are pushing City Council to introduce legislation before the council's summer recess that would privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. The consultant hired by the council, Concentric Energy Advisors, is expected to brief members today.

4. Comcast in Manhattan: A New York City preservation commission is scheduled to vote on Comcast Corp.'s proposal to replace the General Electric lighted signs at 30 Rockefeller Plaza with the Comcast logo, which includes the NBC peacock.

5. Ardrossan estate: A special public meeting is being held tonight on Radnor Township's plans for the Ardrossan Estate property.

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