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5 stories to follow: March 14

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5 stories to follow: March 14

A person walks around a damaged US Airways jet at the end of a runway at the Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. Airline officials said the flight was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff around 6:30 p.m., after the front landing gear failed. An airport spokeswoman said no injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
A person walks around a damaged US Airways jet at the end of a runway at the Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. Airline officials said the flight was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff around 6:30 p.m., after the front landing gear failed. An airport spokeswoman said no injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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

1. PHL accident: A U.S. Airways plane headed to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., blew tire, causing the nose gear to collapse, and skidded to a stop Thursday night at Philadelphia International Airport. Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the incident.

2. SEPTA contract: SEPTA and the Transport Workers Union Local 234 are continuing negotiations as the union's contract expires at midnight. SEPTA officials have scheduled a press briefing for this morning to release details about how a strike would affect service.

3. Flood insurance: President Barack Obama is expected to sign a bill that would scale back hikes in flood-insurance premiums for homeowners in flood-prone areas.

4. Condo building eviction: Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections could order residents of an EAst Oak Lane condominium building to leave their residences as soon as this afternoon. The department has posted a cease-and-desist order at the Oak Lane Garden building, saying there are life-threatening safety violations there.

5. Boyd decision: A decision from the Philadelphia Historical Commission is expected today on a plan to demolish part of the Boyd Theater.

 

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