Happy Friday. Here's your quick look at five stories to know about before the weekend.
1. Casino plans: Philadelphia's sole casino, SugarHouse, has unveiled plans for a $155 million expansion. The casino plans on adding a banquet hall with a riverside balcony, increasing the size of its gaming floor, building a parking garage and extending its riverwalk and bike path. Meanwhile, the six groups vying for Philadelphia's second casino license have released updated traffic impact studies about their proposals.
2. School rallies: Two Philadelphia schools are planning to protest the loss of teachers at rallies this morning. Several teachers are being removed from Cook-Wissahickon School in Wissahickon and Sharswood School in South Philadelphia due to the "leveling" process, which reassigns teachers based on actual enrollment numbers at schools throughout the district.
3. Ex-WMMR DJ arrested in sex sting: A former DJ for WMMR-RM is due in court today to face charges that he tried to transport a 7-year-old for sex in the Virgini Islands. David Herman, who launched his radio career at WMMR in the 1960s, was arrested in a child-sex sting operation and faces a preliminary hearing today in St. Croix.