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5 stories to follow: Oct. 29

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

5 stories to follow: Oct. 29

In this Aug. 6, 1999 file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa. ( AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File )
In this Aug. 6, 1999 file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa. ( AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File )

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

1. Sandusky fallout: A day after Penn State said it had paid nearly $60 million to settle claims with 26 people who say they were abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, lawyers for Joe Paterno's family and the NCAA will be in court. The suit filed by the former head coach's family alleges defamation, breach of contract and commercial disparagement and today's hearing in Bellefonte is slated to address whether the the claims should be thrown out.

2. Teacher reassignments: Scores of Philadelphia School District teachers have been moved into new schools through the district's "leveling" process, which reassigns instructors several weeks into the school year based on enrollment.

3. WiFi, apps for SEPTA: SEPTA is set to roll out free WiFi at bus, subway and trolley stations and an official iPhone app today.

4. Hero award ceremony: A retired Marine from Swarthmore will receive the prestigious American Hero of the Year Award today at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. Cpl. Jason Simms, now a human resource specialist for the Navy's Wounded Warrior Program in Northeast Philadelphia, is being honored for his actions during and continued military work after an ambush in Fallujah in 2004. He received 15,000 online votes, besting four other finalists from around the country.

5. Sandy anniversary: We're looking at the impact of Superstorm Sandy one year later. Mantoloking, one of the hardest-hit places on the Shore, is still struggling. Complete coverage is here.

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