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5 stories to follow: Oct. 7

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

5 stories to follow: Oct. 7

Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ.
Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ.

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

1. Cancer center: A $100 million cancer center opens today in Camden. The Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is a partnership between Cooper University Health Care and Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center. The facility is the first partnership in the Northeast for MD Anderson, one of the country's premier cancer treatment and research centers.

2. Kingsessing shooting: One person was killed and five others were wounded in a Sunday night Kingsessing shooting. Police say no one has come forward with any leads or motive for the barrage of gunfire.

3. Anchor's tweet: A Fox29 anchor is facing criticism for her tweet about the Kingsessing shootings. A message on Joyce Evans' Twitter account (@JoyceEvansFox29) read: "Thought "Breaking Bad" was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who's breakin' bad in SW Philly leavin' 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!"

4. Private law firm for the poor?: Mayor Nutter's administration is considering paying $9.5 million to hire a private law firm to represent poor Philadelphians in cases in which the public defender has a conflict. The plan has many opponents, and the legal community will share their concerns at a City Council hearing today.

5. Heavy rain: Downpours and strong thunderstorms are expected in the Philadelphia area today, the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen.

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