Here's your daily look at five stories to know about today:
1. City Council returns: The Philadelphia City Council returns from its summer recess today, with school funding slated to dominate the agenda. Council President Darrell Clarke plans to introduce a bill today to have the city give the school district $50 million for closed school buildings, which could then be sold to earn the money back. Other issues on tap for the fall session include a report on the deadly June building collapse at 22nd and Market streets, legislation to create a land bank for the city's vacant properties and a bill that would force the mayor to get permission from Council before challenging an arbitration award.
2. Sentencing in Autumn Pasquale slaying: Justin Robinson, the 16-year-old who pleaded guilty to killing Autumn Pasquale last October, is scheduled to be sentenced today. The 12-year-old Pasquale disappeared after leaving her Clayton home for a bicycle ride, setting off a massive search for the girl. Robinson faces a 17-year prison sentence.
3. Strip club opens in A.C.: Scores, a $25 million adult-entertainment complex, opens today in Atlantic City. Officials hope the venue inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel brings sex appeal and new visitors to the struggling city.