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5 stories to follow: Feb. 18

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

5 stories to follow: Feb. 18

Carl Adkins had High Street in West Chester to himself last week as he walked two miles in the snow to his job at Chester County Hospital. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)
Carl Adkins had High Street in West Chester to himself last week as he walked two miles in the snow to his job at Chester County Hospital. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer) CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer

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

1. More snow: Another few inches of snow fell early this morning in the Philadelphia region, prompting a number of travel delays and late openings.

2. Luxury hotel: Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to announce today that Kimpton Hotels will open a luxury hotel at the Family Court building at 18th and Vine streets, a major development project for the Logan Square neighborhood.

3. Police escort: A terminally ill 3-year-old boy will receive a massive police escort from Philadelphia International Airport to his Springfield, Delaware County, home this afternoon. Brayden Chandler, who was diagnosed with a kidney tumor last year, will be returning from his Make-A-Wish vacation at Walt Disney World, and a Radnor police officer has organized a big escort home for the family.

4. Gay-marriage licenses: Advocates for gay marriage will be at Philadelphia's City Hall this morning, seeking marriage licenses and to have their out-of-state nuptials recognized here.

5. Tax-relief deadline: Today is the deadline to apply for Philadelphia's Longtime Owner Occupants Program, a tax-relief program that aims to help longtime homeowners whose property values have jumped due to property tax changes. The applications must be received by the city -- not postmarked -- by today, and can be dropped off at several locations.

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