News chase: Wilmington shooting updates, gaming board hears casino proposals, and a new bishop in Camden

    Coming later from the WHYY newsroom: updates on the investigation following Monday’s New Castle courthouse shooting.

    Also, Tom MacDonald is at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hearing for Philly casino applicants. All six proposals are being presented.

    Benjamin Herold will have a report from the City Council hearing on school closingsthat was called last week by Councilmember Jannie Blackwell. 

    Emma Jacobs is looking into the conflict between the U.S. Labor Department and the state of Pennsylvania over unemployment insurance. Also, who are local politicians taking as guest to President Obama’s State of the Union Address?

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    Online college course aggregator Coursera is allowing users to earn college credits. Zack Seward will have a report from the WHYY innovations desk. And he’ll have more information on a statistical new way to look at the genetics of heart disease.

    Phil Gregory is looking at new facial-recognition technology used by the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission to detect fake IDs.

    Mary Wilson will have a report out of Harrisburg about Pa. Senate testimony from state Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch. This is where any legislation to implement a transportation funding plan is going to start, she says.

    And we’ll tell you about the installation of a new bishop in the Camden Diocese.

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