Stories we’re chasing

    It’s Veterans Day, which means every government employee left town around 3 p.m. yesterday for a long weekend. But there’s still news to be found, and we’re finding it! Here’s a roundup of some of the things we’re chasing.

    Philadelphia’s got and estimated 4,000 vacant properties, according to a report released today from the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corportations. Tom MacDonald will find out where these properties are, how they became vacant and what the city is doing to correct the problem.

    Remember that adorable couple who got engaged during the Love Letters tour? Peter Crimmins tracked down the Nova Scotia-based pair, and will talk to them about the experience.

    The FDA is pushing tobacco companies to put graphic images on their products to deter consumers from buying them. Meggan Kole will talk with smokers about the images and whether they think graphic photos are enough to break an addiction.

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    We’re chasing these stories and more this morning, but news isn’t news without the readers. Tell us what you want to know about these leads. Use the Feed the Feed form to your right to submit your questions, tips and suggestions.

    And since you weren’t at our morning meeting, we’ll leave you with a snippet of our conversation so yo don’t feel left out.

    NewsWorks Executive Director Chris Satullo following a pitch about an increase in ADHD diagnoses in Delaware children: “I’m sorry, what were we talking about?”

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