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5 stories to follow: Dec. 9

Kick off the week with a quick look at five stories to know about today:

1. Winter weather: The Philadelphia region got its first real taste of winter this season, with an unexpectedly large storm causing one death and dumping up to 10 inches of snow in South Jersey. This morning, a mix of snow, slush, ice and rain continues to plague the roadways, and more snow is forecasted for Tuesday.

2. Bear hunt: New Jersey's six-day black bear hunt begins today. Fewer permits have been issued this year, state officials say, and some animal-rights groups are planning protests during the hunt.

3. Meningitis vaccine: Princeton University will begin administering a new meningitis vaccine today, the first use of the vaccine in the country. The Ivy League school has seen an outbreak of type B meningococcal disease since the spring, and will begin offering certain groups a vaccine for the strain that's licensed for use in Europe and Australia, but not the United States.

4. Lincoln Memorial laser scan: The Abington firm DJS Associates will begin laser-scanning the Lincoln Memorial today. The 3-D digital image will be used for education and to record the monument's dimensions for posterity.

5. Top teacher: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is slated to name the state's teacher of the year this morning. The winner will be named from the 12 finalists at a Hershey awards program. Instructors in Delaware and Montgomery counties are among those up for the honor.