Skip to content
Link copied to clipboard

#PhillyFive Developing Stories: Dec. 23, 2014

Your early look at five of the day's developing stories.

Here's your look at five stories we're following today:

1. Cuban fugitive: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is repeating his call for President Obama to demand that Cuba return Joanne Chesimard -- who escaped from prison and fled to Cuba after being convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police trooper -- while Cuban authorities say they have the right to grant asylum, including to fugitives.

2. DuPont and Wilmington: DuPont has announced it is moving 1,000 workers, including the chief executive, out of Wilmington in July, speeding the chemical-maker's retreat from the city.

3. Horse show leadership: The president and chairman of the Devon Horse Show have been forced out amid allegations of secret deals and conflicts.

4. Tollefson's trial: Former sportscaster Don Tollefson says he is seeking a lawyer who will represent him for free and will continue to fight fraud charges while trying to raise funds to repay any money he owes. The former celebrity broadcaster withdrew a guilty plea in the alleged $300,000 scheme and is now expected to head to trial in early January.

5. Tuition lawsuit: The case of a Temple University student from New Jersey who is suing her parents for tuition payments is now headed to an appeals court.