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#PhillyFive Developing Stories: Dec. 30, 2014

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

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

1. Beloved bus driver: Today is the last day on the job for Eugene "Smitty" Smith, a beloved driver who is retiring after carrying passengers across Philadelphia on SEPTA buses for 36 years.

2. Boy's tragic death: Family and friends are mourning the death of 10-year-old Matthew McCloskey, who was killed when he was struck by a police cruiser Sunday night in Franklin Township. The accident remains under investigation, and authorities are probing whether Officer Nicholas Locilento had his lights or sirens on when the crash occurred as he was responding to a call.

3. Help for Palmer families: The Philadelphia School District has scheduled a number of sessions, beginning this morning, to help students at the now-shuttered Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School register at district schools for when classes resume in January. Families can also register online.

4. N.J. native's crash death: Relatives and friends are calling for the Episcopal bishop who was the driving in a Maryland hit-and-run crash that killed Tom Palermo to be "held accountable" in the Riverton native's death.

5. Shooting of 8-year-old: Police are investigating the shooting of an 8-year-old boy in North Philadelphia.