#PhillyFive Developing Stories: March 17, 2015
Your early look at the day's developing stories.
Here's your look at five stories we're following today:
1. Tangled web of Philly politics: Union leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty reportedly plans to spend $1 million to unseat City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson because Johnson's mentor, State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, failed to endorse Dougherty's brother's bid for state Supreme Court. Got that?
2. School fire: The hunt is on for the arsonist who set fire to Wyncote Academy's 19th century building over the weekend.
3. Ghost station: A study has found it will cost about $18.5 million to reopen PATCO's shuttered station under Franklin Square. That's 50 percent more that the transit ageny's own projections and casts doubt on its possible reopening.
4. Police abuse case: A trial is under way in federal court in a suit brought by a retired Philadelphia police officer, who is black, alleging he was stopped and roughed up by two white officers for no reason but the color of his skin.
5. Israeli Elections: Voting is under way in Israel, where polls show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party is in a tight race with center-leftists led by Isaac Herzog. First exit poll results are expected about 3 p.m. Philadelphia time.