[+2] A man is arrested for throwing a Diet Coke through the window of U.S. Rep. Bob Brady’s South Philly office. Could this be the work of Big Soda?
[+1] Mitt Romney stops by two Wawas on a campaign swing through Pennsylvania. And twice he’s mistaken for one of those machines you use to order a sandwich.
[+2] In the midst of a dismal season, the Phila-delphia Union fire their coach, Peter Nowak. The Philadelphia Union is a team of soccer players, BTW.
[-4] It’s Our Money finds that for four years the city paid for the utilities of two eateries owned by politically connected businessman Michael Karloutsos. It’s Our Money is some sort of a blog, apparently.
[+1] The Philadelphia Soul clinch home-field advantage for the playoffs. The Phila-delphia Soul is some sort of singing competition, maybe? Or it’s people who hunt ghosts? We’ll look it up.
[-2] A 45-year-old grandmother in Kensington is sentenced to 57 months in prison for dealing prescription drugs near her grandson’s school. “I hope I get out of jail before my great-grandchildren are born,” she says. “I want to sell them pills.”
[-2] Five-time Wing Bowl champion El Wingador is busted for dealing cocaine. Say it ain’t so, El. You used to be a hero in this city. Like Rocky, if that were a movie about a guy who was really good at not puking.
[-2] A man shot nine times is charged with lying to a grand jury about the incident. “Sorry about that,” he says. “Just trying to avoid getting shot nine more times.”
[-1] Police say last week’s yacht-sinking hoax in New Jersey is part of a trend wherein people crank call 911 with elaborate stories. Word to the wise: If you’ve got an emergency, keep it simple.
[+1] Reading Terminal Market installs the “Rick Nichols Room” to honor the recently retired Inquirer columnist. “I live here now,” says Nichols.
This week’s total: -4 | Last week’s total: -6