Good morning, everybody! It’s me, Patty-Pat Kozlowski, your host of the Philadelphia Daily — here to explain everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. In today’s issue of the Daily, we have these stories and more:
- Three Philadelphia SWAT Police Officers were shot serving a warrant in North Philadelphia.
- Is your USPS mailbox on the corner safe anymore? Check your checks!
- Yo DJ! Listen to the Phillies locker room song playlists!
But first, today’s weather:
Heavy rain and a thunderstorm. High: 70 Low: 53. Just like the weather in Atlanta yesterday taht caused a long rain delay, we’re seeing more storms all day today.
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Here are the top three stories today in Philadelphia:
- A cacophony of bullets exploded early Wednesday morning near 10th and Brown streets when the Philadelphia Police SWAT Team executed a warrant for 19-year-old Raheem Lee. Three SWAT Officers were shot and Lee was shot and killed by return fire. He was wanted for homicide and other violent crimes. (WPVI-TV)
- The USPS has a check theft problem. Thieves have been breaking into those blue corner mailboxes and stealing checks mailed by customers for utilities, bills even taking them from birthday cards. Center City, Fitler Square, Graduate Hospital, Northwest Philadelphia and Germantown are ranked as the highest mail check theft areas in Philadelphia. (Chestnut Hill Local)
- Ever wonder how the Phillies celebrate after a win? Backup catcher Garrett Stubbs is the team’s locker room DJ and has been busy playing the tunes that kept the Fightin’ Phils pumped up and partying after all these playoff wins. (inquirer.com)
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Today in Philadelphia:
- Carpenters’ Company of Philadelphia: “Changing the Face of the City – The Architectural History of t (5:30 PM)
- Exhibition – Opening cocktail – A closer look by Nancy Hellebrand (6:30 PM)
- Flyers vs. Devils (7:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- Withers Wasn’t Dog-napped! ACCT Philly put out a call for help and released a video of an individual taking the small brown dog from its headquarters a few days ago, which Patch reported on and shared the information. Turns out, the man was the dog’s owner. ACCT said, “we are always glad when a dog is reunited with its owner. However, with over five thousand dogs a year coming into ACCT, it is critical that members of the public follow the process we have established for reuniting pets with their owners.” (ACCT Philly)
- Philadelphia Parks & Recreation: “PHILLY! Do you love your park? Volunteer for #LoveYourPark Fall Service Day on Saturday, Nov. 12! We’ll be working together to rake leaves 🍂, plant trees 🌳, and get our parks ready for winter ❄️. Find a participating park near you.” (Philadelphia Parks & Recreation via Facebook)
- Who wants to buy Villanova University? How about the Admore Train Station? Every time you pass GO you still collect $200 in this version of Main Line Monoply! “Monopoly Main Line Edition,” a special edition of the board game that features top attractions and landmarks from parts of Montgomery County, went on sale Tuesday through major online retailers and local businesses. (PhillyVoice)
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— Patty-Pat Kozlowski
About me: Patty-Pat Kozlowski has been writing community news and Philly-cenric Op/Eds for over 20 years. A Jill of all trades she’s been a stand-up comedian, chef, DJ, newspaper editor, food trucker and Parks Director for Philadelphia Parks & Rec as well as a community relations/legislative aide for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Philadelphia City Council.
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