Longtime Philly Weatherman Herb Clarke Passes Away at 84

Plus: Catholic school students protest closings, Neshaminy teachers prepare to strike, PHL expansion faces opposition, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Former Philly Weatherman Herb Clarke Dies at 84. Philadelphians got their weather reports from Clarke on WCAU for over 40 years. The Navy vet passed away yesterday at a Bryn Mawr nursing home due to complications with Alzheimer’s disease. [NBC Philadelphia]

Flyers Blow a Late Lead. The Flyers were up 4-2 in the third period. Then they weren’t. [Philly.com]

Neshaminy Prepares for a Teachers Strike. Picket lines were expected to appear by 7 a.m. today as the teachers of Neshaminy School District were set to strike. The teachers have worked four years without a contract and haven’t received a pay raise since ’08. They also don’t pay for health care. [6 ABC]

Catholic Students and Parents to Protest School Closings. Some small demonstrations on Sunday seem to be just an appetizer as students and parents have planned a full course of protests at Catholic schools recommended to close. [FOX 29]

U.S. Airways Opposes PHL Expansion. U.S. Airways—the largest airline serving PHL travelers—has come out in opposition of a multi-million dollar airport expansion project anchored by a new runway along the Delaware River. [Inquirer]

Pennsylvania Getting Strict With DUI Offenders? A new bill in the State Senate would require first-time DUI offenders to have their vehicles outfitted with the ignition interlock devices that check a driver’s BAC before the car will start. [Daily Local]

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