Someone Mailed Senator Pat Toomey Fake Anthrax

Plus: Jeff Carter and Mike Richards reunite, 10 Occupy protesters were acquitted, everyone is waiting for news on the Catholic school closings, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Senator Toomey Receives Letter With White Powder. A person called “the MIB” has vowed to send letters containing white powder to all 100 senators and that 10 percent of the letters will contain a deadly pathogen, presumably anthrax. Senator Pat Toomey’s office received the letter yesterday afternoon and results indicated that the powder was harmless. [FOX 29]

Oilers Drop Flyers 2-0. The Flyers couldn’t find the back of the net as they lost to Edmonton 2-0 last night. Lavy was, um, less than thrilled about his team’s performance. Bryz looked good late though, so that’s a consolation of sorts. [The 700 Level]

Reunited and it Feels So Good. The ladies of UCLA and USC should prepare themselves because the band has gotten back together. Jeff Carter was traded to the Los Angeles Kings yesterday, reuniting him with fellow former Flyer Mike Richards. Somewhere, the owner of Jagermeister fist-pumped when he heard the news. [Crossing Broad]

Occupy Protesters Acquitted. Yesterday, a Philadelphia judge acquitted the 10 members of Occupy Philly who were arrested while protesting outside the Police Administration Building at 8th and Race back in October. [Daily News]

Everyone Is Waiting for News on the Catholic Schools. An announcement is expected sometime today that will dictate the fate of the Catholic high schools recommended for closing. The ruling was supposed to be made last week, but was pushed back until today. [FOX 29]

Police Nab Camden Rape Suspect. A 19-year-old man arrested for robbery is also expected to be charged with a series of sexual assaults that occurred during the day in a Camden park. Police say that he’ll be charged for at least two of the sexual assaults by the end of today. [Inquirer]

Federal Mandate Costs SEPTA $100 Million. A new train-control system that will automatically stop trains if engineers ignore or miss a signal will cost SEPTA $100 million. The system is federally mandated and must be installed by 2015. It’s aimed to prevent incidents like the collision that killed 25 people and injured 130 in Los Angeles in 2008. [Inquirer]

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