Investors Offer $60M for Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com

Plus: Santorum slipping in PA, Jersey teens punished for Trayvon protest, crime up during SEPTA police strike, and more of what Philly is talking about today.

Group Offers $60M for PMN. The group of investors headed up by Lewis Katz and George Norcross has offered to purchase the parent company of the Inky, Daily News, and Philly.com for $60 million. They sent a letter of intent to the firm handling the sale of Philadelphia Media Network and also mentioned their plan to eliminate 35 more positions at the company. [Inquirer]

Santorum Slipping in PA. Rick Santorum holds just a two percent lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania according to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College poll. [Daily News]

Jersey Teens Punished for Trayvon Protest. A bunch of high-schoolers in Deptford were handed suspensions when they refused to take down their hoods. The students wore hoodies and held signs in a protest over the death of Trayvon Martin. Some were told they couldn’t walk at graduation if they didn’t take down their hoods. [Fox 29]

Crime Up During SEPTA Police Strike. While SEPTA Police continue to strike over 35 cents per hour, theft and robberies are up on subway lines. Oh, and SEPTA has spent about $125,000 on police overtime and private security, too. [Metro]

Strippers Arrested. Wait, you mean to tell us that strip clubs are often a hub for prostitution and other criminal activities? Next you’re going to tell us that marijuana is a gateway drug. [Daily News]

Sixers Beat the Lowly Cavs. Jodie Meeks dropped 31 points to help Philly ease past Cleveland, but eventually the Sixers are going to have to beat a team with a respectable record. [CSN Philly]

More Car Vandalism in Northeast. This time, someone threw paint thinner on a bunch of cars in Lawncrest. [NBC Philadelphia]

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