Philly Is the Unhealthiest County in Pennsylvania

Plus: Santorum’s last stand, Philly’s E-Lane prank is really lesson for nation, Lavs fined for Sunday’s antics against the Pens, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Philadelphia County Is Unhealthy. In fact, a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation determined that Philadelphia County is the unhealthiest county in Pennsylvania. They considered health behavior, clinical care, social and economic factors, physical environment and even the number of fast-food joints in the region. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

Santorum’s Last Chance in Wisconsin? Wisconsin may be the last chance for Rick Santorum in this year’s race for the Republican nomination. He’s indicated that he’ll drop out once Romney hits the magic number of 1,144 delegates. “Rooster” will need to have quite a surprise showing in Wisconsin to keep the pressure on. [Daily Beast]

Philly’s E-Lane Prank Has Serious Side. In case you learned nothing this week, the national press will remind us that Mayor Nutter’s April Fool’s Day fooling—about Philadelphia’s plans for an e-lane, or a walkway designated for people who walk and text—was actually meant to teach us all a lesson. Wonk, wonk. [Washington Post]

Lavs Fined for Sunday’s Antics. The Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette has been fined $10,000 by the NHL for his actions on Sunday. During Philly’s game against the Pens, Lavs broke Max Talbot’s stick over the top of the boards and yelled some (allegedly naughty) things in the general direction of the Pittsburgh bench. [Crossing Broad]

Burlco Man Loses on Strip Searches. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to say that authorities can pretty much strip search any inmate to prevent the smuggling of drugs or weapons. The case was brought by a Bordentown man who was mistakenly arrested for contempt of court and strip searched at two jails. [Inquirer]

Rabies at the Shore. A Seaville woman had to put her pet chihuahua down after it was attacked by a rabid raccoon. Locals are urged to make sure their pets have proper vaccines and to be careful about letting the animals out at night. [Fox 29]

Elderly Targets in Phone Scam. Someone called an elderly woman pretending to be her godson. Next thing you know she’s wiring a stranger money to help “him” make bail, except her godson isn’t actually in jail. Reports of scams like this in the area have spiked over the past few months. [6 ABC]

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