Girl Texts Family Saying Officer Offered Her $100 for Sex, Held Her Against Her Will

Plus: Flyers drop Game 3 in OT, new Penn State trustees will be announced, the SRC and City Council have a meeting before the meeting, and more of what Philly is talking about today.

Philly Officer Charged With Assaulting Minor. A PPD officer was arrested at a Bensalem motel with a 21-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl. It’s alleged that the 21-year-old lured the 14-year-old to a meeting with the officer, who then drove them to the motel, and offered the girl money for sex. The girl allegedly sent text messages to her family to tell them she was being held against her will and that the man was trying to pay her for sex. [PhillyBurbs]

Flyers Lose in OT. The Orange and Black dropped Game 3 to New Jersey when the Devils capitalized on a sluggish overtime period and caught Philly during a lazy line change. The good guys are down 2-1 in the series. [The 700 Level]

37,500 Alumni Voted for PSU Trustees. Three vacancies on Penn State’s board of trustees will be filled when the winners of a recent election are announced at a trustees meeting this afternoon. A record 37,500 votes were cast in the election. Six additional spots on the board will also be filled by appointment or election by interest groups. [Inquirer]

SRC and Council Meet Before Budget Session. Last night they had a meeting before the meeting to ease some of the tension leading up to an important budget session next week. Councilman W. Wilson Goode Jr. was less than thrilled with Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudson’s quote that ended up as an Inquirer headline on Tuesday. Knudson said the schools needed $94 million from the tax reassessment in order to open in the fall. [Inquirer]

Mayor Nutter Appeals for “Not Less” Money. Mayor Nutter and Pittsburgh’s Mayor Luke Ravenstahl worked together yesterday to encourage legislators to alter Governor Corbett’s $27.1 billion state budget. Mayor Nutter said that they weren’t asking for more money, they’re “asking not to get less.” [Post-Gazette]

Colwyn Council Meeting Gets Crazy. After Colwyn’s mayor placed three officers and the deputy police chief on leave in the wake of the tasing scandal, he declared a state of emergency so that he could reinstate the whistle-blowing officer. Last evening, council lifted the state of emergency, put the officer back on leave, and reinstated the deputy chief as some people tried to contain their laughter and at least one woman was escorted from the room by police. [Daily News]

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