Plea Bargain for Jerry Sandusky?

Plus: Romney clinches the GOP nominations, Dharun Ravi apologizes, Pep Boys terminated mergers, and more of what Philly is talking about today.

Plea Bargain for Sandusky? On Tuesday, Jerry Sandusky met in private with his attorney Joseph Amendola, the state prosecutors, and the judge presiding over the case. The three-hour meeting came a day before the final scheduled pretrial hearing and has some people speculating that a plea bargain is in the works. [Inquirer]

Romney Wins Texas, GOP Nomination. Tuesday evening Mitt Romney won the Texas primary, lifting him over the 1,144-delegate mark to clinch the GOP nomination for November’s presidential election. [Wall Street Journal] Also yesterday, the Romney team released a new iPhone app in which “America” was spelled wrong; this error created endless Twitter fun last night. [New York Times]

Ravi Apologizes, Heads to Jail. Dharun Ravi—convicted in the Rutgers webcam case—finally issued an apology yesterday afternoon before asking to begin his jail sentence. “I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made,” Ravi said. He hopes to begin serving his sentence today, and might only spend 20 days in jail if he behaves himself. [Inquirer]

Pep Boys Terminates Merger. Pep Boys has announced it has canceled its merger with California-based Gores Group. The deal would have had Gores paying $15 a share for the company, which would have come out to nearly $800 million. Instead, they’ve called off the deal after Pep Boys disclosed first-quarter sales and net income short of projections. [Inquirer]

Germantown Woman Strangled. Police have announced that the 20-year-old woman found dead and wrapped in sheets on Rufe Street Monday night had been strangled. [NBC Philadelphia]

Phillies Lose to the Mets. Joe Blanton gave up six runs (again) as the Phils fell to the Mets at Citi Field. So, Blanton gives up six runs every time he hits the mound, Lee’s fighting with Victorino in the dugout, and Halladay is on the shelf for two months. Let’s just throw Hamels every day until his arm falls off, shall we? [Phillies]

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