Don’t Look Now, But the Phillies Are on a Bona Fide Winning Streak

Plus: Police investigate the rape of a 12-year-old girl, Paternoville changes its name, the defecating cabbie has been fired, and more of what Philly is talking about today.

Phillies Win Again. A 3-2 win over the Dodgers—in part thanks to Ryan Howard’s first home run of 2012—makes three straight for the good guys. Oh, and Doc’s on the hill on Tuesday. Not so fast with that fire sale, Rube. [Phillies]

Rape at Rec Center. A 12-year-old girl says that four 14-year-old boys raped her in a stairwell of a Southwest Philly rec center. Police are investigating the incident at Francis Myers Recreation Center. No arrests have been made. [Daily News]

Defecating Cabbie Fired. The cab driver who was caught on camera taking a dump on a Philadelphia city sidewalk has reportedly been fired by Freedom Taxi. His license has been suspended pending an investigation, and he faces a fine of $350 to $1,000. [Daily News]

Paternoville Is No More. The student group at Penn State that camps out for the best seats at football games has officially changed its name to “Nittanyville” in the wake of the findings of the Freeh Report. [USA Today]

Service to Dallas. Spirit Airlines has announced service from PHL to Dallas-Fort Worth will begin in April 2013. [Daily Times]

Murder in Feltonville. A man was found shot to death inside a limo in the city’s Feltonville section. Witnesses say that three young men fled the scene. Police picked up one young man a few blocks from the shooting. He was supposedly covered in blood. [NBC Philadelphia]

Police Advisory Commission Ousts Executive Director. The Police Advisory Commission is a civilian oversight board that handles complaints against police. It hears the complaints and makes recommendations to Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. The head of this commission has been ousted and blamed for tardy decisions. [Daily News]

Man Arrested for Impersonating Officer. Again. For the second time in five years, 53-year-old Kenneth DiLuigi was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer. Authorities say he tried to pull cars over on the A.C. Expressway. [Philly.com]

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