John Bolaris Says He’s “More of a Cartoon Than a Chief Meteorologist”

Plus: NBC ruins your excitement over Missy Franklin, DeSean Jackson throws punches at training camp, Penn State rallies for football, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Feds Nab Club Owner in Bolaris Case. The Feds have arrested Alec Simchuk, a night club owner allegedly tied to the Eastern European crime ring behind the whole John Bolaris fiasco. Alas, J-Bo says he’s become, “more of a cartoon than a chief meteorologist.” [Daily News]

Did You Know Missy Franklin Won Gold? Welp, so did everyone else because NBC showed a spot to promo their Olympic coverage that featured an image of a beaming Missy Franklin holding up her gold medal literally just before the network aired the footage of the race. Good thing you avoided interacting with everyone you know so that the race would be a surprise, right?

Image via @gregstarling

DeSean Jackson Trades Punches. Eagles Pro Bowl wideout DeSean Jackson traded punches with cornerback Brandon Hughes at training camp on Monday afternoon. Then, Jackson made sure to point out that he’s a starter who’s vital to the team’s success. [Birds 24/7]

Penn State’s Early Pep Rally. At 7 a.m. on Tuesday, students and members of the community gathered in State College to show support for the football team as current players weigh their options and debate transferring to other schools. The players have until August 6th to decide to transfer. [Newsday]

$110 Million Expansion at St. Christopher’s. Tenet Healthcare Corp. has announced a planned $110 million investment at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The project is expected to include new operating rooms and 30-some additional beds in a 135,000-square-foot critical-care tower. [Inquirer]

Elderly Woman Injured in Fight. At 3:30 a.m Tuesday, two boarders who live in Southwest Philly got into a fight on the 5600 block of Catherine Street. The 87-year-old woman who owns the home where the hoarders live tried to break up the fight and wound up in the hospital. This story says more about Philadelphia than we’d like to admit. [6 ABC]

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