Graham Spanier to Be Charged in Sandusky Case

Plus: Looting in New York, Sixers win their season opener, people want beer and wine in grocery stores, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Graham Spanier Charged. Sources say that Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly will announce today that former Penn State University president Graham Spanier has been charged with perjury and obstruction of justice in relation to the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. [Post-Gazette]

Philly Firefighters Deployed in NY. Sixty Philadelphia firefighters joined “PA Task Force 1.” The group was deployed to New Jersey to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but was later diverted to Long Island. [CBS 3]

Sixers Win Season Opener. The Sixers welcomed Andre Iguodala back to the Wells Fargo Center as the Nuggets rolled into town for the first game of the 2012-13 season. In an ugly game, the good guys came out on top 84-75. Spencer Hawes and his weird mullet-thing recorded a double-double in the process. [Sixers]

People Favor PLCB Privatization. A new Inquirer poll shows that 61 percent of people want beer and wine sold in grocery stores and that people favor PLCB privatization by a 2:1 ratio. So, just go ahead and sit tight while the folks in Harrisburg jump into action and make that a reality. [Inquirer]

Looters Arrested in New York. Police have arrested 15 people in Queens and another nine in Coney Island for allegedly looting in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. [New York Times]

Philly Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Lindros. Eric Lindros, Mike Piazza, Sixers Coach Doug Collins, and a slew of other athletes with ties to the city will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. The  ninth class will be inducted at a ceremony at the Society Hill Sheraton. Hopefully the cops don’t have to Tase anybody. BOOM. [Philly.com]

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