The Record-High $5.85 Million Townhome

With photos! Plus: Local political legend Charles Bowser dies, a cell phone call may have caused the Duck Boat crash, and more of what Philly's talking about this morning

Civil Rights Champion Charles Bowser Dies. The former mayoral candidate and MOVE Commission member was 80. [6 ABC]

Comcast Has Spent $90 Million on NBC Merger Effort. And that’s just for the last six months; analysts expect the government screening process to run through the fall. [Inquirer]

Record-High Townhome Sale Price in the City. 1817 Delancey Place goes for $5.85 million. Get a load of that room with the fireplace! [Brownstoner]

Suits Filed in Duck Boat Crash. Families of the two Hungarians killed in the July 7th accident are suing both Ride the Ducks and the tugboat company. Meanwhile, officials are looking into an anonymous tip that the tug operator had turned down his radio to take a cell phone call before the crash.  [NBC 10, Daily News]

Breakthrough Alzheimer’s Test Developed at Penn. Doctors are using the new screening tool to identify candidates for clinical drug trials. [Inquirer]

Signal Problems Stop Amtrak Northeast Trains, SEPTA Trenton Line. Good thing we have Southwest to Boston. [Inquirer]