Temple Football Players Accused of Sexual Assault

Plus a fond farewell to the Spectrum, this year's first flu death, an update on the Piazza murders, and more of what Philly is talking about today

Spectrum Demolition to Begin Today. The wrecking ball is scheduled to slam into the Spectrum at noon today. The demolition will take up to five months to complete. [6ABC] For Richard Rys’s report from the pre-demolition sale, click here. Or peruse his full oral history of the building, here.

Temple Football Players Accused of Sexual Assault. No charges have been filed, but two team members are being investigated. [NBC10]

No Floating Casinos. Harrah’s Entertainment and the Foxwoods Casino partners are seemingly not interested in using the SS United States, despite enthusiasm from the members of the SS United States Conservancy, including billionaire Gerry Lenfest. [Inquirer]

Woman Pleads Guilty in Piazza Murders. Katoya Jones opened the door to her apartment building, making her an accomplice to the June 2009 murders of Rian Thal and Timothy Gilmore. Eight other people have been arrested for the crime and will go to trial next November. [Inquirer]

First PA Flu Death. A 45-year-old man in Lehigh County died of H1N1. [Newsworks]

iPads Available in Every Room at the Hilton Inn at Penn. Bibles collect even more dust. [Geekadelphia]