Snowpocalypse: The Reckoning

Plus Fumo’s prison time, the big West Philly fire, a whole bunch of missing money, and more of what Philly’s talking about this morning

Snowmageddon II: The Blizzard Strikes Back. Playing outside your window in, oh, let’s say a couple hours. Don’t worry, though, it won’t be as bad as last year. [The Weather Channel]

Prosecutors Want More Jail Time for Fumo. Federal prosecutors don’t believe that 55 months is sufficient punishment for the former state senator’s sundry misdeeds. On the other hand, Tom DeLay only got 36 months—and as far as the Scoop is concerned, you’d be hard-pressed to find a scummier scumbag. [Daily News]

The Windermere Fire Closes Schools, Screws Up Traffic. Two West Philly schools have been closed following the five-alarm blaze at the 48th and Walnut apartment complex yesterday—see our World Exclusive Picture™ below—and as of this morning, SEPTA was rerouting busses away from the aftermath. Amazingly, there don’t seem to be any injuries. [Fox 29; Inquirer; Twitter]

This Lede Says Just About Everything You Need to Know About Our New Favorite Row Office. “The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office has gone four years without sending any money to the state Treasury for unclaimed proceeds from sheriff sales—payments that used to average more than $1 million a year.” Actually, wait. This quote, from the new chief deputy to the acting sheriff, will tell you everything you need to know about retired Sheriff John Green’s tenure: “We might have the records, we might not have the records, or the records we have may be inaccurate. This is one of the things on our to-do list.” Where that money went, no one knows. [Daily News]

History Lesson. The Broad Street Bullies beat the Soviets 35 years ago today. [Daily News]

Train Derails in Fairmount Park. A freight train with (fortunately empty) tanker cars derailed near Fairmount Park last night. A section of Kelly Drive is closed until 2pm. [Fox 29; Inquirer]

Department of Weird Endorsements. And finally, in case you were wondering, it seems the Obama administration (or at least, his secretary of transportation) has weighed in on the forthcoming Miss America pageant. It is now backing Miss South Dakota, because of her campaign against distracted driving. (She’s easy on the eyes, too.) [Twitter]