SEPTA Volume Highest in 22 Years

Plus: blogging teacher goes back to school, sharks in Seaside Heights and more of what Philly is buzzing about today

SEPTA Volume Up Four Percent. SEPTA ridership increased by 13 million trips this year to 334 million—the highest total since ’89. With all of these extra people riding SEPTA, how is it possible that the Schuylkill still sucks every morning? [CBS 3]

Suspended Blogger Heads Back to Classroom. Natalie Munroe—the 11th-grade English teacher at C.B. East who was suspended for blogging about her students—will return to her post at the school next month. [Inquirer]

Fan Sues Eagles for Injury. A woman is suing the Eagles after she broke her wrist at last year’s Flight Night in August. She was hit with a ball a fan was returning to former punter Sav Rocca. Don’t hate the player, hate the lack of athleticism displayed by the fan he was having a catch with. [Daily News]

Shark Scare In Seaside Was a False Alarm. Swimmers hustled to shore after thinking they saw sharks swimming off the coast in Seaside Heights. Turns out they were just stingrays. Any chance this was just a viral marketing ploy to plug “Shark Week?” Three more days—not that the Scoop’s counting or anything. [FOX 29]

Police Arrest Guy Armed With a Laser. A man in Hunting Park was arrested for shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter. Finally, police have apprehended the final conspirator involved with Dr. Evil’s “Alan Parsons Project.” [CBS 3]

Looks Like Another Philly Startup is Leaving Town. Venmo—a mobile payment startup founded by UPenn grads—has been boasting of  Manhattan headquarters in recent job postings, although its website still says that it’s located on Locust Street. [Technically Philly]