Judge Sentences Three Minors From July 29th Flash-Mob Attacks

Plus: rain delay can't water down the Phils, Verizon strike hits close to home, the Eagles lose in Pittsburgh, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Judge Rules on Three Youths Involved in July 29th Flash Mob. Yesterday, a judge verbally scolded two teenagers and an 11-year-old for their participation in the July 29th flash-mob attacks in Center City. One boy was sent to a juvenile facility where he can be held until he’s 21. The other teen was sent to a residential school for delinquents and the 11-year-old was released into his grandmother’s custody with an ankle bracelet and is scheduled for a behavioral evaluation. [Inquirer]

Phillies Win 4-1 After Two-Hour Delay. Last night wasn’t a regular night at Citizens Bank Park. John Mayberry Jr. got the start in center field because Shane Victorino began serving his recently reduced suspension. Then, not long after an early Mayberry home run, the skies opened up and dumped inordinate amounts of rain onto the field. A rain delay lasted for two hours before the Phils returned to the field to finish off the D-backs 4-1. Also, a fan ran onto the field during the delay and tried to crawl through the tube used for the tarp. He was unsuccessful. [Phillies]

PPA Tickets Short-of-Breath Woman Just Diagnosed With Cancer. Moments after being diagnosed with cancer, a woman was trying to make her way from her doctor’s office to her car. A pre-existing condition requires her to use a walker and periodically stop to catch her breath. When she stopped short of the car, her sister got out of the driver’s seat to go help her the rest of the way. That’s when a PPA officer slapped a ticket on the car, still running by the curb. [FOX 29]

Steelers Trounce the Eagles in Second Preseason Game. Vick threw three interceptions, the team was held scoreless through the end of the third quarter, and the Steelers posted 21 first-half points on the way to a 24-14 victory in the second game of the preseason. The silver lining included DeSean Jackson catching a pass and third-string QB Mike Kafka lighting up Pittsburgh’s reserve defenders for 160 yards and two scores. [Inquirer]

Striking Verizon Employees Protest CEO’s Home in Jersey. Hundreds of striking Verizon employees held a candlelight vigil outside of the company CEO’s home in Mendam, New Jersey. He can probably hear them now. [6 ABC]

A Fifth-Grade Teacher in Bucks County Stole From Students and Faculty. Carolyn Trymbiski—a fifth-grade teacher at Groveland Elementary School in Bucks County—has been charged with stealing money from other teachers and cash she collected from her students. [6 ABC]