South Philly Brawl Leaves Two-Year-Old With Gunshot Wounds

Plus: Phils tie franchise best with 101st win, Reading is the poorest city in America, Wayne Simmonds denies homophobic remark, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today

Two-Year-Old Bystander Shot During South Philly Dispute. A fight between girls at South Philadelphia High School led to an altercation and ultimately a shooting that wounded a two-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy, and a 59-year-old grandmother. [Inquirer]

Phillies Match Franchise Record With 101st Win. The Phils shelled Derek Lowe last night to record their 101st win of the season. If they can pull out a final victory to finish the season tonight they’ll be the greatest team in the history of the franchise. Ain’t bad. Also, St. Louis smoked the lowly Astros to move into a tie with Atlanta for the NL Wildcard. [CBS 3]

Census Data Shows Reading is America’s Poorest City. Data from the 2010 Census revealed that 41 percent of Reading residents live below the poverty line. [NBC Philadelphia]

Wayne Simmonds Denies Using Homophobic Slur. Yesterday, Sean Avery of the New York Rangers accused Philadelphia Flyer Wayne Simmonds of using a homophobic slur during Monday night’s preseason game. GLAAD demanded that Simmonds apologize and be reprimanded for his discriminatory language. Now, Simmonds is denying that he ever used the words. [FOX 29]

Jersey Wants Its Unpaid Tolls. Revenue is down so Jersey officials are aggressively seeking money owed by toll violators. On October 17th, the cost of unpaid violations will increase from $25 to $50. Also, the officials would like to remind you that you owe them $10 from that time they covered the tip for dinner back in 2003 that you seem to always forget about. []

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Has Begun Designing Trail. One of the anchors to the gentrification project expected to revitalize the Central Delaware River waterfront is a lengthy multipurpose trail that would weave throughout that section of the city. The DRWC has announced that sealed bids for the project are due October 10th. [PlanPhilly]