Three Charged for Keeping Mentally Challenged Adults Captive

Plus: The Eagles notch a second win, Ackerman supports vouchers, missing volunteer not actually missing, and more of what the city is talking about today

Three Charged In Captivity Case. Philadelphia Police have charged three individuals for allegedly keeping four mentally challenged adults chained up in a basement while stealing their social security checks. One of the people charged is a woman who served eight years for starving a man to death in a closet in North Philly back in 1981. [Inquirer]

Eagles Snap Skid. The Eagles scored 20 first-half points that proved to be just enough to hold on and beat the Redskins 20-13. The Birds move to 2-4 on the season with the win. [The 700 Level]

Arlene Ackerman Comes Out in Support of Vouchers. The former superintendent of the Philadelphia School District saw her tumultuous tenure end over the summer with a hefty contract buyout. But, that doesn’t seem to have quelled her need to be heard. Today, Ackerman has a column published in the Inquirer‘s “Insights” section in which she laments the difficulties of school reform and calls for school choice for low-income families. [Inquirer]

Occupy Philly Volunteer Turns Up. A volunteer at Occupy Philly was thought to have disappeared after being at the protest since the first day. Robyn Mello of South Philadelphia has reportedly contacted her brother, though, and is no longer considered missing. [FOX 29]

Pennsylvania to Collect Online Sales Tax? Millions of dollars of potential sales tax revenue goes unpaid because of purchases made online through out-of-state retailers. Governor Tom Corbett is exploring ways to change that here in Pennsylvania. [CBS 3]

Man Confesses to Last Week’s Upper Darby Murder. An 18-year-old woman was found dead in a parked car in Upper Darby last week, and police say a man has been arrested and confessed to committing the murder. [FOX 29]