Schuylkill Is A Mess This Morning

Plus: More on the dungeon case, the Birds can't deal Ronnie Brown, sports books in New Jersey, and more of what the city is talking about today

Tractor Trailer Accident Shuts Down I-76 Westbound, One Eastbound Lane. A tractor-trailer accident turned the Schuylkill into a parking lot (surprise!) early this morning. All westbound traffic was at a standstill by Conshy. One eastbound lane was squeezing through. [CBS 3]

UPDATE: Just after 8:30 a.m. the lanes were reopened. [CBS 3]

Latest on the Dungeon Case. A West Philly woman is claiming that her daughter died under the care of suspected dungeon ring leader Linda Weston. Also, two of the children recovered by police yesterday are believed to belong to one of the adult victims. It’s alleged that Weston forced the adult captives to conceive children so that they could receive more checks. One of the teenage girls is eight months pregnant. [6 ABC]

Eagles Can’t Get Rid of Ronnie Brown. Just before the trade deadline this week it was reported that the Eagles traded running back Ronnie Brown to the Lions for former Eagle Jerome Harrison. The move came after Brown’s gaffe on the goal line might have cost the Birds the game against San Fran. Then, last night, it was announced that the trade didn’t go through because Harrison didn’t pass his physical. [The 700 Level]

Mayor Nutter Has a New Chief of Staff. Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison has been named as Mayor Nutter’s new chief of staff. Gillison served as a public defender before being named deputy mayor of public safety in 2008. [FOX 29]

Lenny Dykstra Pleads No Contest. Nails was back in court yesterday to plead no contest to auto theft and providing a false financial statement. He and his co-defendants are said to have leased luxury cars before trying to turn around and sell them for profit. [FOX 29]

Jersey in Favor of Sports Betting. You might not have to fly to Vegas or call your bookie to lay down some dough on the Birds in the near future. A recent poll shows that New Jersey residents are in favor of sports betting at Atlantic City casinos and state race tracks. Voters will decide on the referendum in next month’s election. [CBS 3]