Morning Scoop: Eagles Beat Cowboys

Plus: Snowtober brings power failure to region, Mendte-Lane case to be heard in town, Union lose first playoff game and more of what Philly's talking about this morning

Eagles Romp Dallas 34-7. Now that was a little more like what the city has had in mind. Last night Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles took an opportunity to show the nation what they’re capable of by hanging 34 points on the Cowboys on Football Night in America. [The 700 Level]

Thousands Still Without Power. So, in case anyone missed it, it snowed over the weekend. Accumulation totals varied across the region, and outages have left thousands without power. In Pennsylvania, nearly 20,000 PECO customers are still in the dark while Jersey has about 170,00 still reading by candlelight. [FOX 29]

Lane-Mendte Case to Be Heard in Philly. The state Supreme Court has ruled that the civil suit Alycia Lane filed against her former co-anchor and CBS will be heard in Philadelphia. CBS had posited that Lane’s contract stipulates such a case would be heard in New York. [Daily News]

City Council Plans Dungeon Case Hearing. City Council has planned a meeting to discuss how mentally challenged citizens are tracked through the city’s welfare system. [CBS 3]

Mounted Police Get New Home. The city reinstated its mounted police program last year. Now, the Philadelphia Police Department is ready to announce that the unit will have a brand-new, $1.2 million home thanks to some pro-bono work from some construction companies. [WHYY]

Union Drop First Playoff Game 2-1. The Houston Dynamo beat the Philadelphia Union in the club’s first playoff game. The series is won based on aggregate goals over two games. On Thursday night the Union will be in Houston for the second installment in the series. [FOX 29]