Morning Scoop: State Probes John Street

Plus: President Obama in town on Election Day, Flyers lose in a shootout, police raid University City's Pourhouse, and more of what the city is talking about today

State Ethics Commission Investigates John Street. The State Ethics Commission has launched a probe to determine if the former mayor had a role in awarding millions of dollars of PHA projects to his son’s former law firm. [Inquirer]

President Obama in Philly on Election Day. A White House official has indicated that President Obama will make a visit to Philadelphia on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8th). The specific location and topic of his visit have yet to be released. [Inquirer]

Devils Best Flyers in Shootout. The Flyers couldn’t hold onto a late, one-goal lead and had to play an overtime period with New Jersey last night. When a winner wasn’t decided after the extra five minutes, the teams went to a shootout where Patrik Elias (surprise!) scored the game-winner. Call him Comcast because he owns the Flyers. [The 700 Level]

State Police Raid University City Bar. State police raided Blockley Pourhouse in University City last night and issued 40 citations to underage students from Penn, Drexel and St. Joseph’s.. [FOX 29]


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Houston Dynamo Eliminate the Philadelphia Union. The Philadelphia Union has been eliminated from the MLS playoffs after losing the first-round, two-game series with a total of 3-1 aggregate goals. Last night Brian Ching of the Dynamo scored a late, first-half goal, and the Union couldn’t recover. The club had an exciting season but came up two DOOPs short. []

Construction Workers Find Human Bones. Authorities were alerted when a construction crew working on North 63rd Street discovered a blanket wrapped around human remains in the bathroom of a home they were working on. [6 ABC]