Police Arrest 24 Occupy Philly Protesters

Plus: Flyers beat Coyotes in the last 18 seconds of the game, SEPTA's getting smart cards (for real this time!), Philly's water is the cleanest, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Police Arrest 24 Occupy Philly Protesters. As controversy stirs over whether or not the Occupy Philly protesters will vacate Dilworth Plaza to make room for the city’s planned construction project, more than 700 of the protesters marched across the bridge to 30th Street Station and 24 of them were arrested by police in protective gear. [FOX 29]

Flyers Beat Coyotes in Last Minute. Matt Read netted a goal with 18 seconds left in the game to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. The Coyotes scored their only goal by banking a goal off of Bryz’s pads and into the net. The Flyers notched goals when JVR scored on a wrist shot and Matt Read hammered home a pass from Talbot in the last minute. [Inquirer]

SEPTA Awards Smart Card Contract. Everyone should welcome SEPTA to the 21st century. SEPTA has awarded a $130 million contract to ACS Transport Solutions Group in an effort to eliminate the outdated use of tokens and tickets. They’re so close to inventing a means of teleportation. [6 ABC]

Syracuse Coach Accused of Molesting Ball Boys. In the midst of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, another major collegiate athletic program is in the news because of a molestation accusation. Syracuse’s assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine is on administrative leave after two ball boys said that he allegedly molested them in the late ’80s. [6 ABC]

Philly Has the Country’s Cleanest Water. For reals. A recent study showed that Philly scored “exemplary” status in six of six categories. So, is that good? [The Atlantic Cities]

Demi Moore is Divorcing Ashton Kutcher. Michael Kelso is back on the market now that G.I. Jane has filed for divorce after rumors of Kutcher’s infidelity. The two wed back in 2006 and have been a hot topic of conversation, lately, after it was alleged that Ashton Kutcher cheated on Moore. [FOX 29]