Two Runners Died at the Philadelphia Marathon

Plus: Eagles beat the G-Men, a potential bomber was arrested in NYC, Penn State schedules a Philly presser, and more of what the city is talking about today

Two Runners Die at Philadelphia Marathon. Two runners—a 21-year-old man and a 40-year-old man died within a quarter mile of the the finish line during yesterday’s Philadelphia Marathon. Both appear to have died from heart attacks. [CBS 3]

Eagles Edge Out Giants. The Eagles pulled out a tough win against the New York Giants in last night’s Sunday Night Football game. The 17-10 victory moves the Birds to 4-6 and helps keep their bleak playoff hopes alive. [The 700 Level]

An al-Qaida Sympathizer Planned Bombings. A man was arrested in New York after police discovered he planned to bomb post offices and police buildings. [Inquirer]

Penn State Special Committee Schedules Philly Press Conference. At 10 a.m. the special committee—commissioned by the Board of Trustees at Penn State to investigate the school’s involvement in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal—will make its first public appearance in a press conference in Philadelphia. Yesterday it was reported that another victim may have come forward in the case. [NBC Philadelphia]

Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton From Rockies. The Phillies have added IF/OF Ty Wigginton to next year’s team. The Rockies also agreed to pay for half of Wigginton’s $4 million 2012 contract in exchange for a player to be named later and cash considerations. [CBS 3]

Woman Ticketed at Daughter’s Funeral. The PPA issued a ticket to a woman while attending her daughter’s funeral more than a year ago. Now, she’s still trying to keep a boot off her car. [FOX 29]