Morning Scoop: Pronger Won’t Play for Flyers Rest of Season

Plus: Mike McQueary testifies today, a Connecticut killer might be scoping out Jewelers' Row, good news for your morning commute, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Trial Related to PSU Scandal Today. Two Penn State officials charged with perjury and failure to report a crime related to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, face a hearing today. PSU assistant football coach Mike McQueary is scheduled to testify. [Patriot-News]

Flyers Captain Out for the Season. Chris Pronger, the team’s captain and top defensive player, has been sidelined for post-concussion syndrome. Though there’s no definitive word yet, it’s possible that his injury is career ending. Bummer. [Inquirer]

Philly Gets $10 Million in Federal Cash to Improve Your Commute. New high-tech “controllers” will help the buses run on time “by detecting when one is approaching an intersection and extending the green light to allow it to continue.” So we’re spending millions to make sure SEPTA drivers don’t run red lights anymore? [Newsworks]

In Other SEPTA News … Next time you’re bitching and moaning about a SEPTA employee, think of this story: A bus driver found four grand on his bus and turned it in. The cash was returned to its owner. Christmas miracles: They do exist! [Metro]

Killer on the Loose. Connecticut police were in Philly yesterday, sharing video of a criminal casing stores on Jewelers’ Row on December 5th. Three days later, he shot two jewelers in CT—killing one and injuring the other and he’s been seen casing shops in NYC. [6ABC]