Guy Arrested With George Clooney Has Philly Ties

Plus: Santorum can't get the Catholic vote, cops nab Mayfair's tire slasher, Comcast's newest business service, and more of what Philly is talking about today.

Guy Arrested With Clooney Has Philly Ties. John Prendergast is a 49-year-old Temple grad who started his career as an aide to U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III. He’s written or co-written 10 books—including a few with Don Cheadle—and two weeks ago he was arrested with George Clooney during a protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington. [Inquirer]

Santorum Struggles With Catholics. Rick Santorum has been getting crushed on the Catholic vote. Here’s why. [New York Times]

Cops Nab Tire Slasher. Just as residents in the Northeast were waking up to find more slashed tires, the Philadelphia Police Department announced it has made an arrest in the spree of tire-slashings in Mayfair. [NBC Philadelphia]

Comcast Lures Business With VoiceEdge. Comcast has made a grab for customers of traditional phone companies by launching Business VoiceEdge. It’s a cloud-based phone service designed for 15 to 250 people that makes use of voice-over-Internet-protocol technology. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

Flyers Fall to Lightning. A penalty late in the first period allowed Tampa to net a power play goal with less than one second to go in the frame. Mistakes like that plagued Philly all night as Tampa took home the 5-3 victory. [The 700 Level]

Group Sues Over “Year of the Bible.” A group of organized atheists and agnostics has filed a lawsuit against Rep. Rick Saccone, House clerk Tony Barbush, and House parliamentarian Clancy Myer for enacting a law “respecting an establishment of religion.” [6 ABC]