Search Suspended for Teen Missing From the Shore

Plus: Philly's psychedelic renaissance, three shootings leave two dead and two wounded, the start of the zombie apocalypse, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Search Suspended for Missing Teen. The search for a 17-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in the ocean at the Jersey Shore on Sunday has been suspended. Authorities covered 88 square nautical miles in the search and believed nothing more could be done. [Inquirer]

Sister Reported Patz Confession. Norma Hernandez says she told police more than 25 years ago that she believed her brother Pedro had killed a child. Pedro was arrested last week in connection with the disappearance of Etan Patz 33 years ago. Hernandez confessed to killing Patz and leaving the boy’s body in a box in Manhattan. []

Philly’s Psychedelic Renaissance. After a big psychedelic drug ring was busted in West Philly earlier this year and researchers and other academics have scheduled the Psychedemia conference on “visionary art and psychedelic culture” at Penn this fall, it looks like Philly’s in the midst of a “psychedelic renaissance.” Told ya so. [Daily News]

Four Shot, Two Killed in Philly Shootings. Last night, two people were killed and two others wounded in a night of violence in Philadelphia. A man and a woman were shot in Logan—the man was killed and the woman is in stable condition. A 17-year-old boy was murdered in Southwest Philly. A 30-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot multiple times in North Philly. [6 ABC]

Neshaminy Teachers Threaten to Strike Again. Neshaminy teachers who walked off the job for eight days in January are threatening to do so again if progress isn’t made in the contract negotiations. [CBS 3]

Face-Chewing Attack in Miami. Police are looking for witnesses after a police officer in Miami shot and killed a naked man who wouldn’t stop chewing another naked man’s face on a highway ramp. Fear not the zombie apocalypse, though. We’ve got you covered. []