Off-Duty Officer on a Bicycle Was Killed, May Have Been Mowed Down

Plus: Scandal costs Penn State, Governor Christie's "Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour," the Archdiocese rules another priest unsuitable, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Off-Duty Cop Killed. An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was killed overnight when he was struck by a car while he was riding a bicycle in East Mount Airy. Detectives are investigating the possibility that the officer was mowed down intentionally. They’ve been questioning a man with whom the officer had an argument earlier in the day on Sunday. []

Scandal Costs Penn State. Legal experts suggest that Penn State may end up spending $100 million on the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse and cover-up scandal. That figure doesn’t include the cost of its legal defense or damage to the school’s reputation. [Inquirer]

Governor Christie’s Tax Relief Tour. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be making some stops along the Shore to call out “Corzine Democrats” for “holding tax relief hostage.” It’s a part of what’s been dubbed the, “Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour: A Conversation at the Jersey Shore.” []

Archdiocese Rules Priest Unsuitable. Rev. Geraldo Piñero—better known as Father Jerry—has been ruled unsuitable for the ministry. The Archdiocese says he violated behavioral standards, but that the decision was not related to the 2011 grand jury investigation. [Daily News]

Firefighters Injured in Bucks County. Five firefighters were hospitalized for injuries sustained while battling a four-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Bucks County. Two firefighters were taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center, while the other three ended up at Aria Health Bucks Campus. Their injuries aren’t considered life threatening. At least 30 people were displaced by the fire. [6 ABC]

One Hell of a Catch(?). Anyone care to explain exactly how Phillies prospect Jiwan James manages to finish this play with a ball in his hand? Pretty sure he’s a witch.

Goose Death at Six Flags. A woman says that a goose was killed at Six Flags Great Adventure because employees failed to stop the Congo Rapids ride when the animal was stuck beneath its conveyer belts. A spokesperson for the park says that hitting the emergency stop button would have sent patrons into a reservoir next to the ride, and they would have had to have been evacuated by rope. [Asbury Park Press]