Temple University Appoints Task Force in Wake of Penn State Scandal

Plus: The Phils win their fourth straight, kayakers find a body in Burlco, another officer was hit by a car, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Temple to Use PSU Scandal as a Learning Experience. Acting Temple president Richard Englert has announced that the university has appointed a task force to review its policies and procedures in the wake of the Penn State scandal and subsequent report by the Freeh Group. [WHYY]

Phils Win Fourth Straight. Doc returned to strike out six batters in five innings. He didn’t get the win, though, because he surrendered two runs and the Phillies trailed until Hunter Pence’s two-run single in the eighth. Papelbon came in and saved it as the good guys won 3-2. [Phillies]

Penn State President Promises Response. Penn State University President Rodney Erickson promised on Tuesday to make a decision on the Paterno statue in seven to 10 days. He also said that incoming freshmen will experience a different school with a more academic tone. The university intends to respond to the Freeh Report findings at convocation. [Inquirer]

Another Officer Hit by a Car. This time it was reportedly a hit-and-run in Olney. The officer was supposedly dragged for a block after the driver of an F150 truck reportedly sped away from a traffic stop. Reports indicate that the officer suffered a broken leg during the incident. [6 ABC]

DeSean Jackson Does Some Good. The Eagles wideout was featured in SportsCenter‘s “My Wish” segment when he meets a young fan with sickle-cell anemia. [Crossing Broad]

Body Found in Burlco Lake. On Tuesday night, kayakers found a body in Burlington County’s Mirror Lake. The body was so badly decomposed that authorities couldn’t immediately tell if it was male or female. [Philly.com]

Firefighters Union Files Suit. After an arbitration ruling was largely upheld in favor of Philly’s firefighters, their local union is taking the city to court while Mayor Nutter and company mull an appeal of the latest ruling. [CBS 3]