Water Main Break Floods South Philly

Plus: Commissioner Ramsey talks Dark Knight shooting, Penn State football set to learn its fate, NBC partners with Twitter, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

South Philly Floods. A water main break near 21st and Bainbridge flooded streets in South Philly and forced the evacuation of three to four blocks worth of residents on Sunday night. The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania was housing evacuees at the E.M. Stanton School at 17th and Christian. Water service to a larger portion of the city than the flooded area was cut to prevent further flooding, but was later restored. [Inquirer]

UPDATE: Add a sinkhole at 21st and Bainbridge to the problems in South Philly, thanks to a gas leak after last night’s flood.

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Penn State Presser at 9 a.m. On Monday morning, the NCAA is expected to announce the sanctions levied against Penn State for the coverup of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. Reports indicate that the football program will not be given the death penalty, but a fine of $30-60 million, bowl ineligibility, and scholarship restrictions are expected to be among the consequences handed down by the NCAA. [USA Today]

Paterno Statue Removed. On Sunday morning, the university removed the statue of Joe Paterno that stood outside the school’s Beaver Stadium. [Philly.com]

Four Dead in Weekend of Violence. Three women and an 11-year-old boy were among the 15 people shot between Friday afternoon and Sunday night. Four died to bring the 2012 murder tally to 193. [Daily News]

Commissioner Ramsey Talks Dark Knight Shooting. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey was on ABC’s This Morning on Sunday to talk about gun control in the wake of the Friday morning shooting at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora. Commissioner Ramsey said that a “lack of courage” at the federal level will allow an incident like this to “fade into the background” without any reform. [ABC News]

NBC Partners With Twitter. Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Twitter and inked a deal to create a page on the social media site dedicated entirely to tweets from Olympic athletes, their families, and fans about the Games. [Wall Street Journal]