Phillies and Cole Hamels Agree to a Six-Year, $144 Million Contract Extension

Plus: Teenage brothers killed in Overbrook Park, SRC set to vote on superintendent contract, James Holmes won't stop spitting, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Phillies Extend Cole Hamels. The Phils and Hamels have agreed to a six-year, $144 million contract extension that will keep the pitcher in red pinstripes through 2018. The $160 million total—thanks to a seventh-year vesting option—makes it the second-biggest contract ever signed by a pitcher. []

Brothers 13 and 17 Killed in Overbrook Park. A pair of teenage brothers were shot and killed in the city’s Overbrook Park section on Tuesday night. Authorities say that someone shot the 13-year-old boy in the head and the 17-year-old boy in the chest. Police believe the killings are drug-related. [Daily News]

Phils Come From Behind. Cliff Lee got shelled and the Phils were down 6-1 in the eighth inning. Then, backup catcher Erik Kratz launched a two-run home run. The team rallied to score four more and Jonathan Papelbon slammed the door shut in the ninth. That’s three straight come-from-behind wins for the Phils. [Phillies]

SRC to Vote on New Superintendent Contract. The School Reform Commission is set to vote on a contract for Dr. William Hite Jr.—the incoming superintendent of the Philadelphia School District. Hey! Here’s an idea: Let’s not include a bajillion dollar buyout option this time. [Daily News]

Aurora Shooting Suspect Spits. James Holmes—the suspect in the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado—reportedly will not stop spitting at guards. He’s actually been forced to wear a face guard. [Gawker]

AC Expressway Project Ending. The two-year, $15 million AC Expressway widening project should be wrapped up in the next two weeks. Some paving and some striping is, essentially, all that’s left to complete. [CBS 3]

Two Cops Sue the City. Two cops have filed a lawsuit against the city alleging that they should be compensated for damages they owe after losing civil suits. One cop was ordered to pay $165,000 to a man who claimed he was forced to perform oral sex on the officer. [Daily News]