The iPhone 5 Finally Hits Shelves

Plus: Questlove vs. Russell Simmons in Obama fundraiser, Jersey Boy Scout leader charged with possessing child porn, Phils hang 16 on the Mets, and more of what Philly is talking about today.

The iPhone 5 Cometh. That’s right, folks. It’s finally here. The iPhone 5 was bestowed upon the masses today, ending the wait for many people who had been in line for days. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to have to spend the afternoon getting better acquainted with the iOS 6. [CNN]

Questlove vs. Russell Simmons. The leader of The Legendary Roots Crew and the infamous hip hop mogul are going head-to-head in a battle to see who can raise more money for President Obama’s re-election campaign. Questlove looks to have a comfortable lead. []

Jersey Boy Scout Leader Charged Over Child Porn. A Boy Scout leader from New Jersey has been charged for allegedly possessing child pornography. Authorities say he had explicit chats and exchanged child pornography with a man who lives in Massachusetts. [NBC Philadelphia]

Phils Smoke the Mets. The Phils beat the Mets on Thursday. Like, they really beat the Mets. The good guys registered 21 hits (19 of them were singles). Eight Phils crossed the plate before the Mets even had a chance to bat. By the time this this was over, the Mets were down two touchdowns, an extra point, and a two point conversion. Phils won 16-1. [Phillies]

Water Main Break. Is there a more poetic way to end the summer of 2012 than with a water main break on Roosevelt Boulevard? A 12-inch water main break just above Pennypack Park is screwing up morning traffic. The outer lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard southbound are closed. Crews are attempting to repair the break. [CBS 3]

Parents Turn In SEPTA Shooting Suspect. A 15-year-old boy suspected of shooting two other teens on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line on Wednesday was turned-in by his parents. The boy’s father received a call from police and had his son at the station an hour later. [Inquirer]

Chesco Principal Resigns Over Texts. The principal at Oxford High School has resigned after supposedly demeaning special education students in numerous texts and emails. [6 ABC]