Jill Kelley Breaks Her Silence

Presumably because we were dangerously close to forgetting the whole Petraeus thing. Plus: Philly firefighters publicly dis their boss, Santa's going to be packing heat this year, and more of what the city is chattering about this morning.

General-Befriending “Former Philadelphian” Jill Kelley Releases Emails and Recordings to Clear Her Name. Or more likely so that we would have to start talking about her again. Oh! Well played. [Associated Press]

Firefighters Dis Boss at City Council Hearing. Charging that a plan to begin regular reassignments of firehouse personnel would endanger public safety, members of the firefighters union heckled their own commissioner, Lloyd Ayers, during an informational session in Council yesterday. [Inquirer]

Leaked Ticket-Fixing Report Roils State Supreme Court. Looks like the public wasn’t supposed to see the fruits of an investigation into our Traffic Court, commissioned by Chief Justice Ron Castille, that happens to imply that fellow Justice Seamus McCaffery may once have fixed a ticket given to his wife. [Inquirer]

Santa Will Be Packing This Year. The FBI’s instant background-check system for gun purchases received 155,000 calls on Black Friday — a 20 percent increase over the previous one-day record. [CBS Philly]

Winning the $500 Million Is Apparently the Easy Part. Hard-luck tales and sage advice from previous lottery winners. [NBC10]

Sony Music Hates Reading. And Libraries. And Kids. The entertainment giant forced the Lansdowne Library to pull the video for “Read It” — its teen group’s self-produced educational parody of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” — from YouTube three days after it was posted. [NewsWorks]