The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the DA is opting to bypass the preliminary hearing and electing to indict by grand jury in the December killing of 50-year-old Gino DePietro outside his South Philadelphia home. The homicide occurred in the midst of the federal racketeering trial of seven alleged Philadelphia mobsters.
Also from the Inquirer: a woman was killed this morning trying to cross Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia’s Frankford section. The driver of the vehicle that struck her remained at the scene.
The Philadelphia Marathon and its accompanying races, traditionally held the weekend before Thanksgiving, will be run a different date this year, Philly Mag reports, in order to accommodate the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2013 conference at the Convention Center.