Morning News Roundup – February 26, 2013


Litigation between Penn State and it’s insurance company over a suit filed by a victim of Jerry Sandusky will be transferred to and conducted in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, reports the Pennsylvania Record. 


Philadelphia’s City Controller Alan Butkovitz says that his audit of the city’s 2012 finances show that Police Department overtime spending is “out of control.” NBC Philly

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The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial calling for the Philadelphia Marathon to be taken out of the city’s control and placed in the hands of an independent entity.

About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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