Another sheriff candidate and who DiCicco is endorsing

    Good morning, Feeders, and happy Monday! Hang on tight, it’s windy out there. Let the Feed be your anchor; we’ve got lots coming your way today.

    Tom MacDonald is going to have a busy day. Pa. Rep. Jewell Williams looks like the next likely candidate for Philadelphia Sheriff, Frank DiCicco is dropping out and endorsing someone else and the mayor is making a Block Grants announcement today.

    Susan Philips is on her way to King of Prussia, where everyone’s talking about piplines. The recent head-line making gas explosions are a big fat hint that we’ve got old pipelines. And if things continue the way they’ve been, the Marcellus Shale project might call for a new one.

    Lizz Fiedler will bring us information from the NTSB report on last summer’s duck boat accident, as well as reaction from some of the involved parties. She’s also hoping for more on this weekend’s triple homicide in Upper Merion. The D.A. is making an announcement about it this morning.

    Karen O’Toole is tracking the latest study from Pew, which gauges the direction Philadelphia’s going.

    Peter Crimmins is making his last couple trips to alternative performance spaces, and is also hoping to find out how a parish in Downingtown was able to get the Archdiocese to change its decision to shut the parish down.

    Taunya English will have the latest from a CDC study that shows the number of ear infections reported in kids has gone down in the last 15 years. She’ll also talk to some immigration specialists about a program that helps immigrants transfer their health care and engineering degrees when they come to America.

    And as always, we’ll have more for you on the Feed, including updates from the stories we mentioned above. Feed the Feed to share your thoughts.

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