Castro and Lynn back in court, surprise inspections of buses

    Good morning, Feeders, and happy Friday! Today brings a continuation of two big court cases: one against former high-ranking Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Castro, the other against Monsignor William Lynn, who faces child-endangerment charges in connection with abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

    Susan Philips and Tom MacDonald will report on Lynn’s arraignment with video from outside the court house. Stick with the Feed for news on Castro.

    There have been some developments with Pennsylvania’s and New Jersey’s medicaid and medicare coverage, which Carolyn Beeler will tell us about. Pennsylvania’s tobacco settlement comes in today, which many have argued should be used to fund adultBasic health coverage.

    The Civil War (re-enactment) rages on, and Peter Crimmins will talk to a descendant of several Civil War soldiers and the city gears up for more events.

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    Phil Gregory’s got the numbers on New Jersey’s GOP fundraising, which is up from last year.

    Surprise! The Philadelphia Police are doing surprise inspections of buses today with help from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Truck Enforcement will be out this morning to look into the safety of the vehicles. Lizz Fiedler will find out where the inspection sites are and what the consequences are for those in violation.

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