Funeral service for local Navy SEAL, Philadelphia Folk Fest marks 50 years

    Good morning, Feeders! The six teens facing charges for a flashmob attack on a man last month of Fourth Street are due in court today. Look for updates on that as Aaron Moselle heads to the funeral of Michael Strange.

    The Navy SEAL will be laid to rest today after the helicopter he was in crashed in Afghanistan. Aaron will be outside the Basilica as the service begins.


    Lizz Fiedler will look at Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez’s call for the end of the city’s federal immigration enforcement, as well as police layoffs in Medford, N.J.

    Catch the details of the Folk Fest 50th anniversary this evening on NewsWorks Tonight. Peter Crimmins went to Schwenksville yesterday for the story. Today, he’ll follow plans for WIP to acquire WYSP. There could be some sports radio changes in Philadelphia.

    Carolyn Beeler is following up on her story yesterday about commercial recycling in Phildelphia, and take a look at how funding affects weather forecasts.

    Construction will begin next week for Manayunk’s Venic Island Rec Center. The $46 million project has three phases and will take at least two years.

    The Lincoln Drive Bridge over Ridge Avene is scheduled to re-open today, six weeks ahead of schedule. It should be back in commission between late morning and the afternoon rush hour.

    We’ve got those stories and more today, so stick close.

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