Guilty plea expected in duck boat crash, Friends of the Barnes returns to court

    Good morning, Feeders! Today is the first day of Ramadan, so Carolyn Beeler will talk with observers and health experts about how to keep safe during fasting — especially in the heat.

    We’ll also have more details for you on the state board ruling that could leave Philadelphia property owners open to lower city property taxes.

    The tugboat pilot faulted for last summer’s Ride the Ducks crash will appear in court today, where he is expected to plead guilty. Lizz Fiedler will be there to get the details.

    Tom MacDonald is chasing two follow-up stories today. He’ll have more information for us on the Amoroso’s deal and Arlene Ackerman’s job status with the school district.

    Peter Crimmins is also heading to court today, where the Friends of the Barnes continue to make their case that the foundation not be moved to Philadelphia.

    Merck is laying off tens of thousands of people. Carolyn Beeler will tell us how the layoffs will affect our region.

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