Ramsey responds to steroid ring bust, Corbett reacts to shale drilling violations

    Well things certainly picked up after our morning news chase. Fifteen people, including three police officers, were charged with operating a steroid ring; the School District is facing an unfair labor practice allegation and the Carl Lewis residency challenge is still playing out.

     

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    Philadelphia Police Commissioner commented on the arrests of three police officers for their involvement in a steroid ring, and said he’s determined to weed out the city’s bad cops: “I’m 100 percent committed to rooting them out of our Department and if that means that we have to go through  embarrassment–and we do have a couple other cases that I’m aware of that will have me back before this bank of microphones again, but we’re not going to stop.”

    Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett asked Chesapeake Energy official Dave Spigelmyer to step down from the Marcellus Shale advisory panel, WHYY’s Scott Detrow reports, timed with a report that names Chesapeake as one of the energy companies with multiple drilling violations.

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    Phillies’ pitcher Roy Oswalt has removed himself from the game to check on his family in Mississippi as tornadoes roll through. Team management hope he’ll be back in time to start next Tuesday.

    As part of state law, revenue from Philadelphia’s red light cameras is helping fund state road projects. Check out what projects are being funded in the Delaware Valley.

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    It’s no surprise people are sharing our video of the great printer smash of 2011. The Hacktory hosted the Office Space-inspired event last night as part of Philly Tech Week.

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    Delaware State Police called drivers’ bluffs last Thursday, issuing 330 citations for cell phone use while driving. That brings the total number of citations since Jan. 2 to 2,500.

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