Stories we’re chasing today at WHYY

    As we all know by now, Friday + Snow = slow city news day. There are however, plenty of ongoing issues we’re tackling today, as well as some weekend features.

    Tom MacDonald is following the case of Philadelphia’s LED traffic lights, which, despite promises from the city, are not hot enough to melt snow. Your commute is about to get a lot more fun.

    Lizz Fiedler’s checking in with the Streets Department about ticketing for sidewalk shoveling. How often is the 36-inch rule enforced, and how do this year’s numbers stack up against last year’s?

    Lizz is also chasing a couple stories for next week, including a preview of Tuesday’s special election for deceased Pa. State Rep. Robert Donatucci.

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    Carolyn Beeler will look into a study released by St. Joe’s that  says high school athletes with two or more concussions show similar brain abnormalities to pro athletes — even long after the concussions.

    Carolyn will also get the scoop on this weekend’s K9 blood drive, which is exactly what it sounds like. We want to know how many K9 transfusions occur in a year, what the most common need for a transfusion is and just which breeds can share blood.

    Feed the Feed to let us know what you’re interested in today, this weekend and early next week.

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