Newsletter for Monday, Jan. 11
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Free clothes, or a new way to decorate curb trees?; photo by @barefoot_philadelphia on Instagram
TIP: THE SHOOTING OF POLICE OFFICER JESSE HARTNETT IS PART OF A LARGER THREAT
Philly Police and the FBI are investigating a tip that Edward Archer, the man charged with shooting Officer Jesse Hartnett last week, is part of a radical group, and that “the threat to police is not over,” Philly.com reports. Officers are being deployed with partners while the FBI investigates trips Archer took to the Middle East over the last few years. Police are looking into claims from the tipster that the other three men in the radical group frequent the 6100-block of Pine Street.
TEMPLE: DEFINITELY DO NOT BRING YOUR HOVERBOARDS TO CAMPUS
Welcome back to campus, Temple Owls! Leave those hoverboards at mom and dad’s house. After reports started popping up about the glorified skateboards bursting into flames, many places started banning them and the Consumer Product Safety Commission launched an investigation. Billy Penn reached out to local universities about their hoverboard policies, and Temple filled us in on their ban.
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THE CURRENT ESTIMATED POWERBALL JACKPOT IS $1.3 BILLION
Everyone is talking about the Powerball. Because this isn’t some scratch-off ticket your aunt gave you for Christmas. No, no. This is 1.3 billion smackaroos. Basically the way this thing works is, five Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday night, and you need to match all five numbers to win the jackpot. The next drawing is Wednesday, so if you’re feeling lucky and have $2 to spare on a ticket, you might soon be facing the biggest decision of your life: lump sum or annuity.
CRAIG LABAN’S WIFE WROTE A NOVEL ABOUT BEING MARRIED TO A RESTAURANT CRITIC. HOW MUCH IS BASED ON REAL LIFE?
When the protagonist in “The Restaurant Critic’s Wife,” Lila Soto, dines on the Avenue of the Arts and cringes as her mother loudly repeats her husband Sam’s real name, threatening to destroy his anonymity… Did that really happen? At which restaurant? The book is Elizabeth LaBan’s debut novel, and yes, she’s the wife of Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan. Billy Penn interviewed the author about her book, food and how much of her experiences made into her writing.