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The Philly Four: City bans minor traffic stops, pile of mail found in the woods

Sam Britt
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Welcome to The Philly Four, a daily recap of four of the top stories from the Philadelphia area, covering everything from local government to the Phillies bullpen. A one-stop shop for the most important news bites in the City of Brotherly Love.

Eagles lose to Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football

  • It was too little too late on Thursday night as the Philadelphia Eagles' offense spent most of the game struggling to get something going against the vaunted Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense en route to a 28-22 loss. It wasn't until Tampa went up 28-7 in the third quarter that Jalen Hurts and company were able to string together a couple of touchdowns to close the gap. Hurts did most of the damage himself, rushing for two second-half touchdowns and 44 yards.

Bill passes to stop cops from pulling people over for minor traffic violations

  • A bill was passed overwhelmingly on Thursday by Philadelphia City Council to bar police officers from pulling over drivers for minor traffic violations in the name of equity. The aim of the bill is to reduce racial profiling as Black Philadelphia residents are pulled over at a higher rate than both white and Latino residents. Officers will still be able to pull drivers over for violations that impact public safety.

Woman discovers pile of mail in the woods

  • A woman found a pile of personal mail in the woods in Philadelphia's Eastwick section on Tuesday. A United States Postal inspector is now investigating the situation. The residents of Eastwick are hoping they can get some of the discarded mail to its intended destination. Several of the envelopes contained money orders.

Former cop convicted of using database to threaten Bucks Co. couple

  • A former Morrisville police officer was convicted on Thursday of official oppression, terroristic threats, harassment, and unlawful use of a computer. The officer had used the police department's official database to find the personal information of a Bucks County couple who drove too slow in front of him on his way to work. He then called them and threatened to destroy their vehicle.

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