The Philly Four: Two teens charged with murder despite police firing fatal shots

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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.

Glen Mills Schools reopening two years after child-abuse scandal

  • The Glen Mills Schools, formerly the oldest all-boys reformatory school in the country, is looking to reopen under a new name, the Clock Tower Schools. The Glen Mills Schools lost 14 of its licenses two years ago when an investigation found that the institution had been covering up decades of abuse allegations.

Jury deliberates in John "Doc" Dougherty, Bobby Henon trial

  • The jury asked the judge to redefine the terms "bribery" and "quid pro quo" as they deliberated on the testimony presented in the bribery trial against City Councilman Bobby Henon and labor leader John Dougherty. The case surrounds a $70,000 a year union job that Henon held while on City Council.

Two teens charged with murder despite cops firing bullet that killed little girl

  • Two Delaware County teens were charged with the murder of 8-year-old Fanta Bility despite the fact that it was a Sharon Hill police officer who shot the child. The Delaware County District Attorney is hoping to utilize the legal concept of transferred intent, meaning that since the two teens were attempting to shoot and kill each other, they are liable for the inadvertent harm their actions caused to bystanders.

Simmons agent accuses 76ers of intentionally damaging his mental health

  • Disgruntled All-Star point guard Ben Simmons' agent Rich Paul accused the Philadelphia 76ers of intentionally worsening Simmons' mental health by fining him and pushing negative publicity in order to force him to play. The Sixers deny the accusations and state that been providing resources to Simmons to help him with his mental health.

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