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.
- The trial of labor leader Johnny "Doc" Dougherty and City Councilmember Bobby Henon ended with both men being found guilty of most charges. Dougherty was found guilty in eight of the 11 charges against him while Henon was found guilty in nine of the 18. The charges related back to wire and mail fraud.
- Three Philadelphia area high school football players were invited to the All-American Bowl celebrating the top players across the country. Imhotep Charter is sending two players, linebacker Enai White and defensive end Keon Wylie. St. Joseph's Prep is sending defensive back Kenan Nelson Jr. White is committed to Penn State and Nelson Jr. is committed to South Carolina.
- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw is on the shortlist of candidates to head the NYPD after newly elected Mayor Eric Adams said his new law enforcement head would be a woman. Outlaw has overseen multiple controversial incidents while in charge of PPD, including the tear gas incident on I-676.
- Middletown Township is fighting against residents from Glenn Riddle Station Apartments to keep records between municipal officials and pipeline developer Energy Transfer sealed. The apartment dwellers are arguing that the pipeline is damaging to their health and safety. Energy Transfer was recently charged with 48 criminal counts relating to its Mariner East pipeline.