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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot...And Friday's News

As the famous philosopher Buster Poindexter intoned, Philly's "Feeling hot, hot, hot," as the first major heat wave drapes a wet blanket of heat across the City of Brotherly Love. The city's Department of Health has issued an "excessive heat watch" due to the heat and humidity expected through the weekend.

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot...And Friday's News

As the famous philosopher Buster Poindexter intoned, Philly's "Feeling hot, hot, hot," as the first major heat wave drapes a thick wet blanket across the City of Brotherly Love.  The city's Department of Health has issued an "excessive heat watch" due to the heat and humidity expected through the weekend. 

Here's some advice from the department:  Those most at risk in extreme heat are older people, those with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, individuals taking certain regular medications, pregnant women, small children, those who work in a high heat environment, and anyone engaged in strenuous physical activity.  The public should insure that fans and air conditioners are in working order; make plans now to check in with older friends, relatives and neighbors over the weekend; and if possible reschedule any plans for strenuous outdoor activity.

In other Friday news:

A bad day for Camp Fumo: A long-time pal is pleading guilty to tax charges and is expected to testify during the state senator's upcoming trial.

A suspect in a shooting that resulted in a high-profile beating by police was denied bail.  Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner helps make a bust.

The new school superintendent moves swiftly on a promise to clean up Overbrook High School.

And our print sibling Clout considers the potential for a political marriage.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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