DA office's list of suspect police, PHL plans expansion, Chloe Kim earns gold | Morning Newsletter

Good morning, Philadelphia. Today we’re catching up on Olympics updates, and diving into new stories surrounding the District Attorney’s office and the Philadelphia International Airport. It’s also Mardi Gras, so let the good times roll if you can.

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Chloe Kim, Scranton’s Adam Rippon add to medal count

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Chloe Kim won her first Olympic gold medal on Tuesday.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing and so far the U.S. has won 6 medals: 3 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze.

Monday was a big day for American figure skaters: Scranton-born Adam Rippon, the first openly-gay American man to compete in the Winter Olympics, helped the American team win a bronze medal. And Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in the Olympics

Early Tuesday (last night for the U.S.), snowboarding phenom Chloe Kim brought home gold on the halfpipe, living up to all the hype that’s surrounded the 17 year old. Her teammate Arielle Gold won the bronze.

Is binge watching your Olympic sport? Turn on these winter games-themed movies instead.

Philadelphia’s DA office keeps secret list of suspect police

Last year, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s secretive Police Misconduct Review Committee made a list of officers with a history of lying, racial bias, or brutality, in a move to block them from testifying in court.

The list was intended for internal use and has not been made public, though sources said it included Reginald V. Graham, who in 2007 arrested the rapper Meek Mill.

District Attorney Larry Krasner has confirmed the existence of the list and, according to sources, he believes the list is a limited snapshot of the real problem.

Philadelphia International Airport plans a shipping hub

Transporting people isn’t cool. You know what is cool? Transporting people and cargo. That’s why the Philadelphia International Airport is adding a massive air-freight complex to its footprint.

Though representatives of the land once accused the city of trying to buy it for less than its value, last month the airport acquired the 135 acres immediately west of its passenger terminals.

What’s at stake? An estimated $50 billion in air-cargo business. The move, alongside updates to the Port of Philadelphia, looks to take advantage of Philly’s central location in the mid-Atlantic.

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