Philly’s low recycling rate; ‘Abbott Elementary’ scoops up Emmy noms; 14-year-old charged as adult | Morning roundup

Philly’s low recycling rate; ‘Abbott Elementary’ scoops up Emmy noms; 14-year-old charged as adult | Morning roundup

Philadelphia officials say recycling is no longer being mixed with trash, after a few brief stints over the past couple years due to pandemic staffing issues.

according to an informal survey by Billy Penn and Green Philly. Overall, city recycling rates of 9% are at historic lows.

Some frustrated residents have started paying for private recycling pickup,

Meir Rinde reports, while others just want to know if they should continue separating their trash.

Hit comedy “Abbott Elementary” has been nominated for seven Emmys

 including three for creator and West Philly native Quinta Brunson.

Set in a fictional Philadelphia school named after one of Brunson’s real-life teachers and inspired by stories of her school teacher mom

the series was so popular people hoped it could be used for policy change.

One of the stars is Philadelphian Sheryl Lee Ralph (wife to state Sen. Vincent Hughes),

whose reaction to learning she was nominated is priceless.

Two brothers aged 14 and 10 turned themselves in Monday in the beating death of a 73-year-old.

The older boy was charged with 3rd degree murder as an adult — per Pennsylvania law — and his younger brother was released. [NBC10/Appeal/CBS3]

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