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Independence Day 2011, Police Target Person of Interest in Montgomery County Shootings, and Cliff Lee's Streak Ends

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The Omelette Monday July 4, 2011 Independence Day

Independence Day 2011: Fireworks, Cookouts, Parades, and More

Independence Day 2011 is here, and if you're not down at the Jersey shore, there's plenty of fireworks celebrations happening throughout the area. Check out this comprehensive July 4th list for fireworks and parades throughout the Philadelphia area if you can't make it down to the Parkway for Wawa's Welcome America event.

Are you on a time crunch and in need of some cookout tips for your July 4th barbecue today? Look no further than Kristen Hagopian's summer barbecue tips and her article on how to have a fabulous and frugal July 4th celebration.

Person of Interest Sought in Weekend Douglass Township Shootings

Over the weekend, five people were shot inside a farmhouse in Douglass Township (Bechtelsville), which resulted in the deaths of a 5-year-old boy and a 43-year-old man. Officers arriving on the scene around 11:00 P.M. discovered all five victims shot in the head. The owners of the house Paul Shay, 64, and Monica Shay, 58, of New York City, both sustained critical gunshot injuries. Another victim, Kathrynn Erdmann, 37, of Fall River, Massachusetts, was in critical condition Sunday . Her son, Gregory, age 5, was killed. The other fatal victim was (nephew of Paul and Monica Shay) Joseph Shay, 43, of Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

The owners of the home are from New York, but come home during the weekends. Paul Shay (the owner) is employed as a plumber in New York.

 

After police were unable to find anyone in the woods following the Saturday night shooting, they believed this was the work of a hitman, who targeted the entire family. Now, police have surrounded a home in Delaware County as they target a "person of interest" who may be behind the deadly shootings.

Cliff Lee's Streak Comes To An End...Phillies Lose 7-4

For 32 innings, Cliff Lee was untouchable. He had three straight shutouts and took the streak on the road to Toronto yesterday, where it came to an end in the 3rd inning. He pitched well yesterday (3 runs in the first 7 innings) up until the 8th inning when he imploded and gave up 4 runs. All told he surrendered 7 runs (six earned) and took the loss. Charlie Manuel clearly left him in the game too long and should have went to the bullpen when the Phillies had a 4-3 lead going into the 8th.

The Phillies head to Florida and take on the Marlins at 6:10 P.M.

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Don't miss Matt Babiarz's article today on Jose Reyes and why he might become a Phillie next season.

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