Training for WrestleMania; Parker school board appointments; SEPTA stabbing arrest

Future WrestleMania headliners could be training in Philadelphia

Philly will be a hotbed of wrestling this week leading up to two nights of WrestleMania at the Linc. 

Our area has a long and rich history with the sport that intertwines athleticism and showmanship. WHYY’s Cory Sharber got a look at the people training to make it to the big stage at wrestling schools, where hopefuls learn to safely create magical moments in the ring. Continue reading…

Wrestler Christian Darling smiles while upside down in the ring at Monster Factory in Paulsboro, N.J. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Eagles again pair arts and sports: for a cause

The Eagles are bringing together two of the city’s biggest loves — sports and art — to take action for autism.

BP’s Nick Kariuki talked to some of the 35 artists behind the “Green is the Heart Inspired” exhibit that opens next week, highlighting the team’s relationship with Philly. The exhibition and auction will benefit the Eagles Autism Foundation. Continue reading…

An oil painting of Jason Kelce, titled “Greatest,” by Maria Teicher will be on display and auction at Arch Enemy Arts, with the money going to the Eagles Autism Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles)

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• Deja vu hits Philly drivers as PennDOT shuts I-95 northbound for several days after an oversized truck hit a train overpass near the Betsy Ross Bridge. [BP]

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