The Daily Numbers - April 17
1 person killed in an overnight fire in Upper Darby. The woman apparently was trapped in the basement. Other victims escaped.
38 years on the Prospect Park police force for Chief John Saddic, who announced he was stepping down.
25 years on the force for Darby Chief Bob Smythe, who was honored by borough council this week.
2.5 percent tax hike now being eyed in Rose Tree Media, where the school board has been paring down proposed increases. They’re still looking to make more cuts.
130 homes that will be on the block this morning at the Media Courthouse for auction at a sheriff’s sale.
30,000 jobs lost in Pennsylvania in March.
150 dollar fine, that’s for first offense under the new ban on using a cell phone while driving about to go into effect in Philly.
3 dogs rescued last night after they wandered into busy rush-hour traffic on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philly.
82 dollars worth of chicken wings and Hot Pockets ripped off when an apparently hungry thief broke into an apartment in Newark, Del.
2 people, a mother and child, dead in what police are calling a murder-suicide in Norristown.
3.2 million dollar fine slapped on Comcast and DirecTV for violations of the federal Do Not Call laws.
26.2 percent drop in home sales reported in Philadelphia region in first quarter. That’s 9,162 houses, as opposed to 12,408 in the same period last year.
65 million dollar price tag for a refinery in Tulsa, Okla., sold by Sunoco.
1 milion dollars in cash, what drug kingpin Alton ‘Ace Capone’ Coles had in his home when he was busted. Yesterday he was sentenced to life in jail for running a drug empire.
3 run homer for Adam Dunn, all the runs the Nats really needed to beat the Phils last night.
1 win now for the Nationals, who broke into the win column vs. the Phils.
2 home runs surrendered by Phils releiver Jack Tashner.
2 as in Game Two of their first-round Stanley Cup series tonight with the Flyers badly needing a win vs. the Pens.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.You don’t really need to say a word at this point to know how sad tonight and tomorrow will be for Philly sports fans. That’s the point. We long to hear words – a voice – that is now silent.
I Don’t Get It: How low can you go, to grab a box with donations to be used in the fight against breast cancer and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Today’s Upper: A silver lining to that awful story. The boss of the accounting firm Parente Rudolph, which is located in the same building, is going to replace the stolen money. Huge thumb’s up to Jeff Freeo.
Quote Box: “Mr. O’Neill has accepted responsibility for his actions.”
-- Defense attorney Michael A. Schwartz, at yesterday’s hearing at which Sean O’Neill Sr. entered guilty plea.