The Daily Numbers - Sept. 30
Statewide the number is 8.9 percent, up from 7.9 percent.
25 percent increase in clients reported by the Loaves and Fishes Pantry in Prospect Park.
14,000 dollars in charges racked up on his credit card that a blind lawyer from Broomall is fighting to make his credit card company pay. He says they got rung up by a prostitute. A judge tossed his claim.
39 weekends in jail for an Upper Darby woman who left her 2 kids home alone.
6.5 million dollars in savings expected to be achieved by the county in refinancing its general obligation bonds.
14 people busted as they protested at construction site for the Sugarhouse Casino on the waterfront in Philadelphia.
13.6 million dollars New Jersey says it is losing to those cheating the system on New Jersey Turnpike tolls.
3.8 million vehicles being recalled by Toyota to check floor mats that cause the accelerator pedal to stick.
1 person killed when an ATV slammed into a wall last night in West Philadelphia.
2 people busted at Philadelphia International Airport for attempting to smuggle drugs into the country by swallowing them wrapped inside pellets.
3 teens in Lehigh Valley killed in car crashes in just 4 days.
3 kittens believed tossed from the back of a bus parked on a street in Philly.
6 upscale homes that have been targeted by a burglar in neighborhoods north of Wilmington.
170 million dollar jackpot up for grabs in tonight’s Powerball drawing.
105 million dollars at stake in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot.
12,496 votes for Republican Rep. Bob Mensch, who looks like the winner in the special election to fill the 24th District state Senate seat.
25 years in jail for a former Penn professor on child porn charges.
2.53, average price of gas in the region. That’s down 2 more cents.
1, Phillies Magic Number after they won and the Braves lost last night.
12 wins for J.A. Happ, first Phils’ rookie to do that since Jim Owens in 1959.
97 mph, what Ryan Madson’s fastball was clocked at in the ninth inning last night.
7 career grand slams for Pedro Feliz, who sent the crowd into a tizzy and the Phils up 5-1 when he went yard in the fifth with the bases jammed.
32, age of new Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Why does he seem older than that.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Maybe now we can finally dispel that curse of 1964. Repeat after me. The Phillies are headed to the playoffs.
I Don’t Get It: Maryland has now banned texting while driving. In D.C.
today the government will take up the issue of distracted driving. What is Pennsylvania waiting for?
Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Phillies and Eagles, who are teaming up for a T-shirt featuring the city skyline and both teams’ logos to fight cancer.
Quote Box: “In a three-month period, we lost 120 families through evictions, foreclosures and people who moved in with family or friends.”
- Linda Freeman, director of the Loaves and Fishes Pantry in Prospect Park.