The Daily Numbers - Dec. 31
1 man brandishing what he said was a bomb who held up the M&T Bank in Ridley Park yesterday. It turned out the pipe was not explosive. He fled with a dye pack of money.
9,700 dollars ripped off from a state store worker who was headed to the bank in Aston. The suspect shouldn’t be too hard to track. He’s listed at 6-foot-7 and tipping the scales at 400 pounds.
147,000 price tag, what the Mummers have to kick into the city to hold their annual strut up Broad Street.
2.70 a gallon, what we’re paying for gas on average in the Philly region today. That’s as opposed to $1.69, what we were paying last New Year’s.
2 billion dollar shortfall reported in Pa. revenue in the third quarter compared to last year. That won’t help the state’s budget crunch.
16 million dollars being paid by Comcast to settle a class-action suit stemming from the cable company’s disruption of peer-to-peer networks.
50,000 cash bail for a Pottstown teen who has now been charged in a deadly crash in which 2 other teens were killed.
25 million dollar Powerball jackpot Saturday night. No one hit on Wednesday.
1 off-duty Philadelphia police officer wounded, 1 friend killed in a hold-up try that turned deadly in the Hunting Park section of the city last night.
18, as in No. 18 Temple, which held off Northern Illinois last night.
They face No. 1 Kansas on Saturday at the Liacouras Center.
3 goals for Simon Gagne for the hat trick as the Flyers routed the Rangers in New York last night, 6-0.
4 straight wins for the Flyers, who are in Boston for the Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Friday afternoon.
2 fireworks celebrations that will ring in the new year in Philly.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.The Flyers in the Winter Classic; Penn State going bowling; Temple tangling with No. 1 Kansas and the Eagles and Cowboys. Sounds like quite the sports weekend to kick off a new year.
I Don’t Get It: Investigators now say they believe hundreds of animals may have been sacrificed in a Philadelphia house where remains have been found. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Kudos again to Rep. Bob Brady, who as usual was in the thick of things as the Mummers hammered out a deal with the city over finances involved with their annual strut up Broad Street.
Quote Box: “Obviously, we want to err on the side of caution because we
are dealing with a petroleum product.”
- Aston Fire Marshal Sean Joyce, investigating gas leak in the township.