The Daily Numbers - Jan. 29
556,000 dollars ripped off from the trust fund of their kids by a Bethel man and their stepmother. They pleaded guilty this week.
32 million dollars in bonds OK’d by Chester Upland School District for several renovation projects.
275,000 dollar contract to run the Milwaukee School District for Chester Upland schools boss Dr. Gregory Thornton. The Board of Control that runs the district now will reopen talks in an attempt to keep Thornton here.
5,300 for 4 bulletproof vests that Colwyn Borough will pay gun dealer Dusty Rhoads to settle their dispute.
2 dead pit bulls removed from separate homes in Chester.
15 years, how long those Blue Route ramps to meter traffic entering the highway have been in the works. They’re about to go back into service in February.
25.6 million in federal stimulus funds coming to Pa. to fund high-speed rail projects. That’s out of $8 billion being spent nationally.
2 winning Powerball tickets worth $1 million each sold in Pa. Relax, they weren’t around here. One was sold in York, the other in Beaver Falls.
40 to 45 feet, how much deeper dredging project in the Delaware River will do to the channel.
6 members of a sorority at Rutgers after a pledge complained she was consistently paddled in a hazing incident.
50,000 dollar reward now posted for info in shooting deaths of two pet dogs in Chadds Ford.
12,000 dollars worth of computer equipment stolen by thieves who tunneled through the wall of Cecil B. Moore Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
1 more robbery now linked to man wielding hypodermic needle he says contains HIV-infected blood. That’s now 2 in Delco, and 2 in Delaware.
79 million dollar loss in the 4th quarter posted by US Airways, down from $543 million the year before.
8,000 jobs being slashed by drug giant AstraZeneca, which has its U.S. HQ in Wilmington. That’s 12 percent of its work force.
150 jobs being axed by Barclaycard US in Delaware.
2 goal lead coughed up by the Flyers, who lost to Atlanta, 4-3.
634 games played as a Flyer for Simon Gagne.
19 days until pitchers and catchers report to Phillies spring training in Clearwater on Feb. 17
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Can anyone explain to me why local fans hold such a grudge against Kobe Bryant? He’s only the greatest basketball player on the planet.
I Don’t Get It: A man getting groceries what violently attacked for no reason in an Acme market in Vineland. I don’t get it .
Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Chester family that have raised $5,000 in hopes someone will come forward with information about the murder of their loved on.
Quote Box: “We know who did it, but we need somebody to come up and to say what they saw or what they know.”
- Mohammed Habib, family friend of murder victim Abulaash Ansari.