The Daily Numbers - Aug. 26
45 percent dip in the sale of existing homes in Delaware County in July.
That was the worst decline in the eight-county region.
27.3 million dollars in net income in the quarter for home builder Toll Brothers. That was better than expected.
2 suspects being sought in the brutal beating of a convenience store clerk in Darby Borough.
3 suspects arrested in the robbery of the Sovereign Bank in Media.
2 days of shotgun hunts set to thin the deer herd at Ridley Creek State Park. There also will be archery hunting.
350,000 a year job for Philadelphia Housing Authority czar Carl Greene that could go up in smoke today in an avalanche of bad news, including a string of sexual harassment complaints filed against him.
1 human case of West Nile virus reported in the state, with the victim coming from Philadelphia.
100 new teachers being hired for positions in the Philadelphia School District.
9 age of daughter a Delco mom us accused of punching.
1 motorcycle rider serious injured when his bike collided with a Dodge Durango on Philadelphia Pike in Claymont.
1 person killed when his truck slammed into an abutment on the St.
Georges Bridge in Del.
2 assaults being linked to a complete nude man in the Pennypack Park area of Philly.
50,000 dollars worth of equipment missing from the Philadelphia School District, according to a new audit.
3 straight losses for the Phils at the hands of the Astros.
2 home runs surrendered by Phils ace Roy Halladay, enough to earn him the loss.
6 hits given up by Halladay in 7 innings. He threw only 73 pitches.
44,657 jammed into Citizens Bank Park; that’s 106 consecutive sellouts.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.There’s no escaping the fact that the Phils were playing better before Chase Utley and Ryan Howard returned to the lineup. Both are struggling.
Did they come back too soon, and are they hurting the team?
I Don’t Get It: Two thugs beat up a convenience store clerk in Darby Borough. They battered him unconscious, then when he woke up they beat him again. Nice.
Today’s Upper: The state is getting ready to take action to thin the deer herd in Ridley Creek State Park. Good.
Quote Box: “We have a problem here and we’re going to fix it – that’s the bottom line.”
- Delaware County Prison Superintendent John Reilly, on the latest paperwork snafu that let two criminals walk out of the facility.