The Daily Numbers - Oct. 27

The Daily Numbers: 15 tons, top weight limit on Route 291 Bridge over Crum Creek in Ridley. The bridge is crumbling and needs to be fixed. That’s going to mean headaches for a lot of truckers.

2 people, a mother and son, charged in drive-by shooting in Upper Darby.

32, age of Yolanda Certaine, who entered guilty plea in the brutal death of a 67-year-old woman in Darby Township. She was sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison.

67 counts of animal cruelty added to charges facing an Upper Darby woman found to be hoarding animals.

2 women who waived their preliminary hearing on prostitution charges after a raid on an Upper Darby home.

15, age of teen allegedly forced into a home by a 52-year-old man in Ridley. He now faces charges.

98 employees being laid off in the Main Line Health System, including 10 at Riddle Hospital.

5 GOP senators, including Delco’s Ted Erickson, asking their party leaders to restart talks on a possible Marcellus shale tax.

43-36 edge for Republican Pat Toomey over Democrat Joe Sestak in the latest Franklin & Marshall poll in the U.S. Senate race.

8 point bulge for Toomey in the Muhlenberg College poll.

15 point margin for Republican Tom Corbett over Democrat Dan Onorato in the Pa. governor’s race, according to the F&M poll.

438 million dollar casino with 1,500 slots and 70 table games to be built at the Foxwoods site on the Philly waterfront, with Harrah’s as the new partner.

56 cars damaged by vandals in South Philly who threw some kind of caustic liquid on them from a passing car.

2,000 dollar reward offered for information in the mutilation of a dog that was found dismembered on the porch of a Northeast Philly home.

2 more teen girls charged in the attacks on joggers in a Wilmington park. That makes 5 in total.

25, age of police officer in Trenton, N.J., charged with sexual assault of 14-year-old girl.

5 million dollars believed ripped off from La Salle University by their former auxiliary services director, who allegedly funneled funds to a bogus company he controlled for years.

40 feet up a utility pole, where a man was found near Amtrak trains in Philly last night.

3 points for Jeff Carter last night as Flyers rolled over Sabres, 6-3.

2, as in the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft. That would be Andre Turner, who can’t crack starting lineup for Sixers.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Remember the World Series? Hey, at least we’ll have to tune in tonight to see how Cliff Lee fares. He’ll start for the Rangers against Tim Lincecum and the Giants


I Don’t Get It: It’s happened again. Surveillance video from a convenience store in Stone Harbor, N.J., show a woman stealing a jar with donations meant for charity.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those who took part in yesterday’s Safe Schools Summit, which dealt with the crucial topics of teen suicide and cyber-bullying. We know the problems involved with those issues all too well here in the county.


Quote Box: “Using our kids as a backdrop for a campaign rally is totally inappropriate.”

- Patricia Booker, Radnor School Board member, on move to cancel appearance by Vice President Joe Biden at Radnor High.