The Daily Numbers - June 30
1 person killed and 2 others wounded in the ensuing shootout.
15 year veteran of Chester police force injured in the shooting.
2 fatal shootings in 2 days after 8 days of relative quiet in aftermath of state of emergency put in place after 4 homicides in 8 days.
1 Comcast worker killed when he was electrocuted while working on cable lines yesterday in Marple.
2 brothers plead not guilty in murder-for-hire plot involving man from Collingdale. His wife also is charged.
28 billion state budget deal that has been hammered out by Gov. Rendell and legislators in Harrisburg, 1 day before the deadline.
0 increase in state sales or income tax.
9 percent cut for libraries.
7.3 percent cut for parks.
9 percent cut for environmental protection.
29.4 billion dollar budget signed into law in New Jersey.
4 deaths in Philadelphia being attributed to the heat.
2 men charged in deadly shootout in Upper Gwynedd.
7,000 dollars shortfall that might lead to cancellation of annual July 4 fireworks show in Glendside.
16 million dollar Ponzi scam being charged to a Chester County businessman who ran several hedge funds.
25 years behind the mic coming to end for Larry King, who announced he will retire from his CNN talk show.
9-6 win in 10 innings for Phils, after the blew a 6-1 lead.
3 run homer surrendered by Brad Lidge with 2 out in 9th to see Reds tie the game.
3 runs in 10th as Raul Ibanez came up with the big hit.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.The Phils now will have to make do without Placido Polanco and Chase Utley. It won’t be easy.
I Don’t Get It: A US Airways pilot has been charged with taking photos up the skirt of a teen girl at Philadelphia International Airport. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Ahhhh! That was the feeling all across the region this morning as that heavy cloak of humidity lifted overnight. We get a couple of nice days, then another warm-up on the weekend.
Quote Box: “I’ve never seen this many cops in my life.”
- Chester resident Ricky Reese at yesterday’s shooting in the city that left an officer wounded.