The Daily Numbers - Aug. 31
4 stories of mistaken releases, with a Havertown woman now saying she was cut loose early back in May.
2 shooting incidents 6 hours apart yesterday in Chester.
1 body found inside a burned-out car in a parking lot at Loomis Elementary School in Marple.
2 homicides so far this year in Springfield, with the ruling that the stabbing death of an 87-year-old woman was a murder. Her 88-year-old husband faces charges.
27 homicides total so far this year in the county.
100 mph, how fast motorcycle rider was going when his bike crashed on I-95 in Tinicum.
16,900 dollars, how much a Wilmington, Del., woman is believed to have stolen from the elderly Villanova man she was caring for. She has repaid $10,000. She pleaded guilty in court.
4, as in Category 4, that would be Earl, the storm that is blowing across the Caribbean and now is expected to roll up the East Coast. The current track will not result in a direct hit; it is expected to be 200 miles off the Jersey coast when it blows by.
53 days so far this year that we have hit the 90-degree mark. We are expecting temps in the 90s through Thursday.
1 of 2 people who held up the Game Stop store in Claymont, Del., with a machete is in custody.
2 female students at the University of Delaware who were pepper-sprayed and had their purses stolen Saturday night near the campus.
1 person killed in fire in Levittown home that authorities say was deliberately set.
260,000 dollars, what a federal judge ordered Lower Merion School District to pay to the lawyer who brought suit against them in that laptop spying flap.
1 hit, all the Phils managed to scratch out while being shut out by the Dodgers last night in L.A.
0 hits through the first seven innings off Hiroki Kuroda, who flirted with a no-hitter.
3 games back of the Braves, who won last night, for the second-place Phils.
1.5 games ahead of the Giants, who lost, in the wild-card race.
3 runs on 10 hits over 7 innings for Phils starter Roy Halladay, who took the loss. He’s now 16-10 on the year.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.The Phillies simply cannot allow Hiroki Kuroda to no-hit them over seven innings and change. That’s embarrassing.
I Don’t Get It: Odd weapon of choice for a man and woman who held up a Game Stop store in Claymont, Del. They were wielding a machete.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to the mother of Len Bias, the first-round NBA draft pick, who died of an accidental cocaine overdose. She brought her sobering message to Chester over the weekend.
Quote Box: “I am standing here today as a living witness of his strength and power if you can endire and you can believe God.”
- Dr. Lonise Bias, addressing crowd in Chester.