The Daily Numbers - Oct. 26

The Daily Numbers: 16, age of suspect now charged as an adult in a drug-related shooting in Darby Township.

5 or 6 months, how long after the Jan. 1 deadline it will be before the county is ready to open its new animal shelter.

199 days in jail, how long a homeless man served in the county prison for trying to hold up a bank in Darby. Yesterday he was arrested again after trying to hit the same bank.

2 locations in Drexel Hill that saw reports of a mountain lion wandering the streets yesterday. No such big cat was actually found.

1.6 billlion, how much a new study says the state could make by selling off the state liquor store system.

100,000 dollars and his home, how much authorities believe a Montgomery County man lost to a home helper who is now being sought for fleecing him.

2 cases of attempted child lurings being investigated in Chester County.

19 cities, including Chester, that could place red-light cameras under a bill passed by the Pa. Senate yesterday.

400 lewd prank phone calls made by a man in Carlisle, Pa.

4th person charged in Philly’s ‘House of Horrors’ basement case due in court today.

200,000 debt owed by former Sixer and NBA great Julius Dr. J Erving. It stems from a failed golf course investment. Erving is planning to auction off some personal memorabilia. It’s now known if is he is having serious money problems.

2-3 weeks, how long Pronger is expected to be out, and when he comes back he will have to wear a visor.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.For some reason, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of passion for the arrival of the most hated team in Philly sports. Yes, the Cowboys are due here for a national TV tilt Sunday night. Where’s the fire?



I Don’t Get It: Hard to believe Julius Dr. J Erving is auctioning off much of his memorabilia to pay off some debts.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Delco D.A. for laying down the law to stores that continue to sell dangerous synthetic drugs such as salvia and bath salts.


Quote Box: “President Obama is never going to endorse a Republican, but isn’t he in fact endorsing Butler’s leadership and management of the city?"

- Delco GOP boss Andy Reilly, on controversy surrounding billboards in Chester featuring the president and Mayor Wendell Butler.