Friday, June 3, 2016

The Daily Numbers for Friday, June 6

The Daily Numbers: 106 mph, how fast Amtrak train was traveling through Chester when it struck a backhoe, killing 2 workers.

1 of the families of the 2 men killed who filed a lawsuit against Amtrak.

40 years, how long Joe Carter worked for Amtrak.

2 years of probation in the ARD program for a nurse at Taylor Hospital who was charged with insurance fraud.

2nd citation for workplace hazards for an Upper Darby stucco contractor.

209 graduates from Archbishop Carroll who picked up their diplomas yesterday.

25 million dollar new home for the Chester Charter School for the Arts that broke ground yesterday.

12 million in additional funding for Chester Upland School District that will be included in fair funding formula.

18-36 years in prison for a Chester Township man charged in a drug operation he ran along with his mother.

2 men facing drug charges in Upper Darby.

34 million dollars being sought for opioid epidemic across the state by Gov. Tom Wolf.

5 small business winners who picked up SCORE awards from the regional business group yesterday.

1 Blue Angels pilot killed in crash yesterday in Tennessee.

7 straight losses for the Phillies.

2 games under .500 for the Phils.

2 hits & a homer for Maikel Franco last night.

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

Seven straight losses for the Phils. This is starting to get ugly.

I Don’t Get It: Still trying to figure out how that Amtrak train and a backhoe wound up on the same tracks. Obviously, someone made a mistake.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those who gathered at last night’s Hero Bowl game. Before the game Jacai Colson, a former standout athlete at Chichester High and now a Maryland police officer who was killed in a shootout, was remembered.

Quote Box: “He liked doing his job and he was the best at doing his job.”

- Tom Kline, talking about Amtrak victim Joe ‘Stookie’ Carter.

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