Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, June 23

The Daily Numbers: 5 million dollars, how much the feds say a Havertown podiatrist pocketed in a scheme to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and several insurance companies.

301 individuals snagged by the feds across the nation in what they are calling the biggest Medicare fraud bust in history.

900 million dollars in fraudulent payments alleged.

2 people shot - a father and his son - in 2 separate incidents in Chester. The father was killed, his son wounded.

13 people chased from their homes in Chester by a fire.

50 firefighters who responded to the blaze at Third and Yarnall streets.

23 minutes apart for the 2 shootings, which police believe may be related.

20 homicides in 2016 in Delco.

14 of them in Chester.

30 counts of child porn lodged against a Haverford man.

17, age of teen in North Penn who was sentenced to a year in a residential treatment center for setting a fire that damaged North Penn High School.

700,000 dollars in damages to the school in the fire.

36, age of Philly man who faces charges for supplying the Fentanyl that led to the death of a Pottstown woman.

29 bullets fired in wild shootout in Philadelphia early this morning.

115-80 vote to allow internet gambling in Pa. But reps stood against pushing gaming into local bars.

11 term Congressman Chaka Fattah offered his resignation after his conviction on racketeering charges, but in October. House Speaker Paul Ryan wants it now.

1, as in the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft tonight for the Sixers. They’re taking Ben Simmons out of LSU.

24 and 26, Sixers other picks in the 1st round, unless they swing a trade.

9 straight losses for the Phils.

6-5 come-from-ahead loss to Twin last night.

5-2 the Phils actually led this game in the 5th inning.

4-17 mark for the Phils in June.

13 losses in their last 14 games.

4-2 win for the Union last night in Chester in MLS action.

3 goals for Roland Alberg.

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

You kind of have to feel bad today for Sam Hinkie. He’s the man behind ‘The Process,’ which comes to fruition tonight. But Hinkie will be nowhere to be found, banished by the team a few months ago. Jerry Colangelo is at the helm for the 76ers tonight.

I Don’t Get It: Two more shootings in Chester. This time a father is dead and his son wounded - in separate incidents. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-1, who represents a chunk of Delco, and his Democratic colleagues as they took over the House yesterday in an effort to push for a vote on gun control legislation.

Quote Box:
“We are blind to a crisis. Where is our courage?”

- Congressman John Lewis, D-Georgia, on the House action.

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