Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, Jan. 4

The Daily Numbers: 133,000 kickback scheme in Upland Borough that has now sparked a lawsuit filed by the former fire chief against a council member and former top cop.

26 years of service for Sandy Cornelius, who announced she will step down as the leader of Elwyn Inc.

75, age of former Radnor Commissioner Bill Spingler, who faces charges he indecently assaulted a woman in a nursing home.

103, age of his alleged victim.

83 counts of burglary filed against man in connection with a March 2015 robbery of the Suburban Armory.

201st Legislature sworn in yesterday in Harrisburg.

2 new pols from Delco, Republican Rep. Alex Charlton, R-165, and Democrat Rep. Bryan Kirkland, D-159.

22 new state representatives in the House.

6 new senators.

121-82 majority for the GOP in the House.

34-16 majority for Republicans in the Senate.

40 females in the House. That’s a record high.

49 women total in the Legislature - 26 Republicans, 23 Democrats.

3,764 adoptions for the Providence Animal Center - formerly the Delco SPCA - in 2016, a new record, surpassing the old mark of 3,583 in 2014.

328 people arrested by state police for DUI in Pa. over the New Year’s holiday weekend. That’s up from 309 in 2016.

595 crashes investigated.

46 involved alcohol.

113 people injured.

4 people killed.

94-93 win for the Sixers over the T-Wolves last night

26 point 3rd quarter lead blown by the Sixers in the process.

25 points for Joel Embiid.

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

Brace yourself. If he stays healthy, Joel Embiid is going to be a monster, dominating the Philly sports scene for years.

I Don’t Get It: Probably not what Paul Ryan and Republicans had envisioned for their first day back in D.C. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Delco U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan for standing against those in his own party plotting at attack on ethics panel.

Quote Box: “I’m more than just pushing the ball along, now I’m one of the 203.”

- New state Rep. Alex Charlton, R-165, after taking oath yesterday in Harrisburg.

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