Immigrant stabbing victim
is identified by police
The 47-year-old Cambodian immigrant stabbed to death in her South Philadelphia apartment Wednesday has been identified as Taing Thai, Homicide Lt. Philip Riehl said yesterday.
Her body and that of her roommate, Nimol Tep, 40, also a Cambodian immigrant who was fatally stabbed, were found Thursday morning in their apartment on 7th Street near Jackson. Police arrested 21-year-old Sambo Noucq, of Jackson Street near 4th, South Philadelphia, in the murders.
Victim of fatal shooting
in W. Oak Lane identified
Police have identified a 30-year-old woman who was shot to death early Sunday in West Oak Lane as Zenelia Bishop. She was the city's 137th homicide victim.
She and two men were shot outside Charlie's Little Spot bar on Stenton Avenue near 20th Street, shortly after 1 a.m.
Homicide investigators believe an argument sparked the deadly shooting.
Phila. Fun Guide offering
half-price tix to 34 events
The online Philadelphia Fun Guide, which promotes local arts events, has kicked off a five-week program that offers half-price tickets to 34 destinations throughout Greater Philadelphia, with five or more events taking place every day between Mother's Day (May 13) and Father's Day (June 17).
Available activities include museums, theaters, science centers, aquariums, zoos, river cruises, films, pottery, dance classes, even mini-golf. Check out www.phillyfunguide.com/ 5week.
to be closed again today
Delaware County Community College remains closed again today, five days after threatening e-mails were received at two of its five campuses.
Classes at all campuses of the college in Delaware and Chester counties have been canceled, according to the school's answering service.
College and law-enforcement officials met yesterday. The school's Web site said only that the investigation is "ongoing."
Man sought in bank heists
shot to death by police
An unidentified man who used threatening notes to rob two banks in Atlantic County for about $5,000 yesterday was shot and killed by police in Hamilton Township while fleeing from his second heist, authorities said.
The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, was seen driving an Acura sport vehicle minutes after the second holdup, which occurred at about 2:30 p.m., said Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz. The suspect had walked out of a Bank of America in Mays Landing with less than $3,000 after handing a teller a note that read: "This a bank robbery. Don't do anything stupid." *
- Staff and wire reports