Man fatally shot in W. Phila.
City police said an 18-year-old man was fatally shot shortly before noon yesterday on 60th Street at Lansdowne Avenue, in Overbrook. Cops said the man, whose name they withheld pending family notification, was pronounced dead shortly afterward at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had been shot multiple times, police said. (Related photos on Page 10.)
Bank-robbery reward offered
The Delaware Valley Financial Security Officers Group is offering a $2,500 reward for the apprehension and conviction of the middle-age man who robbed the Prudential Savings Bank at 1834 Oregon Ave. on Nov. 20.
The robber is described as a white man in his 50s or 60s, 5 feet 3 to 5 feet 7 with a scruffy beard. He was wearing a dark, full-length wool coat, under which he may have been wearing a white shirt and red tie.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the FBI at 215- 418-4000.
N.J. Senate OKs gift-ban bill
The New Jersey Senate yesterday voted 36-0 to approve a bill barring legislators and their staff from accepting gifts from lobbyists. The bill needs only Gov. Jon S. Corzine's signature to become law.
Cop-shooting plea withdrawn
A Trainer, Delaware County, man, who allegedly held his son's girlfriend hostage and allegedly shot and wounded a Glenolden police officer in the chest on New Year's Day, withdrew his guilty plea in Delaware County Court yesterday.
Andrew Gines, 56, will face trial in March in the shooting of Officer Matthew Illich. At least a dozen uniformed and plainclothes officers showed up for Gines' sentencing yesterday.
4 teens nabbed in Rowan row
Four teenage boys are accused in a robbery and assault of students near the Rowan University campus in Glassboro, N.J. Police say the four approached two Rowan students Saturday at an apartment complex and asked where they could find a party. The students said there was no party and a scuffle began.
Police say the suspects brandished a BB gun and a realistic-looking toy pistol. The four were arrested as they tried to flee. *