2 wanted in robbery, murder
Police yesterday released composite sketches of two men who fatally shot a 28-year-old man in his Oak Lane home shortly before 1 p.m. yesterday.
Investigators said the killers ransacked the man's home, on Fariston Drive near Crescentville Road, looking for drugs, guns and money. They shot the victim, whose name was not released, several times and then fled. Tipsters can call 215-686-3334 or -3335.
Meeting for next of kin
The Philadelphia Police Department will hold the first "Next of Kin" meeting at the Police Academy on Monday night. Fifty relatives of 2007 homicide victims are expected to attend, with more meetings to be held in the future.
Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey designed the meetings to improve communications between homicide detectives and the relatives of murder victims.
The southbound lanes of Columbus Boulevard will be shut downclosed from Dock Street to just south of the Walt Whitman Bridge for about three hours beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Run, police said.
Spruce Street will also will be closed from Columbus Boulevard to Front street from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. About 1,000 people are expected to participate in the run.
Lehigh U. gets $34.2M gift
Lehigh University yesterday announced the biggest gift in its history, a $34.2 million donation from the estate of an alumnus.
The gift from the estate of Donald Stabler, a member of the class of 1930, will be used to establish a scholarship fund. Stabler earned undergraduate and master's degrees from Lehigh and founded a construction company that grew into Stabler Companies Inc., a Harrisburg-based construction, manufacturing and real-estate development conglomerate. He died in 1997.
Mom sentenced in Scout scam
A former Bethlehem woman will serve up to 23 months in prison for having her 7-year-old son dress as a Cub Scout to collect money for a nonexistent cause.
Sally Ann Gombocz, 51, told a Northampton County judge she wanted to apologize to anyone she hurt. She previously plead guilty to theft by deception and corruption of a minor. Gombocz had her son dress as a Cub Scout in 2003 and tell people he was raising money for a camping trip. A prosecutor says the family collected $69.
New PSU class: Alcohol 101
First-year Penn State students will have to take an online alcohol-awareness course as part of a new program designed to combat high-risk drinking.