Gottlieb to keynote 'Hope' confab

The nonprofit Wellness Community of Philadelphia will hold its 10th annual "Celebration of Hope" conference at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, 201 S. Columbus Blvd.

Family therapist and host of WHYY's radio's "Voices of the Family" Dan Gottlieb, M.D., will keynote this event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

This year's theme is "Fifteen Years of Stories," and Gottlieb will share his personal thoughts during his presentation, "Tell Me Your Story."

Author Due at library lecture

Author Tananarive Due will lecture at tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 1901 Vine St., about the issues surrounding her latest work, "Blood Colony." Then work is a fantasy novel about a 17-year-old immortal endowed with world-healing powers. This is Due's third book, coming after her debut, "My Soul to Keep," and its follow-up "The Living Blood."

Body of teen found on tracks

Upper Darby Police are investigating the death of Kyle Fish, 14, of Drexel Hill, who was found about 11 p.m. Saturday on the SEPTA 102 trolley tracks near Hillcrest Road and Harper Avenue in Drexel Hill.

A preliminary examination by the Delaware County Medical Examiner lists the cause of Fish's death as blunt-force trauma, but investigators await pending toxicology reports in the case.

Fish, who was unidentified for more than 12 hours after his body was found, was identified by his father yesterday afternoon, police said.

2 men held in shooting, homicide

Two Camden men have been arrested in connection with last week's shooting and related killing of Sherron Rolax.

Investigators allege that Sunni Brundage, 19, of Randolph Street near Thorndyke Avenue, and 25-year-old Jerrod Baldwin, who lived on a unit block of Western Avenue, fought with Rolax after a party on May 24.

After the fight, police believe, Brundage shot Rolax, who then collapsed a few feet away.

Police believe that Baldwin used one of Brundage's guns to shoot a 26-year-old friend of Rolax's during the same fight.

Both men are being held on $500,000 bond each with an arraignment scheduled for today. *

- Staff and wire reports