Man shot to death in N. Phila.

An unidentified man was shot several times shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday on Sedgley Avenue near 25th Street in North Philadelphia.

He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 1:47 a.m.

Police made no immediate arrests.

Come see waterfront plans

The public will have a chance to see what consultants have designed for the improvement of Columbus Avenue at Race Street at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Festival Pier on Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street.

The Delaware River Waterfront Corp.'s planning committee is seeking to convert Pier 11 into the first of several public spaces under its mandate to create and maintain a "vibrant public realm."

Man dies in mowing accident

Arthur "Art" Shivers, 72, a golf-course employee in Middle Township, Cape May County, N.J., was killed Tuesday when a lawn mower fell on him, authorities said.

Middle Township police said Shivers, of Rio Grande, was riding a specialized mower at the Sand Barrens Golf Course, cutting tee boxes, when it flipped over into a sand trap.

An employee and a doctor who had been jogging nearby managed to push the mower off of Shivers.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Looking for cat, kills his mom

Prosecutors say that a Slatington, Pa., man flicking a lighter to get a cat to come out of hiding from under his mother's bed started a fire that killed her.

Twenty-six-year-old Chad Lever has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Feb. 3 death of Lisa House, 47, who had Lou Gehrig's disease and couldn't walk without assistance.

Lehigh County prosecutors said yesterday that Lever accidentally set the blaze.

Lever called 9-1-1 after trying to put out the flames. An autopsy found that his mother died of smoke inhalation. *

- Staff and wire reports