Arrest in airport-hotel shooting
Police arrested a man yesterday in connection with a fatal shooting early Thursday at the Residence Inn near Philadelphia International Airport.
Kalif Lewis, 26, of 55th Street near Media, is charged with murder in the shooting of Tyre West, 28, of Dounton Street near 16th, police said.
LLooking for Pottstown robber
Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a PNC bank in Pottstown yesterday. The robber, a black man in his late 20s and wearing dark clothing, a hat and gloves, asked a bank teller for a deposit slip, then wrote out a note demanding cash, said Brian Herrick, an FBI spokesman.
The robber pulled out a handgun, then fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, Herrick said.
Fugitive recognized from pic
Joseph Musnuff, a fugitive accused of raping a woman in his van in May, was arrested Thursday after a tipster saw the man's picture in the Daily News and called authorities.
U.S. marshals in Philadelphia received an anonymous tip that led them to Musnuff in his home in the Flying Dutchman, a trailer park in Felton, Del.
Musnuff has been charged with rape and assault, and has not posted bail, said Jim Burke, a supervisor with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Trump suit still in play
A federal judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit by Donald Trump's casino company over its failed bid for a casino license in Philadelphia three years ago.
U.S. District Judge John Jones said in the ruling that Trump's lawyers sufficiently argued that the state gaming board awarded licenses in 2006 in a way that unfairly protected in-state business.
The suit cites gaming-board concerns that a Trump casino in Philadelphia would divert gamblers to casinos it owned in New Jersey.
11 years for A.C. slots stabbing
A New York man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for slashing and stabbing a man who argued with him over who was next in line to use a slot machine at an Atlantic City casino.
At sentencing yesterday, a judge ruled that Dan Wang, 37, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.
Prosecutors say Wang argued with Ming Wong, 33, of New York, inside Resorts Atlantic City casino on July 19, 2008. The men went outside, and Wang pulled out a box cutter. He chased Wong along Pacific Avenue to the Showboat casino, then attacked him in the lobby, slashing his throat in front of scores of onlookers.
Wong was seriously injured, but survived.