Wissinoming victim identified
A 22-year-old man who was shot to death Monday morning in Wissinoming has been identified as Andrew Bagwell, of West Philadelphia, police said.
Bagwell reportedly left a house on Keystone Street near Comly and got into the driver's seat of a minivan, where he was shot multiple times, police said. His friend, who was asleep in the back seat, drove him to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he was pronounced dead.
Freedom's Eve event tomorrow
The Avenging the Ancestors Coalition will hold its second annual Watch Night/Freedom's Eve event at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Zion Baptist Church, Broad and Venango streets in Tioga.
This spiritual event will commemorate the day back on Dec. 31, 1862, when slaves anxiously awaited their freedom. On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation into law.
FBI, cops seek bank robber
The FBI and Philadelphia police are seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate the man who held up the PNC Bank branch at 6855 Frankford Ave., in Mayfair, yesterday.
The man entered the bank shortly before 2 p.m. and presented a teller with a threatening demand note. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled on foot. He is described as a white man in his 20s, of medium height and build with reddish-brown hair and a thin mustache and beard or goatee. Anyone with information about his identity should call the FBI at 215-418-4000, or 9-1-1.
Man dies in Cobbs Creek crash
A one-vehicle crash on Cobbs Creek Parkway near Greenway Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia early yesterday took the life of one young man and sent two teens to the hospital.
A rear-seat passenger, Joseph Moore, 21, of Darby, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 a.m. Police said a 19-year-old man lost control of his '99 Chevy Lumina and it jumped a curb, struck a tree, rolled over and slid down a hill. The driver and a 19-year-old female front-seat passenger were in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Porn felon guilty of child rape
John Jackey Worman, already serving 120 years in prison on federal child-pornography charges, pleaded guilty yesterday in Delaware County Court to child rape and related offenses.
Worman, 42, who prosecutors say sexually assaulted at least a dozen children, will receive 17 to 35 years in prison when he is sentenced in March. That prison term will run concurrent to this federal sentence.
- Staff and wire reports