1 MAN SLAIN IN HIGH-RISE

A North Philly man was shot to death Sunday night in the stairwell of the high-rise apartment building where he lived, police said yesterday.

Stephen Wilson, 21, who lived in the Blumberg Apartments, a Philadelphia Housing Authority complex on Judson Way near Jefferson Street, was shot multiple times between the ninth and 10th floors about 7:50 p.m., police said. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.

2CHARGES FILED IN CHRISTMAS-DAY SLAYING

An East Germantown man has been charged with murder and related offenses for allegedly shooting a man to death on Christmas Day.

Troy Merke, 26, of Stockton Road near Price Street, allegedly shot Tyree Young, 24, about 4 a.m. Saturday after they argued and fought at Young's house, which is on the same block as Merke's, according to police. Authorities did not immediately know the nature or cause of the argument.

3THE THIRD TIME WASN'T THE CHARM, APPARENTLY

A Delaware man charged with robbing a Newark motel three times in December has allegedly struck again - at the same motel. Delaware State Police said yesterday that Daniel Prouse, 38, of New Castle, was charged with robbery and violating the terms of his release after he robbed the Comfort Suites in Newark on Sunday. Prouse had been charged with robbing the motel on Dec. 9, Dec. 12 and Dec. 20.

Police say Prouse arrived at the motel on Sunday just before 10 p.m. and demanded money from a clerk. A trooper patrolling the area later saw Prouse, who matched the description of the robber.A bag of money was found in Prouse's pocket, police said.

UPDATE: ID ON CHESTER VICTIM

A Chester man who was shot to death early Friday has been identified as Terrance Lewis, 18, police said. Lewis was shot multiple times on Rose Street near Upland in Chester about 12:40 a.m.

- Staff and wire reports