Two men fatally shot in North Philly home

Two men were shot and killed Wednesday night in North Philadelphia.

Police called to the 2000 block of Turner Street about 9:49 p.m. found two men inside a residence, both with multiple gunshot wounds.

One man, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other, 41, was taken by police to Temple University Hospital, where he later died. Their identities were not available, and police did not know of a motive for the homicides. - Mari Schaefer

Apartment fire displaces 9 families

A fire at a Voorhees Township apartment building Wednesday night has displaced nine families, authorities said.

The blaze started around 11:45 p.m. in the 100 block of Van Buren Road. Police evacuated residents from three floors before firefighters put out the flames. No injuries were reported.

Property managers and the Red Cross were making arrangements for three families to stay at a nearby hotel. Other displaced residents are staying with relatives, police said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

- Michael Boren

Two killed in collision

in Winslow Twp.

A head-on collision killed two people Thursday morning in Winslow Township, police said.

Joel Hutton, 23, of Berlin, and Janiyah Conquest, 19, of Sicklerville, were pronounced dead at the scene after the Chevrolet Malibu that Hutton was driving crossed the center line on Williamstown Road, crashed into an oncoming Honda Civic, and overturned around 7:25 a.m., authorities said.

Conquest was ejected from the Malibu onto a field next to the road, police said. A third person inside the Malibu was transported to Cooper University Hospital.

The Civic's driver, Jillian Farrell, 19, of Williamstown, also was taken to Cooper. Police did not release her condition.

Authorities are investigating what caused Hutton's car to cross the center line.

- Michael Boren

Bellefonte recognized

as bee-friendly

There's a buzz in Bellefonte. The borough has been designated as the first Bee Friendly PA Community in the commonwealth.

The Bee Friendly PA program is a new initiative from the Pennsylvania State Beekeeping Association, said Josephine Posti, Bee Friendly PA chairwoman. The idea is to recognize municipalities that are supportive of local beekeepers, she said.

Municipalities are considered for the designation based on efforts to support honeybees and beekeepers through legislation, education, community support, pest management and pollinator-friendly green space, Posti said.- State College Centre Daily Times

Police: Toddler shot

by 4-year-old cousin

A 2-year-old North Philadelphia boy was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after he was shot in the chest by his 4-year-old cousin, police said.

The incident occurred at 4:23 p.m. inside a house in the 3500 block of North Ninth Street.

The boy was transported by police to Temple University Hospital, and then transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he was being treated Sunday night.

The two children were playing with a firearm when it discharged, police said. The victim's mother and her boyfriend were at home at the time.

The weapon was recovered. No arrests were reported.

- Bonnie L. Cook