Articles by William Kenny

The ring master

John Joe Nevin, a two-time Olympian and 2012 silver medalist, will make his Philadelphia professional debut on Friday. 


Police search for suspect in at least seven armed robberies

A single, unidentified man is responsible for at least seven armed robberies of convenience stores and gas stations near Harbison and Torresdale avenues since Aug. 14, police say. Five of the hold-ups have occurred at the same 7-Eleven. 


One dead after Fox Chase fire

A late-morning fire claimed the life of a man inside his Fox Chase home on Aug. 17, authorities say.


Man shot in the head during home invasion

Two armed men burst into a Wissinoming house and shot a 22-year-old man in the head on Aug. 17, Philadelphia police say.


Jewelry heist at Philadelphia Mills

Three men used rubber mallets to steal $100,000 worth of jewelry from a store inside Philadelphia Mills mall on Aug. 17, police say.


Heroin worth millions seized in Mayfair drug raids

Local, state and federal narcotics investigators have seized almost $8 million in heroin and arrested 18 people during raids on five Mayfair homes since last October, law enforcement sources say.


A fresh start

“Everyone has different challenges. No one’s story is exactly the same. Certain people deal with different challenges in different ways. But where there’s a will, there’s a way basically.” — Santiago Vallejo


Fatal shooting at NE playground

Two men were wounded, including one fatally, during a shooting at a basketball court in Frankford on Aug. 12.


Teenager shot in Wissinoming

An exchange of heated words between a 17-year-old boy and a group of people in a dark SUV sparked a shooting that left the boy with a wounded leg last Thursday, Philadelphia police say.


Play day

Thousands of kids were chasing a giant blue gorilla around Pennypack on the Delaware park last Wednesday, but they didn’t have their cellphones in hand.