Articles by William Kenny

Renovation plans draw ire of Bustleton residents

A former dentist’s office has become a toothache for a group of Bustleton residents who don’t like the property owner’s plan to give the longtime eyesore some reconstructive surgery.


Police seek gunman who killed Frankford man

An unidentified bandit fatally shot a Frankford man as the victim was walking along Torresdale Avenue with his girlfriend on June 21, police say.


Lincoln beating prompts truck chase

An alleged assault by a group of teenage girls on another teen inside the Lincoln High School football stadium was the precursor to a wild pickup truck chase through the streets of Holmesburg on June 21 that ended when a truck crashed into a parked car outside of St. Hubert’s High School.


Husband confesses to killing wife with crossbow

A Northeast man has admitted to using a high-velocity crossbow to shoot and kill his new wife inside their Willits Road home on Sunday night, according to the commander of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Homicide Unit.


Employee hit twice, dies at NE car wash

A towel man at a Bustleton car wash died at about noon on Monday mere minutes after he was struck by two customers’ vehicles in rapid succession.


Cop arrested after allegedly stealing $38

A Northeast Philadelphia-based police officer will be fired and is facing felony charges in Bucks County after he allegedly threatened and robbed two men in a dispute over contract construction work last month.


Woman, 68, killed after car and truck collide

A 68-year-old Holmesburg woman died of injuries she suffered when a pickup truck struck the car she was driving at Woodhaven and Knights roads last Thursday morning.


U. Holmesburg Civic mulling billboard proposal

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association did not formally endorse recent City Council legislation that advanced the planned installation of a new billboard alongside Interstate 95 just north of Pennypack Creek. 


Southampton Road could see fewer speed humps this year

Some residents took to social media to criticize the seven speed humps that were constructed in Somerton last year.


Police investigating Frankford man’s death

Authorities are trying to determine why a man died inside his Frankford apartment on Friday after his girlfriend called 911 to report he was trying to commit suicide. The 50-year-old man, whose identity was not released, had no visible wounds when police arrived at the apartment on the 4800 block of Frankford Ave. at about 1:54 a.m. But he was leaning into the kitchen sink and appeared to be bleeding. Paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead within minutes.