Articles by William Kenny

Suspect sought in Tacony Wawa heist

Police are trying to identify a man who used a demand note to rob a Tacony convenience store on Sept. 12. The crook entered the Wawa at 6400 Torresdale Ave. at about 4:10 p.m., approached the sales counter with two bottled drinks and handed a note to a 25-year-old man clerk demanding that he empty the contents of the cash register in a bag.


Survival story

Police Officer Eddie Miller, a Northeast resident, is on the road to recovery after coming face to face with a killer on a shooting rampage. 


Somerton Civic approves nursing home expansion

St. John Neumann Center representatives say they plan to start construction next spring. The work will continue for about 18 months.


Police: Church bandit also hit restaurants

A Port Richmond man has been accused of breaking into a Catholic church in the Northeast and stealing cash from two donation boxes, but that’s not his only crime, authorities claim.


Pastor’s wife shoots robber in Northwood

An armed robber may have figured that a Lutheran pastor and his wife would be an easy mark last Thursday night as they returned home from a religious concert. But the thug failed to account for the fact that the lady was packing heat.


Mayfair gun shop burglarized, 17 firearms stolen

Lock’s Gun Exchange in Mayfair might want to beef up its locks, and the rest of its security system in the wake of three recent break-ins that resulted in the theft of 17 handguns from the shop.


Local officer honored in 2nd Police District

Police Officer John Crichton was recognized as Officer of the Month in the 2nd district for August during a recent meeting of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council.


Grocery store planned for Upper Holmesburg

Residents have wanted a food service supply store in the area since a Food Basics and Pathmark closed along Frankford Avenue, and will get their wish with the opening of PJP Marketplace.


East Torresdale residents seek access to Glen Foerd

Residents of East Torresdale say they want more control over the organization that manages the Glen Foerd estate and more access to its records. They’re asking the head of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation for help achieving those objectives.


Double fatal stabbing in Millbrook

Neighbors on the 12000 block of Elmore Road in Millbrook sensed trouble on Sept. 13 when they hadn’t seen 68-year-old widow Virginia McLaughlin in about a day, so they called police.