Articles by William Kenny

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.


Men charged with trafficking heroin

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday announced the arrest of two Northeast Philadelphia men earlier this month for trafficking heroin from a Mayfair home.


Frankford mother admits killing two kids in Florida

A mother from Frankford has admitted to using a bedsheet to strangle her two young children while the three were visiting a relative in South Florida on June 8, authorities there claim.


East Torresdale residents resistant to new signs

Criticism included causing roadside distractions and eroding the natural landscape.


7th PDAC names Officer of the Month

Police Officer William Hoppe was recognized as Officer of the Month in the 7th district during the monthly meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council on June 16.


Torresdale man arrested for rape attempt

A Torresdale man with a history of arrests for sexual assault and stalking is behind bars again after he allegedly tried to rape a stranger less than a block from his home in broad daylight on June 6.


Robber hits same Wawa twice in one week

An unidentified man who wears socks on his hands and carries a knife has robbed a Wawa in Morrell Park twice in the last week, Philadelphia police say.