Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Six pipe bombs found in Oxford Circle home

A former Oxford Circle man is facing federal weapons charges after he allegedly stashed six makeshift pipe bombs in his mother’s basement.

Fatal car crash in Bustleton

A 22-year-old woman died in a fiery two-car crash in Bustleton on Monday night that five others, including two infants, survived.

School bus fatally strikes pedestrian

Philadelphia police are investigating a Tuesday morning school bus accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian.

Police seek smash-and-grab serial burglar

Police are trying to identify a smash-and-grab burglar who may be responsible for a dozen burglaries of Northeast businesses since Oct. 4.

Website expands coverage into E. Torresdale

Members of the East Torresdale Civic Association learned about a Web-based social network that could become an alternative for folks who can’t attend their neighborhood civic association meetings.

Investing in energy-efficient home improvements pays

The Philadelphia Gas Works is poised to pay out $4 million over the next 21 months to city residents who invest in energy-efficiency improvements to their homes.

Convicted child rapist accidentally released

A convicted child rapist named in a recent front-page article in the Northeast Times was erroneously released from prison on Oct. 14, just 24 days after a Philadelphia judge had ordered him to serve at least 11-1/2 months behind bars.

Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:

No working smoke alarms in fatal fire

Philadelphia firefighters distributed smoke detectors on Tuesday along the Oxford Circle block where a rowhouse blaze three days earlier claimed the life of a neighborhood woman.

Elderly NE man nabbed in prostitution sting

An 83-year-old Bustleton man was among 17 alleged “Johns” rounded up by Philadelphia police in prostitution stings throughout the city last week.