Articles by William Kenny

Execution warrant signed for cop killer

Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed a death warrant for the convicted murderer of Philadelphia cop and Northeast resident Chuck Cassidy.


Frankford man missing

A Frankford man with mental health issues has been missing from his home since April 4.


Two hospitalized in separate NE shootings

Police detectives are investigating two shootings in the Northeast early this week that left two people hospitalized.


Cops announce ATV crackdown

Philadelphia police announced on Thursday a new initiative to confiscate all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, that are being operated illegally on streets and public property in the city. This includes unregistered motorbikes.


American Heritage goes green

American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Green Team went to work cleaning up a section of Frankford Avenue on Earth Day, April 22, as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program.


Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reach all-time low in 2013

Traffic deaths on Pennsylvania roads reached an all-time low in 2013, according to statewide figures announced recently by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. There were 1,208 traffic deaths recorded last year, the fewest in a single year since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a printed statement. 


Serial rapist sentenced to 35 to 100 years

Philadelphia police locked up Matthew Jones in August 2012 shortly after he raped a woman in the area of Frankford Avenue and Dyre Street. Only later did detectives learn that the arrest signalled the end to Jones’ five-year spate of terror against women in Frankford.


Bustleton man arrested for dealing stolen jewelry at pawn shop

A Northeast Philadelphia man was dealing in stolen jewelry at his Port Richmond pawn shop, according to charges filed last month by Philadelphia police.


Troopers issue 577 traffic violations

State police covering Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties reported that there were zero traffic fatalities in the territory during the Easter holiday enforcement period, but troopers issued 577 traffic citations, including 35 for driving while under the influence. 


MaST Charter receives high ranking

MaST Community Charter School in Somerton was ranked 22nd among public high schools in Pennsylvania in the recently released U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings.