Articles by William Kenny

Stray bullet kills pregnant woman, child

Megan Doto was an innocent victim, a pregnant mother of two who, while sitting in front of a Frankford home on a sunny Sunday morning, found herself in the crossfire of a callous gunman and his fleeing target, Philadelphia police say.


Father allegedly shoots, kills daughter’s boyfriend

Was it truly a case of mistaken identity or was something more sinister behind a Northeast father’s fatal shooting of a man inside his adult daughter’s bedroom, a man who turned out to be the young woman’s boyfriend?


Library dedicated to Officer Danny Boyle

The legacy of a slain Philadelphia police officer grew on Sept. 9 as the St. Veronica Elementary School blessed and dedicated its new Officer Daniel Boyle Library Media Center in a gathering of school children, staff and families, along with the Boyle family and friends.


Teen found unconscious along Boulevard

A 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing was found lying unconscious in her school uniform alongside Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast’s Sandyford Park section on Monday evening.


Suspects sought in burglary attempt

Police have released surveillance video of a man and woman who allegedly tried to break into a house in Castor Gardens on Sept. 5.


Somerton Civic discusses Streets Department projects

A roadway speed bump in Somerton was installed in August, then removed early this month amid complaints from neighbors.

A roadway speed bump caused a sudden jolt in Somerton when it popped up unexpectedly near the neighborhood’s SEPTA train station last month. But Streets Department Commissioner David Perri smoothed things over last week, announcing the removal of the bump.


Cop charged with beating wife

A Philadelphia cop who lives in the Northeast was arrested on Sept. 11 for allegedly beating his wife.


‘Pigeon drop scam’ tricks senior out of $14K

A senior man from the Northeast is out $14,000 after a group of scam artists tricked him into withdrawing the cash from his credit card account, suburban police say.


A swinging success

The Mayfair Playground was recently renovated, including new jungle gyms, swings and sliding boards, as well as a climbing net.

On a sunny, sweltering early September afternoon in Mayfair, the adults with beads of sweat bubbling on their brows sought out slivers of shade. But the children frolicked seemingly immune to the oppressive heat.


Crime log: September 10, 2014

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