Articles by William Kenny

A day at city hall

Local students spend a day shadowing high-ranking city officials in the workplace for PAL Day at City Hall.


Gunman holds up smoke shop

A gunman made a quick but violent stop at the 1 Stop Smoke Shop in Somerton earlier this month as he held up the business and fled with a wad of cash.


Armed gunmen rob Dunkin’ Donuts

A man walked into a Lower Northeast Dunkin’ Donuts last month wearing a white surgical mask, but it wasn’t because he’s a germophobe. He and an accomplice each had guns and robbed the shop.


Suspect ID’d, arrested in Mayfair bank robbery

Update: On Feb. 26, police announced the arrest of Dorren Mills in North Philadelphia. He has been charged with three bank robberies including TD Bank at 6635 Frankford Ave. on Feb. 10. He remains a suspect in additional robberies.


State representative race gains another candidate

Torresdale native and Holmesburg business owner Paul DeFinis declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district seat.

The race to succeed state Rep. Mike McGeehan got a bit more crowded last Thursday as Holmesburg business owner Paul DeFinis declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district seat.


A glimpse of the future

Michael Nutter introduced the city to his possible successor last Friday.


Police nab videotaped crooks

All of those surveillance videos that Philadelphia police have released to the news media recently seem to be working. Last week, the department announced the arrests of six men for various unrelated crimes that had all been captured on video.


Police seek bandit in 7-Eleven heist

Police have recovered a gun, red hoodie and black ski mask, but they’re still looking for the guy who used those items to hold up a 7-Eleven in Tacony on Feb. 18.


Faith healing couple sent to jail

Herbert and Catherine Schaible were sentenced to up to seven years in prison for allowing their son to die without medical care.

Herbert and Catherine Schaible found themselves in a Philadelphia courtroom last week because they didn’t get help for their ailing infant when he needed it most. Yet, the Schaibles used their seven surviving children to beg the court for leniency.


Leach talks with voters at Somerton diner

Daylin Leach toted his congressional campaign into foreign territory last week. Or depending whom you ask, maybe it was his home base.