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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Police captain awarded for military service

The Somerton Civic Association and state Rep. Brendan Boyle last week recognized a neighborhood military hero who is now back home and serving his fellow citizens on the home front.


Two fugitives arrested in unrelated armed robberies

Police have announced the recent arrests of two fugitives in connection with two unrelated armed robberies of convenience stores in the Far Northeast.


Suburban woman dies in Somerton crash

A Montgomery County woman died after her car collided with a school bus on Roosevelt Boulevard in Somerton last week.


Senior fights off armed robber

A senior citizen fought off an armed robber outside a Bustleton bank on Sept. 20, but the victim suffered a bump on the head in the process.