Articles by William Kenny

Fallen officer added to Living Flame Memorial

Philadelphia’s police and fire departments did not have to suffer through the tragedy of a new line-of-duty death during the 12-month period between May 2013 and April of this year.


Staying afloat

The Police Boat Team will compete in the Dragon Boat Regatta next month.

The reasons for the enduring popularity of the Dad Vail Regatta should be self-evident to anyone who has ever ventured to the banks of the Schuylkill River on the second weekend of May. With sleek shells slicing through the current on the strength of synchronized oarsmen in their colorful singlets, it’s a spectacular sight to behold.


Gunmen sought in cell phone store heist

Police are trying to identify two masked gunmen who robbed a pair of cell phone stores, one in the Northeast and another in Roxborough, on May 5.


Mayfair beauty salon robbed at gunpoint

Three men walked into a Mayfair beauty salon on May 2 trying to cover their faces, but it wasn’t because they were overdue for makeovers. They robbed the place at gunpoint, according to police.


Cop investigated for possible DUI

A Philadelphia police officer has been removed from street duty as the department investigates whether she drove drunk in the Far Northeast, struck several parked cars and left the scene of the accident on Friday.


12-year-old among two shot in Lawncrest

Barely two days after the family of mother-son murder victims gathered inside a Lawncrest church to plead for an end to local violence, gunshots wounded two more people just five blocks away.


Suspect arrested for Frankford murder

Joshua Williams is probably starting to hate April 28.


‘Prescription for Addiction’ discussed at 7th PDAC meeting

Federal narcotics investigator Jeremiah Daley spoke about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Jeremiah Daley oversees a multimillion-dollar narcotics enforcement agency that reports directly to the White House. Yet, illicit substances like heroin, cocaine and marijuana aren’t atop his agenda when he speaks to community groups like the 7th Police District Advisory Council.


City plans to phase out Fire Dept. brownouts

In the continuum of contentiousness between the Nutter administration and the members of the Philadelphia’s firefighters and paramedics union, brownouts in particular stick in the union’s craw.


Two former cops convicted of theft

Two former Philadelphia police officers were convicted of theft last week for stealing utility services at several properties they jointly owned.