Articles by William Kenny

Man steals car, drags cop in escape attempt

Ever wonder how to rack up 19 prior arrests and two active arrest warrants? Do stuff like Anthony Brown allegedly did last Thursday night in Frankford.


Holme Circle man named American Hero of the Year

A Holme Circle resident and Pearl Harbor survivor has been chosen as the 2015 Dickies American Hero of the Year.


Gun scare causes lockdown at Ryan HS

A gun scare prompted a two-hour lockdown at Archbishop Ryan High School on Tuesday morning in an incident that was apparently fueled by a wayward SEPTA charter bus.


Freelancer indicted for taking explicit photos

A federal grand jury has indicted a freelance photographer who reportedly lives in the Northeast for taking sexually explicit pictures of children while working at a series of promotional events for WXPN public radio station.


Councilman talks initiatives at Fox Chase meeting

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association wants its members and guests to learn more about the City Council members who represent them. So during the civic group’s monthly meeting on Nov. 11, it was at-large Councilman Bill Greenlee’s turn to speak about his agenda.


Woman gets life in prison in Tacony dungeon case

The Philadelphia woman who admitted to imprisoning and torturing mentally disabled adults in four states over a decade in order to steal their government benefits was ordered last week to spend the rest of her life in federal prison.


Students, Cub Scouts give cleanup a boost

The Friends of Pennypack Park conducted one of their most successful litter removal activities ever on Oct. 24 as more than 40 volunteers joined workers from the city’s Water Department and CLIP to clean up 69 bags of trash from the Sandy Run area of the park.


Police seek help in finding missing boy

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in finding a Tacony boy who has a “mild cognitive disability” and was last seen on Nov. 4 at his home.


Photos, tips lead to bank robber arrest

Gerald Riley apparently didn’t bother too much with a disguise. He wore a Nike T-shirt, Eagles cap and a thin moustache when he robbed the Santander Bank at 6836 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony on Nov. 4, authorities claim.


New book explores Tacony roots

A new historical book about the founding of Tacony also highlighted the 2015 Northeast Philadelphia History Fair on Saturday at Holy Family University.