Articles by William Kenny

Man shot, robbed at Rhawnhurst supermarket

Armed robbers ambushed a businessman, shot him and stole his bank deposit bag that reportedly contained tens of thousands of dollars last Thursday evening at a Rhawnhurst supermarket.


Man shot and killed on Frankford street

Police have not released the name of the victim or any information about possible shooters in the slaying of a man on a Frankford street early last Thursday.


Arrest made in Holmesburg double murder

Philadelphia police have made arrests in connection with two unrelated murder cases last month, including the double slaying of a Holmesburg woman and her house guest.


Four men struck by SUV outside Redz Bar

The night didn’t turn out as four men expected after they left a Northeast bar and grill at closing time early last Sunday. A motorist in a sport-utility vehicle ran them down in a busy strip mall parking lot.


Child shot outside Tacony Branch library

A 9-year-old boy was struck by gunfire outside the Tacony Branch library on Tuesday afternoon, likely an unintended target in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting.


Devoted neighborhood activist Jim Ryan dies

Lifelong community volunteer James “Jim” Ryan died on Friday following a sudden illness.

Northeast Philadelphia lost a champion of the environment, an advocate of safe, clean neighborhoods and a lifelong animal lover on Friday when James J. “Jim” Ryan passed away following a sudden illness.


The price of recovery

Police say the conditions around the SoarCorp Recovery Center have grown intolerable.

Police have been paying very close attention to a Northeast Philadelphia drug addiction treatment facility recently, but it’s not the methadone clinic you might think it is.


Troopers arrest 37 for DUI over Labor Day

Pennsylvania state troopers arrested 37 motorists for driving while under the influence during the Labor Day holiday enforcement period that ran from last Friday through Monday. Troopers investigated 82 highway crashes in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties, including 16 that resulted in injuries. There were no fatalities. Five crashes were alcohol-related.


Police trying to ID attempted burglars in Mayfair

A Mayfair resident’s surveillance cameras recorded two men as they allegedly cased his home on the afternoon of Aug. 4, then tried to break into the victim’s garage early the following morning. Police are trying to identify the would-be burglars depicted in the videos.


Man hit by car, then fatally shot in Northwood

Homicide detectives are trying to identify a dead man and the killers who ran him down in a car, then shot him on a Northwood street on Saturday night.