Articles by William Kenny

Man dies after being struck by car

An East Torresdale man died on Christmas Eve four days after he was struck by a car while walking near his home.


Head of the class

MaST Charter scores well in new school performance ratings.

It might require matching doctoral degrees in math and education to grasp the entirety and meaning of Pennsylvania’s latest state-mandated school assessment program.


Somerton winter tradition ends

A decades-old winter tradition in Somerton has come to an end.


Cops pay holiday visits to fallen officers’ families

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby, members of the Philadelphia Highway Patrol, police from throughout the Delaware Valley and attorney James Binns delivered Christmas dinners to the families of fallen police officers on Dec. 23 and 24.


Civic group mulls joining anti-billboard battle

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association may join the effort to restrict the proliferation of digital billboards and their conventional counterparts, static billboards, throughout the city. The group may also take a stand against a proposal to post more advertising on the city’s unused public school buildings.


KFC workers dodge armed robber

An armed robber burst into a Northeast Philadelphia KFC last month hoping for a big score, but he forgot to account for one particular detail — the back door.


Missing man last seen in Northeast

Philadelphia police are trying to locate a man who they say is missing and endangered and was last seen leaving a Northeast hospital.


7th PDAC names officer of the month

Philadelphia Police Officer Randy Vogt is at it again. Last year’s Officer of the Year in the 7th district has been named Officer of the Month for November after he arrested an alleged murderer in Somerton.


Additional charges filed in pill distribution ring

A federal grand jury has brought additional criminal charges against four people in connection with a multi-million-dollar prescription pill distribution ring that involved a Northeast Philadelphia pharmacy.


Crime log: December 25, 2013

Dec. 2 through 15