Articles by William Kenny

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.


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.


Masked man robs Pizza Hut in Mayfair

A masked man robbed a Mayfair Pizza Hut at gunpoint shortly after 10 p.m. on Aug. 20.


Charges for man who shot suspected thief

A Frankford man has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a suspected thief who, he claims, was trying to break into his pickup truck last Thursday night, Philadelphia police said.


Suspects sought in beer store heists

A couple of masked men robbed an Upper Holmesburg beer store on Saturday night one week after a similar heist occurred two miles away.


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.


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.


Two women murdered in Holmesburg home

Philadelphia police announced an arrest on Tuesday night in the execution-style murders of two women inside a Holmesburg rowhouse on Saturday. The killer appears to have been very familiar to the victims.