Articles by William Kenny

Pennypack Park cleanup is a success

A dozen volunteers from Holmesburg Christian Academy joined 26 others to clean up Pennypack Park on May 24 in the area of Sandy Run, a tributary stream to the Pennypack.


Police search for teen’s kidnappers

A Hollywood-style drama played out in Somerton on June 18 as robbers kidnapped a local teenager, invaded his parents’ home and stole tens of thousands of dollars in cash. 


Woman shot in Bustleton

A woman with pink hair and her red-bearded companion ambushed a 23-year-old woman in a parked van outside a Bustleton apartment complex on June 18, shooting the victim five times.


Gun range robber arrested, partner at large

A senior citizen patron of a Northeast shooting range was wounded critically during an armed robbery in which a couple allegedly stole seven guns from the victim and his friend.


Somerton Civic Association has new leader

Residents had every reason not to attend the June 10 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association. It was the group’s final monthly meeting before its annual summer recess. The agenda was pretty light. Rain was falling in buckets.


Former cops sentenced in utility theft case

A former Philadelphia police officer and Northeast resident has been ordered to serve a county jail sentence following her recent conviction on theft charges related to the tampering with utility meters at properties she owned in partnership with another ex-cop.


Police hope video will help ID burglar

A burglar broke into an Oxford Circle meat store and stole a cash register drawer on June 8. Now police are trying to identify the bandit with the help of surveillance video.


Former NEHS staffer convicted of child abuse

A former administrator at Northeast High School denied that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl student, but a Common Pleas Court jury saw differently on June 6, convicting the disgraced disciplinarian of child-abuse charges.


Somerton officers named

The Somerton Civic Association appointed new officers and rejected a local homeowner’s application to legalize an oversized shed in his yard during the civic group’s monthly meeting on June 10.


Two locked up for separate robbery offenses

Surveillance video and public tips have helped police identify and capture two alleged serial armed robbers.