Articles by William Kenny

Two mugged on busy Holmesburg street

A gang of four thugs, including one with a gun, held up two young men on a well-traveled Holmesburg streetcorner last month. Police are still trying to identify the robbers.


Three men shot and killed in Lawncrest home

The recent death toll in Lawncrest grew last Thursday. In fact, the tally doubled as intruders executed three men inside a twin home on Martins Mill Road, according to police.


Armed robber sought in 7-Eleven heist

An armed robber struck at an Upper Holmesburg 7-Eleven store on Feb. 11.


East Torresdale approves zoning applications

The owners of an apartment building and a tavern each won the approval of the East Torresdale Civic Association last week in separate zoning cases.


Mixed verdict in ‘Mayfair Tire Slasher’ case

David Toledo found guilty of some, but not most, charges.

A Common Pleas Court jury decided that David Toledo did, indeed, slash or puncture a bunch of tires on his Mayfair neighbors’ cars.


Former sergeant to stand trial for fatal crash

A former Philadelphia police sergeant has been ordered to stand trial on homicide and manslaughter charges in connection with an alleged drunken-driving crash that claimed the life of a Fishtown father of four last September.


Robbery victim shot four times

Robbers shot an Oxford Circle man four times as the victim walked near his home on Monday night, according to Philadelphia police.


NE man charged with murder

A Holmesburg man was charged with murder after he allegedly shot another man in the face during an argument on Feb. 2. Claude Thomas, 27, of the 4700 block of Vista St., wounded Rasheed Shannon once in the face as the two quarreled in the street near Thomas’ home at about 1:45 p.m., police said. Emergency responders found Shannon, 25, on the 4900 block of Fitler St. and took him to Aria Health-Torresdale, where he died on Feb. 3.


Bank robbers sought

The FBI seeks the public’s help in identifying the culprits in two unrelated bank robberies in the Northeast.


CVS robbery attempt foiled

A would-be robber dressed the part of Brian Westbrook, but he performed more like Happy Feller as he failed to grab a woman’s cash at a Castor Gardens pharmacy on Feb. 1.