Articles by William Kenny

City to pay firefighters, continue appeal

Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.


Wounded NE cop still in critical condition

A convicted felon with a history of assaulting police shot and critically wounded a Philadelphia police officer during a violent struggle inside a Feltonville corner store on Tuesday afternoon.


Two wounded in playground shooting

Two men were critically wounded in a shooting at Lower Mayfair Playground on Friday night.


Highway dedicated to fallen heroes

Public officials, led by state Sen. Mike Stack, re-dedicated a 12-mile stretch of I-95 in memory of two fallen Philadelphia police officers.


Oxford Circle man arrested for murder

Philadelphia police on Friday announced the arrest of an Oxford Circle man in the shooting deaths of two people inside a Northeast home on Aug. 6.


Robbers distract cashier, steal smokes

A pair of unidentified thieves teamed up to distract a clerk and steal cartons of cigarettes from a Castor Gardens convenience store late last month, according to Philadelphia police, who have released video of the crime.


Abduction attempt in Wissinoming

A flasher may have tried to abduct a teenage girl in Wissinoming last week. Now, police are trying to identify the unknown man.


Shootings claim lives of Northeast residents

Shootings in the Northeast claimed two lives and wounded another person early this week. Meanwhile, a Northeast resident died after being shot in Kensington.


Two suspects sought in home invasion

Philadelphia police arrested one man and are searching for at least two more in connection with a home invasion robbery in Frankford early on Friday.


NE woman dies in tragic fall

A Northeast woman fell eight stories from a waterfront condominium balcony to her death early on Friday in what Philadelphia police say was a “tragic accident.”