Articles by William Kenny

Liddonfield changes coming

Last week, Upper Holmesburg Civic president assured concerned neighbors that the Holy Family development is still on track.

Upper Holmesburg residents rejoiced in July 2012 when the Philadelphia Housing Authority board endorsed a plan to transform the former Liddonfield public housing project into a new athletic campus for Holy Family University. Yet, the site looks no different today than it did back then.

Teen escapes Frankford abduction attempt

A 14-year-old schoolgirl escaped a would-be abductor after a struggle on a Frankford street last Friday.

Olney man fatally shot in head

A gunshot wound of the head claimed the life of an Olney man inside a Frankford house early Saturday, but police have little information about who pulled the trigger and why.

Gunman robs NE pharmacy

A gunman held up a Rhawnhurst pharmacy right under the noses of unsuspecting patrons one recent afternoon.

Pizzeria burglars sought

Police seek two men who broke into a Castor Gardens pizzeria and stole a cash register on March 13.

Man with knife robs 7-Eleven

An unidentified man with a knife held up a Parkwood 7-Eleven store on March 15. Police hope that surveillance video will help them identify the robber.

Three Father Judge seniors stabbed on Mayfair street

Three Father Judge High School seniors, including a former state champion wrestler, were stabbed during a brawl with other teens on a Mayfair street last Friday night.

Four nabbed in prostitution sting

Four men went to Kensington Avenue last Wednesday looking for a good time but ended up behind bars on prostitution-related charges, according to Philadelphia police.

Crook complains about coffee, robs Wawa

Maybe he was expecting a free cup of coffee. But when a Mayfair Wawa patron didn’t get one, he grabbed the store’s cash instead.

Mayfair man allegedly shoots cousin

Philadelphia police arrested a Mayfair man on Saturday for allegedly shooting his neighbor, who also happens to be the man’s cousin and a reputed leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang.