Articles by William Kenny

A big bang

An alleged copper thief is accused of causing a blast that reduced a home to a pile of rubble.


Still looking for answers in fatal crash

One year later, questions remain in the death of Officer Brian Lorenzo.


Lorenzo — ‘He had heart of gold’

Underneath his paramilitary-style Philadelphia Highway Patrol uniform and his austere professional persona, Officer Brian Lorenzo was preparing to surrender to his warm, fuzzy side.


Dangerous swim spot claims another life

13-year-old Brandon Boyle drowned after swimming in Pennypack Creek with his younger brother and some friends. 


Alleged copper thief arrested in Wissinoming house explosion

Bail has been set at $200,000 for the alleged copper thief accused of triggering a natural gas explosion in a vacant Wissinoming house on Saturday.


Body of missing NE boy recovered from Pennypack Creek

Searchers on Thursday recovered the body of a Northeast boy who disappeared three days earlier after jumping into a notorious swimming hole in the rain-swollen Pennypack Creek.


I-95 Cottman work should be done in 2016

Tired of ongoing I-95 construction? Get used to it.


Somerton Civic denies extra parking request

Members of the Somerton Civic Association voted against a local homeowner’s plan to pave a portion of her yard for additional parking spots.


Two Northeast men arrested in prostitution sting

Two Northeast men were among five “Johns” arrested by Philadelphia police last Thursday as part of a prostitution sting in the city’s Harrowgate section.


Final farewell

Three Northeast churches have their last Masses.