Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Oxford Circle man amputates own arm

An Oxford Circle man with a history of mental illness, according to police, used an electric saw to amputate his own arm at his home on Oct. 12.


Woman killed in Krewstown Road crash

An elderly woman died and another was critically injured Monday in a single-vehicle crash on a winding stretch of Krewstown Road in Pennypack Park.


Bustleton man bought baby for $15,000, police say

John Gavaghan and mother-of-three Bridget Wismer have been accused in the transaction, which allegedly took place at a Delaware racetrack.


Hearing is cut short in police assault case

Joshua Taylor is on trial for attempted murder and assault of a police officer after allegedly pulling a gun on an off-duty officer last April.


Tasty Traditions

Advertising is where reality and perception often diverge. But in the case of Momma Dietz, the ads only begin to tell the whole truth.


Burglaries are on the rise in the 7th Police District

A lot happened in the 7th Police District over the summer, according to Capt. Joseph Zaffino. Unfortunately, burglaries have probably been the most frequent occurrence.


Scam suspect pulls a slow one

Accused of swindling an 81-year-old man, Sandra Anderson has had her hearing postponed nine times in 15 months. Last week she showed up late. Her lawyer didn’t show at all.


Good news about Holme Ave. bridge

The monthly meeting of the Holme Circle Civic Association featured some really good news and some not-so-good news.


Police probe hit-and-run death

A man has been questioned by police but no arrests have been made in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of a Torresdale woman on Thursday.


Somerton kicks in support for martial-arts studio

The Somerton Civic Association on Sept. 13 gave nearly unanimous approval for the legalization of a commercial martial arts studio in a light industrial property on Damar Drive.