Articles by William Kenny

Man killed outside apartment complex

A resident of a Far Northeast apartment complex was shot and killed on the lawn outside his building on Monday night, police say.


Man indicted for local bank robberies

A grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Tuesday for the robberies of two Northeast banks in September, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


HFU dedicates building to Sister Francesca Onley

Folks around Holy Family University don’t need a reminder of the profound impact of Sister Francesca Onley, who retired last year after serving 33 years as president of the Torresdale-based academic institution.


Driver sentenced for fatal drag racing crash

A Lancaster man with Northeast Philly ties who killed a mother and three children in a racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013 has been ordered to serve up to 34 years in state prison, although he won’t end up in state custody for a while yet.


Volunteers collect 51 bags of litter

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed, Parkwood Civic Association and Philadelphia Water Department teamed to clean up Torrey Woods and Gilbert’s Run on Oct. 10, an effort that produced 51 bags of litter, four bags of recyclable cans and other debris from the park.


Second suspect arrested for Delaware slayings

Delaware State Police have announced the arrest of a second alleged gunman in connection with the slayings of two people, including an 18-year-old Northeast Philadelphia woman, in a botched home invasion near Dover on Oct. 17. But the investigating agency has shed no new light on the mysterious circumstances of the violence.


Police release IDs of fatal shooting victims

Philadelphia police have released the names of two men who died in unrelated shootings in the Northeast earlier this month.


Police confiscate 25 ATVs during sweep 

Prompted by repeated complaints from Somerton residents about the illegal use of unregistered ATVs on neighborhood streets, Philadelphia police confiscated eight of the vehicles during a surprise sweep on Sunday.


Neighbors discuss future of vacant riverfront land

A mile-long section of the Delaware River waterfront became a clean slate for a night — almost — as city planners met with about 50 Northeast residents at Abraham Lincoln High School last Thursday to further the North Delaware District Plan.


Elderly man held at knifepoint in Somerton

Two robbers in their 20s broke into the home of a 79-year-old Somerton man, held a knife to the victim’s throat and stole cash and jewelry from the home on Oct. 9, Philadelphia police say.