Articles by William Kenny

Man dies trying to save dog from creek

A dog walker drowned in Pennypack Creek on May 30 after he and his pet ended up in the stream, which was swollen with fast-moving stormwater.

Man accused of raping 13-year-old girl

A Frankford man sexually assaulted his 13-year-old stepdaughter, then beat his wife into unconsciousness early on May 31, Philadelphia police said.

Gun club could make changes

The West Torresdale Civic Association expects to see what the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale has in store for its trap shooting range by the end of the month.

Golden jubilee

Stephen Decatur School isn’t the oldest building in Parkwood, but it may be one of the oldest that’s still standing.

Girl dies, mother injured in Morrell Park fire

A rapidly moving house fire last Thursday claimed the life of a 5-year-old Morrell Park girl, despite desperate heroic efforts by an off-duty police officer and a city paramedic to rescue her from the burning building. The girl’s mother was also injured critically in the blaze.

Bank robber sought for attempted heist

A man allegedly tried to rob a Mayfair bank on Saturday afternoon, but in the middle of the hold-up, he turned and ran away empty handed.

Planting the seed

Fox Chase Elementary unveiled its new agricultural lab, part of its school redesign. 

Frankford American Legion hall destroyed by fire

Memorial Day festivities at a Frankford American Legion hall ended in devastation as a four-alarm fire gutted the nearly century-old neighborhood institution.

Driver sought for hit and run

A 44-year-old SEPTA police officer is facing a long recovery from critical injuries he suffered when a hit-and-run driver struck him as he jogged along Rowland Avenue in Holmesburg on May 22.

Couple arrested for scams

A husband and wife who allegedly tried to use a home repair scam to rip off a 92-year-old Morrell Park man last Sunday ended up behind bars when a quick-acting police officer caught them red-handed.