Articles by William Kenny

Young burglars surrender to police

Authorities are deciding whether to throw the book at two grade-school kids who burglarized a Northeast charter school and made off with some spare change on Oct. 9.

White, Darragh visit Somerton civic meeting

Somerton residents witnessed a preview of an upcoming political debate during a meeting of their neighborhood civic association on Oct. 11.

Volunteers clean up wooded area along Knights Road

A group of six volunteers made a big impact on litter in Poquessing Creek Park when they removed 11 trash bags full of assorted debris along with one bag of recyclable cans from a wooded area along Knights Road, just west of Frankford Avenue, on Oct. 8.

Two shot, one dead in Crescentville

Homicide detectives have two crime scenes, two victims, a gun, a bunch of spent shells, a bundle of marijuana and a wad of cash, but they also have a lot of unanswered questions about the slaying of one man and wounding of another in Crescentville last Wednesday.

Two Northeast teens die in crash rushing to the hospital

Two teenagers from the Northeast died in a car crash early last Friday as they were bound for Temple Hospital to see a friend’s father who had been robbed and beaten at gunpoint.

Taggart House expansion OK’d

A seemingly small expansion at a decades-old East Torresdale bar made a big difference to the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections recently. On Oct. 10, members of the neighborhood civic association helped the bar owner in navigating municipal red tape.

Police investigate civic leader

Police are investigating the possible misappropriation of more than $10,000 from the bank account of a Far Northeast civic association whose members allege that the group’s president withdrew the money without their consent.

Man arrested for Northwood vandalism

Police credit the news media and public tips for helping them to identify a man who allegedly sprayed graffiti on the side of a grocery store in Northwood in August.

FOP president honored by Philadelphia Irish Society

Philadelphia’s Irish Society recognized Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby as its Irishman of the Year during the Society’s annual awards dinner on Oct. 13 at the FOP’s Heroes Ballroom.

Cops probe wounded man’s story 

A 17-year-old suffered a gunshot wound of the thigh in Summerdale on Oct. 10 and police are trying to figure out how it happened.