Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Homeless man caught attempting to rob CVS

Note to burglars: When an alarm sounds, it’s time to go.


Doctor charged for illegal sale of prescription drugs

A Northeast-based family doctor was charged last week with 23 counts of illegally selling prescription drugs after a federal grand jury indicted him on 26 additional counts of the same offense earlier in February.


Dialysis patient pleads guilty in scheme to defraud Medicare

A 61-year-old dialysis patient is facing up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine after admitting last week to his participation in a Northeast ambulance company’s scheme to defraud the Medicare program.


Crime log: March 4, 2015

Feb. 9 through 22


Woman arrested for fatal DUI crash in 2013

A South Philadelphia woman who allegedly caused a fatal head-on collision on Roosevelt Boulevard after a night of drinking in 2013 was arrested last week on felony charges.


VFW awards student essayists

Timothy Walton appreciates America’s veterans because they risked their lives to protect the nation’s freedom. Michael Carroll admires veterans because they fight for what they believe. Farah Nasher looks to veterans as inspirational role models.


Suspect sought in 7-Eleven robbery

An unidentified man went to a Frankford convenience store on Jan. 28 to make a cash withdrawal, but he didn’t use the ATM. Instead, he took money from the cash register.


Sunoco station robbed twice in same week

A lone masked man robbed the same Somerton minimarket twice within a week, according to Philadelphia police, who are trying to identify and find the culprit.


Police seek help in locating missing teen

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in finding a 14-year-old girl who went missing from her former home in Wissinoming last weekend.


Pending zoning issues topic of Upper Holmesburg meeting

Neighbors received no new information regarding a proposal to build a new credit union office or the redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes housing project.