Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man attempts suicide, loses leg on train track

A man who attempted to kill himself by lying in the path of a freight train last Wednesday lost a portion of his leg, but survived thanks to a trackside amputation, according to Philadelphia police.

Gunman sought for 7-Eleven robbery

Police are hunting for an unknown armed robber who struck at a Lawndale 7-Eleven on July 28.

Bandit steals keys from gym, car from lot

A credulous gym patron had to find an alternate way home from the workout facility several weeks ago after a thief stole the person’s car keys from an unsecured rack near the front desk.

Video released in cell store break-in

Two would-be burglars thought they had the security system sussed when they broke into a Frankford cell phone store on June 17, but there were two surprises waiting for them inside Simple Mobile Solutions at 5216 Torresdale Ave.

Two NE men dead in unrelated shootings

Gunfire claimed the lives of two Northeast men in separate shootings last week.

Two men critical after knife fight in Tacony

A knife fight early Monday outside a Tacony house wasn’t what it initially seemed, but detectives are starting to get a much clearer picture of how two men ended up with critical stab wounds.

Trash pickup issues a hot topic at East Torresdale Civic meeting

Philadelphia has been living up to its derogatory nickname “Filthy-delphia” in at least one major way since last winter as the city’s once-reliable rubbish collection schedule has become the antithesis of clockwork.

SWAT officer shot, saved by vest for second time

Francis Whalen had seen and done it all before.

Robber sought in several dollar store heists

Someone should tell this guy you’re supposed to spend dollars at the dollar store, not take the dollars.

Postman arrested for hoarding undelivered mail

Forget about ringing twice, the postman wasn’t even ringing once in Tacony for the better part of a year, according to a criminal case filed last week by a federal prosecutor.