Articles by William Kenny

NE resident allegedly tries to kidnap girl

A Northeast Philadelphia resident and volunteer suburban firefighter was arrested by police in Bensalem on Sunday after he allegedly broke into the home of a 17-year-old girl and tried to kidnap her.


Kenney discusses plans for Philadelphia

Jim Kenney talks to the Times about public safety, prisons, schools, pensions and his own blue-collar South Philly roots.


Gunman prompts five-hour standoff

A suicidal man with a gun fired two shots and held police at bay for about five hours in Bustleton last Friday before police negotiators and SWAT members teamed to capture him.


Woman held at gunpoint during home invasion

Police are searching for three men who pointed a revolver at a woman’s back and ransacked her Northeast home.


Teenager killed during forklift joyride

Joyriding by a group of teenagers on forklifts in a Wissinoming paper factory ended in death for one of the youths on Sunday night.


Poquessing watershed gets cleaning

The volunteers of the Friends of Poquessing Watershed helped make an often-forgotten city park a lot cleaner on Sept. 12 when they removed 16 bags of trash and assorted other items from the paved, wooded path between the 9900 block of Hegerman St. and the 4800 block of Stevenson Lane.


Pedestrian dies in Boulevard crash

A sport-utility vehicle struck and killed a Tacony man who was running across Roosevelt Boulevard near Welsh Road on Friday night, police say.


A message of love

Tom and Natalie Morgan did not plan to join the hundreds of thousands of papal pilgrims on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, but something called them there.


Man fatally shot after getting into wrong car

A Frankford man didn’t recognize his friend’s car and it cost him his life early Saturday morning.


Local WWII veteran dies

World War II veteran and Torresdale resident Sir Stanley Wojtusik, a man knighted by monarchs in Belgium and Luxembourg for his tireless efforts to memorialize the Battle of the Bulge, died at his home on Friday. He was 90.