Articles by William Kenny

Bridesburg 7-Eleven robber wanted

A man holding a knife in each hand didn’t quite carry out the robbery he expected at a Bridesburg convenience store last month.

Wissinoming man shot, killed outside home

A Wissinoming man succumbed in a hail of bullets outside his rowhome on Sept. 27, reportedly when he had stepped outside to smoke a cigarette.

Police seek info on crossing guard hit and run

Philadelphia police have released new information about their search for a hit-and-run driver who struck down a crossing guard on an Oxford Circle street corner on Sept. 21. Despite social media reports to the contrary, the motorist had not been captured or identified as of Tuesday morning.

Officers honored in 15th district

Police Officers Robert Bakos and John Lee had a busy month in the 15th district.

Nursing home expasion still under fire

The city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the expansion of Immaculate Mary Center, but Holme Circle residents continue to oppose the decision. 

Local volunteers clean up Pennypack Park

The Friends of Pennypack Park encountered a few oddities when they gathered at the park’s Little City parking area on Sept. 24 for their monthly cleanup.

Fair and balanced?

The title of a new book by a Temple University journalism professor raises a compelling and very timely question about how the public acquires its news nowadays.

Cops: Girl, 13, behind ‘scary clown’ threats 

Authorities have unmasked a “scary clown” who used social media to make a series of violent threats last weekend targeting numerous city schools.

Community leaders digging Wissinoming projects

Demolition work has begun on 110,000 square feet of retail space that will feature a ShopRite and a Super Wawa. 

Bundled up man robs Far Northeast bank

Fall was barely one week old, but a man showed up at a Northeast bank on Sept. 29 as if it was the dead of winter. It was his version of a robbery disguise, authorities say.