Articles by William Kenny

Future of Liddonfield site, tractor-trailers discussed

An agreement to redevelop the former Liddonfield Homes public housing project may be imminent according to state Rep. Mike Driscoll and leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association, who made that announcement during the community group’s monthly meeting last Thursday at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall.


Former prison guard pleads guilty to extortion

A former Philadelphia corrections officer has admitted to accepting a cash payment from an inmate of the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in exchange for smuggling illicit drugs and a cell phone into the prison.


Corrections officer allegedly abused inmate

A Philadelphia corrections officer surrendered to investigators from the District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday to face allegations that she threatened and abused a woman inmate, then filed a false complaint that led to the inmate’s arrest.


Big Brothers Big Sisters will pay settlement

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane David Memeger announced on Jan. 13 that Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which was originally based in Philadelphia, has agreed to pay $1.6 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it made false claims in applying for grants from the Department of Justice.


7th PDAC honors Officers of the Month

The 7th Police District Advisory Council recognized three Officers of the Month during the group’s monthly meeting on Jan. 21. Sgt. Richard Crawford and Officers Joseph Campbell and Shawn Oechsle captured a fleeing bank robbery suspect on Dec. 21 in Rhawnhurst.


Vandal caught damaging cars in Holmesburg

A good Samaritan helped police identify and capture a vandal who allegedly smashed up at least nine parked cars in Holmesburg early last Thursday.


Somerton OKs urgent care center, home project

The Somerton Civic Association gave its approval to a new urgent care center and a home construction project during the community group’s monthly meeting on Jan. 12 at the Walker Lodge on Southampton Road.


Rocket science

At first glance, it might easily be confused for a trailer full of arts and crafts supplies, but there’s a lot more to the Rocket Lab at Our Lady of Calvary School than that.


Reward offered in shooting case

Philadelphia police have released a new composite sketch and announced $6,000 in reward money for the capture of the robber who shot a 75-year-old Mayfair woman on Dec. 31 as she walked home from a supermarket.


Man indicted for cell phone store heists

A federal grand jury has indicted a man whom Philadelphia police linked to more than a dozen hold-ups at cell phone stores in the Northeast and elsewhere in the city last year.