Articles by William Kenny

Alleged drug dealer charged with murder after Wissinoming burglary, shooting

An alleged drug dealer shot and killed a man who, police believe, had tried to break into the dealer’s Wissinoming home on May 17.


Three sought in Somerton home invasion

Three masked men invaded the Somerton home of a couple and their adult son in an apparent case of mistaken identity early last Friday.


Somerton residents ready to get over the hump

The chief traffic engineer from the Department of Streets will address the speed humps on Southampton Road at June’s meeting.


Neighbors, board members clash over fence at Glen Foerd

According to the old saying, good fences make for good neighbors. But in East Torresdale, a proposal for a new fence at the Glen Foerd estate is making neighbors very concerned.


Man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

Kevin Lamar Small allegedly threw a cup of gasoline on his girlfriend as she smoked a cigarette, burning her to death.  


Fake roofers scam woman out of $2,000

Two scam artists in a shiny new pickup truck swindled a 78-year-old woman out of $2,000 after convincing her she needed repairs to the roof of her Lawndale home last month, police say.


Centuries of worship

The Bethany AME Church has served its congregation in Northeast Philadelphia for 200 years. 


Alleged armed robbers arrested

Two patrol cops from the 2nd Police District chased down and arrested two alleged armed robbers in a Castor Gardens alleyway on May 11.


8th District officers recognized for superb police work

Two police officers were recently named Officers of the Month in the 8th district after arresting a pair of alleged armed robbers, while two other members of the district were cited by their commander for their exceptional community service.


2nd PDAC honors Officer of the Month

Lt. Ronald Janka was recognized as Officer of the Month during the May 6 meeting of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council. In April, Janka arrested a man whom authorities were able to charge with dozens of automobile break-ins in the district.