Articles by William Kenny

Train kills man near Torresdale Station

An Amtrak train carrying 30 passengers struck and killed a man near Torresdale Station on the day after Thanksgiving in an apparent case of suicide.

Teenager shot and killed in Lower Mayfair

A 14-year-old boy was shot to death on a Lower Mayfair street on Monday night when two unidentified gunmen jumped out of a car and opened fire at the victim and his friend, police say.

Suspected gunman puts Far NE on lockdown

A suspected gunman held police and a Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood at bay for about three hours on Monday afternoon as he refused to exit his apartment upon command.

NE officer charged with attempted murder

A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his son during an argument in their Northeast home on Labor Day.

Arrest made in home invasion, sexual assault 

A homeless man who may have been living in an abandoned vehicle in the Far Northeast invaded a Bensalem Township woman’s apartment and sexually assaulted her last Saturday, police say.

Volunteers collect tires, litter, debris at Fall Into Your Park cleanup

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed have discovered where Northeast Philadelphians most like to dump their used automobile tires illegally.

Sounds of kindness

The annual Pennypack Music Festival is more than just an outdoor concert series enjoyed by thousands of rock ’n’ roll enthusiasts each summer. It’s also an effective and generous charity organization.

Mayfair Civic approves zoning for a commercial kitchen

The Mayfair Civic Association reviewed three zoning applications and changed the boundaries of its coverage area during its bimonthly meeting on Nov. 21.

Shooting victim’s body dragged onto Frankford Avenue

Oftentimes, killers try to hide their victims’ bodies in secluded places. But last Thursday, three people decided to dump a mortally wounded man on a busy stretch of Frankford Avenue during the evening rush hours.

Security employee attempts to steal $68k

An armored security company worker from Somerton tried to rip off $68,000 cash from an ATM in Bensalem on Friday, but an alert township cop caught him holding the bag.