Articles by William Kenny

New bill would conceal IDs of police involved in shootings

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but state Rep. Martina White and Philadelphia’s police union are trying to ensure that it’s not served at all, particularly when it’s dispensed as a perversion of so-called street justice.


Man, pregnant woman shot in Frankford

Two gunmen opened fire on a group of people, including a pregnant woman, on a Frankford street last Thursday night, but the reason remains a mystery, much like the description of the brazen shooters.


Friends of Poquessing protect newly planted trees

Friends of Poquessing Watershed attached protective sleeves to more than 150 trees in Benjamin Rush State Park. 


Continuing her service

Megan Cavanaugh wasn’t supposed to see combat. Although a duly-trained Marine, she was — and remains — a woman. And women could get hurt real bad in combat, according to the policy makers for the United States military.


Two weeks in jail for fatal shooting of trooper

A Pennsylvania State Police firearms instructor who fatally shot a trooper from Northeast Philadelphia during a training accident last September has been ordered to serve two weeks in prison, followed by three to 18 months of house arrest.


One dead, one injured in Woodhaven crash

A two-vehicle crash on Woodhaven Road early Sunday left one man dead, his woman passenger hospitalized and another motorist facing criminal charges, according to published reports.


Local activist debuts Air Guitar Challenge to raise awareness

Jennifer Pownall promised a new social media craze that would raise much-needed funding for patients with an often overlooked medical condition. On Aug. 24, she delivered when she debuted the Rock Out Brain Tumors Air Guitar Challenge during an appearance on Fox 29’s Good Day morning program.


Holme Circle Civic discusses reckless driving at meeting

Local residents are growing more concerned with speeding cars along Holme Avenue. 


Gun range shooter to prison, stolen pistols missing

Jeffrey Chandler was sentenced to state prison for the armed robbery of two seniors at NE gun range last year. 


DUI suspected in crash that killed cop

An 18-year veteran police officer died in an off-duty motorcycle crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver in the Northeast on Sunday afternoon.