Articles by William Kenny

Aria to pay $3 million to resolve alleged violations of False Claims Act

Aria Health Systems Inc., operator of Aria hospitals in Frankford, Torresdale and Bucks County, has agreed with the U.S. Attorney to pay more than $3 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act.


Tires on 16 cars slashed in Lawncrest

Tires on 16 cars were slashed, possibly by a dog-walker, on several Lawncrest streets early on Dec. 22.


Still no arrest one year after fatal hit-and-run

It’s been more than a year since a South Philadelphia woman was struck and killed by a truck in front of the city’s prison complex in Holmesburg, but the hit-and-run motorist remains unknown to authorities.


FBI seeks help identifying NE bank robber

A robber held up a bank on a busy Northeast street corner during lunch hour two days before Christmas. Authorities now seek the public’s help in identifying the suspect from surveillance photos.


Police release third victim ID, details surrounding fatal crash

Authorities have confirmed the name of a third fatality of the fiery, high-speed car crash in Holmesburg on Dec. 20. Meanwhile, more details have emerged about the circumstances of the accident, as well as the tragic past of one of its victims.


Pedestrian killed crossing Boulevard

A man was struck by a car and killed while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard in Castor Gardens on Monday morning.


Thieves swipe dozens of propane tanks

Fences, razor wire, heavy lifting and even security cameras don’t seem to deter a squad of thieves who have been stealing dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from Northeast businesses in recent weeks.


Community helps replace stolen gifts

Mere days before what was shaping up to be a plentiful holiday celebration, a Tacony family found out that the Grinch Who Stole Christmas isn’t just a fairy tale. But after a burglar made off with their Christmas gifts, officers from the 15th Police District demonstrated what the holiday spirit really is about.


Christmas Decorating Contest winners announced

A record number of more than 140 homes and businesses were nominated for the third annual Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest this year. Twelve judges, representing the 12 days of Christmas, toured the neighborhood from Dec. 15 to 20, grading each display on a scale of one to 12, with 12 being the ultimate decorations and one being the equivalent of a single window cling-on. Winners were announced on Dec. 21.


Three die after car smashes into parked tractor-trailer

A wall of flames and explosions engulfed a stretch of Torresdale Avenue in Holmesburg early Sunday when a speeding car struck an illegally parked tractor-trailer, claiming the lives of three women who were inside the car.