Articles by William Kenny

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.


Knife-wielding robber hits Far NE Wawa

Whenever detectives examine surveillance video of a robbery, they always look for distinguishing characteristics of the perpetrator. Maybe it’s his clothing, or a facial feature or a mannerism.


Frankford murder possibly drug-related

Illicit drugs may have played a role in a home invasion-style murder in Frankford last Saturday night, according to a police source.


Crash decision: SEPTA ponders change to busy route

A freak accident on Oxford Avenue in November could lead to major changes in the Route 18 bus line between Fox Chase and Cedarbrook, a route described by one SEPTA official as “exploding” with riders.


Taking a stand

The Caucus of Working Educators mounts a historic challenge to the longtime leadership of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. 


Second suspect arrested for propane heists

A second Bridesburg man has been arrested in connection with the thefts of dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from two Northeast businesses last month.


A promising pilgrimage

Mayor Jim Kenney visited Anne Frank Elementary in Bustleton to make his first school pilgrimage last Thursday. 


Police search for man who robbed Moe’s Deli

The surveillance video has been circulating for a week, but police are still looking for solid leads in the armed robbery of Moe’s Deli in Mayfair on Jan. 3.


Man shoots neighbor, calls cops on himself

A 62-year-old Castor Gardens man shot his next-door neighbor in the kneecap before returning home and reporting himself to police.