Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Serial robbers strike in Bensalem

A couple of armed robbers who targeted a Somerton gas station mini-mart last month have been growing their territory, suburban police claim. The same two men allegedly knocked off gas stations three times, as well as a convenience store and a smoke shop in Bensalem.


Ringing in the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year began with a bang at Universal Creighton Charter School, a very loud bang on a big drum in fact, followed by shrieks of delight from hundreds of rugrats and a fiery dance by a rambunctious lion with a bright red mane and menacing scowl.


Plans for adult apartment building progressing in Holme Circle

The new Pennypack Crossing older adult apartment building is starting to take shape in Holme Circle. Last week, the new owners and operators of the former Infant Jesus Convent told neighbors how they might qualify to live there.


Murder charges stem from NE home invasion

A homeless man is facing a murder charge in connection with a home invasion and fatal shooting in Frankford in January.


Merchant stabbed in the face during robbery

A Holmesburg merchant snatched a gun from a robber on Monday morning, but then the crook pulled a knife and stabbed the We Buy Gold shopkeeper, Philadelphia police say.


Homeless man caught attempting to rob CVS

Note to burglars: When an alarm sounds, it’s time to go.


Doctor charged for illegal sale of prescription drugs

A Northeast-based family doctor was charged last week with 23 counts of illegally selling prescription drugs after a federal grand jury indicted him on 26 additional counts of the same offense earlier in February.


Dialysis patient pleads guilty in scheme to defraud Medicare

A 61-year-old dialysis patient is facing up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine after admitting last week to his participation in a Northeast ambulance company’s scheme to defraud the Medicare program.


Crime log: March 4, 2015

Feb. 9 through 22


Woman arrested for fatal DUI crash in 2013

A South Philadelphia woman who allegedly caused a fatal head-on collision on Roosevelt Boulevard after a night of drinking in 2013 was arrested last week on felony charges.