Articles by William Kenny

Suspects sought in Northwood burglary

Two unidentified burglars stole a gun and other items from a house in Northwood on Aug. 30, police say.

Robber steals donation boxes from two local churches

An unidentified man has broken into at least seven Northeast properties, including two churches and several restaurants, since Aug. 14, police say.

Menorah worth $5K stolen from synagogue

The leader of Congregation Beth Solomon is praying for the safe return of a memorial menorah that was stolen from the front lawn of the Somerton synagogue last month.

Man uses lighter, fuel to rob NE smoke shop

A man used a lighter and a bottle of fuel to rob a smoke shop in Mayfair Shopping Center on Aug. 30, police say.

Cyclist fatally hit by car on Frankford Avenue

Authorities have questioned a motorist in connection with Friday’s fatal hit and run of a bicyclist in Wissinoming, but formal charges were pending in the case yesterday.


There’s not much unusual about some beer drinking and a walk down memory lane to celebrate the 20th anniversary of anything.

Teens wanted for beating man to death outside beer distributor

Police are searching for three teenagers who were involved in the unprovoked fatal beating of a man outside a Crescentville beer distributorship late Friday afternoon. CBS Philly broadcast surveillance video of the assault, which occurred shortly before 6 p.m. at Adams Beer Distributor on the 700 block of Adams Ave. The footage shows the three young men approaching the victim, who was standing next to an exterior wall of the business. It’s unknown if words were exchanged, but one of the suspects suddenly lunged toward the victim and punched him in the face.

Suspects sought in 7-Eleven robbery in Holme Circle

A convenience store clerk and patron both found themselves on the wrong end of a gun as three unknown bandits held up a 7-Eleven in Holme Circle early this month.

Surveillance photo released of Upper Holmesburg bank robber

A man with a threatening demand note robbed a bank in Upper Holmesburg last Thursday before fleeing, but surveillance cameras photographed him in the act. At about 11 a.m., the bandit entered the Republic Bank at 8764 Frankford Ave. and showed a demand note to a teller, police said. The teller surrendered an undisclosed amount of cash.

Self-proclaimed civil rights activist must face trial

If Tony Soto keeps raising money at his current pace, he might have enough to post bail in another 16 years or so. But chances are, his pending criminal case will be long over by then.