Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Police search for suspect in child abduction

Police are trying to identify a man who abducted a 15-year-old girl from an Upper Holmesburg street, drove her to a nearby park, slapped her in the face and returned her to her neighborhood.


Pill drug ring tied to NE pharmacy

A Castor Gardens pharmacy was one of the main suppliers for a prescription drug dealer who illegally sold more than 380,000 oxycodone pills in Philadelphia and surrounding communities, federal authorities said last week.


Murder charges dropped in drag racing case

A Philadelphia judge has tossed out murder charges against one of two men whose alleged street racing on Roosevelt Boulevard led to a high-speed crash that claimed the lives of a mother and her three young sons in July.


Help ID Somerton playground vandals

A surveillance camera at a Somerton playground filmed a teenager spray-painting graffiti on a basketball court on Oct. 17. Now detectives are trying to identify the vandal.


Aspiring Eagle Scout dies in crash

An aspiring Eagle Scout from the Northeast lost his life in an automobile accident on Saturday after spending the morning doing volunteer work in Pennypack Park.


Tacony man gets long sentence in string of drug store robberies

A Tacony man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for the armed robberies of at least 19 pharmacies during an 11-month crime spree, including 15 heists in the Northeast.


Former community center will become a church

The proposed child day care center is out, while a non-denominational Christian church is coming to the former Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue.


Victim identified in fatal bus accident

Philadelphia police have released the identity of the woman who was struck and killed by a school bus on Frankford Avenue on Oct. 22, along with details of the tragedy.


Northeast doctor sentenced in Medicare fraud case

A medical doctor was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison and a $300,000 fine last week in connection with a $14.3 million Medicare fraud case involving a Northeast-based hospice care service.


FOP dedicates 21 plaques at union hall

Being a cop in the “olden” days wasn’t much safer than it is today.