Articles by William Kenny

Heroin worth millions seized in Mayfair drug raids

Local, state and federal narcotics investigators have seized almost $8 million in heroin and arrested 18 people during raids on five Mayfair homes since last October, law enforcement sources say.


A fresh start

“Everyone has different challenges. No one’s story is exactly the same. Certain people deal with different challenges in different ways. But where there’s a will, there’s a way basically.” — Santiago Vallejo


Fatal shooting at NE playground

Two men were wounded, including one fatally, during a shooting at a basketball court in Frankford on Aug. 12.


Teenager shot in Wissinoming

An exchange of heated words between a 17-year-old boy and a group of people in a dark SUV sparked a shooting that left the boy with a wounded leg last Thursday, Philadelphia police say.


Play day

Thousands of kids were chasing a giant blue gorilla around Pennypack on the Delaware park last Wednesday, but they didn’t have their cellphones in hand.


Man charged in shooting, robbery

A teenager wanted by police for allegedly taking part in the shooting and robbery of a take-out food delivery man in Southwest Philadelphia in June has been arrested in Frankford.


Despite opposition, plans for billboard move forward

The Zoning Board of Adjustment’s opinion on plans for a new digital sign along Interstate 95 has members of the East Torresdale Civic Association seeing stars.


Armed robbers strike Frankford grocery store

Two armed robbers walked into a Frankford grocery store and asked for water ice before walking out with some cold, hard cash last month, Philadelphia police say. Investigators hope surveillance video will help them identify the crooks.


Two arrested for July Wawa brawl 

Authorities have painted a clearer picture of what was going on in a viral video of a melee at a Northeast Philadelphia Wawa store late last month. And they’ve arrested two people who were allegedly involved in the disturbance.


Tacony motorcyclist killed while getting gas

A Tacony motorcyclist was shot and killed while refueling his bike at a Southwest Philadelphia gas station on Sunday, police say.