Articles by William Kenny

Loaded gun, 12 kilograms of heroin seized from Mayfair house

Two Dominicans were using a twin house across Ryan Avenue from Austin Meehan Middle School to store and package wholesale quantities of heroin, according to a grand jury indictment released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Dec. 2.


Frankford man impersonates federal agents

A Frankford man and former School District of Philadelphia police officer was indicted on Dec. 1 for twice impersonating federal agents, including one time when he posed as an ATF officer to access the restricted site of the May 12 Amtrak derailment, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Check cashing business owner indicted

The co-owner of a Northeast check cashing business is facing nine federal charges for allegedly helping a sports bookmaker to conceal about $670,000 in illegal gambling proceeds.


Winning family tradition

A.J. McAleer followed in his family’s footsteps by helping Archbishop Ryan to a Thanksgiving victory over George Washington High School.


Teen critically injured in Holmesburg shooting

An argument in a driveway behind a Holmesburg pizza parlor sparked a shooting that left a 17-year-old boy in critical condition on Thanksgiving eve.


School officials probe sideline altercation at Washington game

A bizarre altercation among players marred the conclusion of the annual Thanksgiving football game between George Washington and Archbishop Ryan high schools last Thursday, prompting School District of Philadelphia officials to launch an investigation this week.


Positive perspectives

Two Father Judge grads give Camden teens an opportunity to thrive through mentoring program. 


Police search for suspect in armed robberies

Police are trying to identify the man responsible for three armed robberies at Mayfair businesses since Nov. 22.


Philadelphia growing pickier about recycling efforts

Allison Sands, community outreach coordinator for Recyclebank in Philadelphia, had some good news and bad news for residents during the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association’s monthly meeting on Nov. 19.


Lincoln student arrested for bomb threat

Solving an idle bomb threat at Abraham Lincoln High School on Monday morning proved easier than a jigsaw puzzle for school police. All they had to do was match two pieces of the same sheet of paper.