Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Police hunt for Northeast sexual predator

An unidentified sex predator linked to two prior attacks in Mayfair seems to be expanding his territory and growing more violent, a Philadelphia police investigator said on Friday in the aftermath of a third brutal assault within 33 days.


Cahn to deliver keynote address at conference

LuAnn Cahn, award-winning television journalist, author and breast cancer survivor, will deliver the keynote speech at the 66th annual Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. The event will be held from June 6 to 8 at the Wyndham Hotel, Fourth and Arch streets.


Crime log: June 4, 2014

May 5 through 18


A proud salute

Archbishop Ryan’s Joe Hansbury is bound for Army.

Joe Hansbury already had a college scholarship locked up, but he wanted something more.


Man shot in Wissinoming attempted robbery

A 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound of the shoulder during an attempted robbery in Wissinoming last Thursday.


Couple to stand trial for fatal beating

A boyfriend and girlfriend have been ordered to stand trial for the baseball bat beating death of a Levittown man on a Wissinoming street last September.


Serial robber nabbed in Poconos

The hunt for a serial convenience store robber led Philadelphia police to the Pocono Mountains, where they arrested the alleged crook on May 20.


Hospice care operator sentenced for fraud

The operator of a former Northeast hospice care service was sentenced last week to more than 14 years in prison for Medicare fraud, just two days after the U.S. government filed a civil complaint against the same company, joining two former employees who blew the whistle on the multi-million-dollar scam and lost their jobs.


Police issue warning after two Mayfair sexual attacks

Police issued a warning last Thursday that an armed sexual predator may be roaming the streets of Mayfair.


Two Northeast banks robbed in two days

A robber held up a Burholme bank for the second time this month, just one day after a different bandit robbed another bank in Tacony. The FBI and Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in solving both crimes.