Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man attempts to rob ATM patron, leaves with no cash, fake PIN

Crime isn’t as easy as it may seem, even if you’ve got a gun in your hand and a prototypical scowl. Just ask the guy who tried to stick up an ATM patron outside a Summerdale bank on Feb. 24.

Local helicopter company adds new manufacturing program

The Northeast’s role as a leading hub of civilian aircraft manufacture and maintenance for the Americas is growing, as locally based AgustaWestland has announced plans to assemble a new tiltrotor model at its 39-acre Red Lion Road plant.

Colleagues praise slain cop’s dedication, heroism

Thomas McLean had a job to do and needed help, a lot of it.

8th PDAC honors Officers of the Month

The 8th Police District Advisory Council honored Officer Charles Bondiskey as Officer of the Month during the community group’s March 4 meeting.

Ten airbags stolen from cars in Rhawnhurst

Detectives can probably rule out one suspect in a rash of automobile break-ins on Sunday night in Rhawnhurst. It wasn’t Joe Isuzu.

Serial robbers strike in Bensalem

A couple of armed robbers who targeted a Somerton gas station mini-mart last month have been growing their territory, suburban police claim. The same two men allegedly knocked off gas stations three times, as well as a convenience store and a smoke shop in Bensalem.

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year began with a bang at Universal Creighton Charter School, a very loud bang on a big drum in fact, followed by shrieks of delight from hundreds of rugrats and a fiery dance by a rambunctious lion with a bright red mane and menacing scowl.

Plans for adult apartment building progressing in Holme Circle

The new Pennypack Crossing older adult apartment building is starting to take shape in Holme Circle. Last week, the new owners and operators of the former Infant Jesus Convent told neighbors how they might qualify to live there.

Murder charges stem from NE home invasion

A homeless man is facing a murder charge in connection with a home invasion and fatal shooting in Frankford in January.

Merchant stabbed in the face during robbery

A Holmesburg merchant snatched a gun from a robber on Monday morning, but then the crook pulled a knife and stabbed the We Buy Gold shopkeeper, Philadelphia police say.