Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Volunteers remove trash from Pennypack Park during monthly cleanup event

A group of employees from Agusta-Westland joined members of Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 252 and individual volunteers as the Friends of Pennypack Park conducted their annual Earth Day park cleanup on April 26. 


Fourth suspect to stand trail in stabbing case

Teen to stand trial for March 21 knife attack where three Father Judge students were stabbed.

A fourth young man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the March 21 stabbing of three Father Judge High students, including state champion wrestler Joe Galasso, in a Mayfair street attack.


Fallen officer added to Living Flame Memorial

Philadelphia’s police and fire departments did not have to suffer through the tragedy of a new line-of-duty death during the 12-month period between May 2013 and April of this year.


Police dispatcher charged in fraud case

Philadelphia motorists know that it often seems like private tow truck operators know about traffic accidents before even the police do. On Friday, federal prosecutors offered an explanation as to why at least one local towing service often got the jump on the competition.


Gunmen sought in cell phone store heist

Police are trying to identify two masked gunmen who robbed a pair of cell phone stores, one in the Northeast and another in Roxborough, on May 5.


Suspect to stand trial for double murder

An Upper Darby man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 22 murders of two people in Frankford, although nobody apparently saw him fire the fatal gunshots.


Two former cops convicted of theft

Two former Philadelphia police officers were convicted of theft last week for stealing utility services at several properties they jointly owned.


Road trip

A Dietz & Watson food truck is traveling cross-country to celebrate the family business’ 75th anniversary.

Momma Dietz wasn’t expecting a gift of diamonds in commemoration of her family business’ 75th anniversary. In fact, her children and grandchildren asked the Dietz & Watson company matriarch to hit the road.


12-year-old among two shot in Lawncrest

Barely two days after the family of mother-son murder victims gathered inside a Lawncrest church to plead for an end to local violence, gunshots wounded two more people just five blocks away.


Cop investigated for possible DUI

A Philadelphia police officer has been removed from street duty as the department investigates whether she drove drunk in the Far Northeast, struck several parked cars and left the scene of the accident on Friday.