Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Conman scams 94-year-old veteran

Police seek the public’s help in identifying a con artist who used an auto repair scam to steal “a large sum of money” from a 94-year-old World War II veteran.


Four nabbed in prostitution sting

Four men went to Kensington Avenue last Wednesday looking for a good time but ended up behind bars on prostitution-related charges, according to Philadelphia police.


Crook complains about coffee, robs Wawa

Maybe he was expecting a free cup of coffee. But when a Mayfair Wawa patron didn’t get one, he grabbed the store’s cash instead.


Tips lead police to robbery arrest

It took the public less than a day to finger a Frankford man for the armed robbery of a Wawa in Burholme on March 17.


Man with knife robs 7-Eleven

An unidentified man with a knife held up a Parkwood 7-Eleven store on March 15. Police hope that surveillance video will help them identify the robber.


Gunman robs NE pharmacy

A gunman held up a Rhawnhurst pharmacy right under the noses of unsuspecting patrons one recent afternoon.


Pizzeria burglars sought

Police seek two men who broke into a Castor Gardens pizzeria and stole a cash register on March 13.


Olney man fatally shot in head

A gunshot wound of the head claimed the life of an Olney man inside a Frankford house early Saturday, but police have little information about who pulled the trigger and why.


Three Father Judge seniors stabbed on Mayfair street

Three Father Judge High School seniors, including a former state champion wrestler, were stabbed during a brawl with other teens on a Mayfair street last Friday night.


All in the family

Terrie Hawkins and her twins, Keisha and Kevin Diggs, are all dedicated advocates of HIV/AIDS awareness.

Twins Keisha and Kevin Diggs have grown up with the human immunodeficiency virus, commonly known as HIV. Fortunately, the 17-year-olds from Frankford are not infected with the virus, but their lives have been profoundly affected by it.