Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Armed gunmen rob Dunkin’ Donuts

A man walked into a Lower Northeast Dunkin’ Donuts last month wearing a white surgical mask, but it wasn’t because he’s a germophobe. He and an accomplice each had guns and robbed the shop.


Faith healing couple sent to jail

Herbert and Catherine Schaible were sentenced to up to seven years in prison for allowing their son to die without medical care.

Herbert and Catherine Schaible found themselves in a Philadelphia courtroom last week because they didn’t get help for their ailing infant when he needed it most. Yet, the Schaibles used their seven surviving children to beg the court for leniency.


A day at city hall

Local students spend a day shadowing high-ranking city officials in the workplace for PAL Day at City Hall.


Suspects sought in three Frankford robberies

Robbers targeted three small businesses in Frankford early this month. Now police are trying to identify the thugs.


Man robs Welsh Road bank

Armed with a piece of paper and Unabomber-style sunglasses, an unidentified man robbed a Far Northeast Philadelphia bank last Friday.


Two dead bodies found in burning car

Authorities have yet to release the names of two dead bodies who were discovered inside a burnt-out minivan in Frankford early Saturday.


Police nab videotaped crooks

All of those surveillance videos that Philadelphia police have released to the news media recently seem to be working. Last week, the department announced the arrests of six men for various unrelated crimes that had all been captured on video.


A glimpse of the future

Michael Nutter introduced the city to his possible successor last Friday.


Gunman holds up smoke shop

A gunman made a quick but violent stop at the 1 Stop Smoke Shop in Somerton earlier this month as he held up the business and fled with a wad of cash.


Arson charges filed in Frankford blaze

Federal prosecutors have filed arson charges against two men who allegedly set a four-alarm fire that gutted a Frankford factory and shut down train service on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in December 2012.