Articles by William Kenny

Self-proclaimed civil rights activist must face trial

If Tony Soto keeps raising money at his current pace, he might have enough to post bail in another 16 years or so. But chances are, his pending criminal case will be long over by then.


Police: Two men sought in PCS store robbery in Crescentville

Two unidentified men used intimidation to rob a cell phone store in Crescentville on Aug. 26, police say. Shortly before 4 p.m., the lead thug entered the Metro PCS store at 721 Adams Ave. while his partner stood outside guarding the door. The inside man went behind a sales counter and approached a 22-year-old woman clerk.


Police: Man stole veterans’ bikes

A Northeast man was charged criminally last week in connection with a theft of thousands of dollars worth of bicycles belonging to the Wounded Warriors Project, a charity dedicated to helping injured U.S. combat veterans.


Man shot outside Far Northeast bar

An argument near a steak shop and bar in Normandy early Sunday left one man with a gunshot wound of the head and another with severe injuries.


Custodian beaten in Holmesburg

A custodian of an American Legion hall in Holmesburg was beaten and robbed while cleaning up the place on Friday morning.


Building a safer shoreline along the Delaware

Public officials cut a ribbon to open 4.5-acre Lardner’s Point Park on the Delaware River in Tacony in 2012, signaling a new era of public recreation in the neighborhood. But the natural restoration of the precious waterfront remains a work in progress.


The ring master

John Joe Nevin, a two-time Olympian and 2012 silver medalist, will make his Philadelphia professional debut on Friday. 


Police search for suspect in at least seven armed robberies

A single, unidentified man is responsible for at least seven armed robberies of convenience stores and gas stations near Harbison and Torresdale avenues since Aug. 14, police say. Five of the hold-ups have occurred at the same 7-Eleven. 


One dead after Fox Chase fire

A late-morning fire claimed the life of a man inside his Fox Chase home on Aug. 17, authorities say.


Man shot in the head during home invasion

Two armed men burst into a Wissinoming house and shot a 22-year-old man in the head on Aug. 17, Philadelphia police say.