Articles by William Kenny

Couple uses hammer to rob Somerton Wawa

The Jan. 2 robbery of a Somerton convenience store had many of the qualities of a Bonnie and Clyde set-up, except their weapon of choice perhaps. Instead of a Browning Automatic Rifle, the guy and gal tandem used a hammer.


Police: Teen attacked boy three times

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault, intimidation, conspiracy and other offenses as a result of three attacks on another teen last month near Ryan and Rowland avenues in Mayfair.


Phone scammers pretend to be with FBI

The FBI is warning residents of Eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey not to fall victim to a new telephone scam that employs the federal agency’s own identifying information.


Officers of month honored

Philadelphia Police Officers Brian Brent and Kevin Ward have been named Officers of the Month for November in the Northeast’s 15th district.


Northwood tires slashed Christmas morning

Someone was sneaking around the streets of Northwood before dawn on Christmas morning, but he wasn’t wearing a red suit and carrying a bag of toys. Rather, he had a blade and was up to no good.


Accused killer’s court hearing postponed

A preliminary hearing for the accused killer of a 14-year-old Northeast High School student was postponed on Dec. 21.


Upper Holmesburg apartment expansion approved

The plan is to create a first-floor apartment at the half-acre property that features three apartments and two businesses.


Perplexed parking

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is now collecting meter fees in no parking zones and at posted bus stops on both sides of Frankford near Cottman Avenue.


Local police celebrate with students at holiday party

Police officers from the 2nd and 15th districts treated more than 120 Northeast school children to a holiday party on Dec. 14 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


Video shows Northwood Wawa gunman

A gunman held up a Northwood convenience store on Dec. 12 and made off with some of the store’s money. But he left behind sharp surveillance video of himself, police say.