Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Abduction attempt reported in Fox Chase

A 9-year-old girl who was walking home from Fox Chase Elementary School on Sept. 8 escaped an abduction attempt, according to police.

Teen robbers target taxi drivers in Frankford

It’s getting more dangerous to drive a taxi in Center City or even Frankford, for that matter, thanks to three unknown teenagers who are sought by Philadelphia police. Detectives believe that the same young men held up three cab drivers in four days in the same general area.

Suspect sought in Somerton bank robbery

An unidentified man with a demand note held up a bank in Somerton on Sept. 2, but investigators have good surveillance camera images of his face.

Senior attacked in violent home invasion

A daughter and her elderly mother were assaulted by two gunmen inside their Oxford Circle home. 

Northeast trestle gets a makeover

The railroad trestle spanning Frankford Avenue near Solly Avenue is a familiar sight to the thousands of motorists and pedestrians who traverse the centuries-old roadway regularly. But passers-by probably couldn’t believe their eyes after the rusty steel viaduct got its first facelift in anyone’s memory. 

New bill would conceal IDs of police involved in shootings

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but state Rep. Martina White and Philadelphia’s police union are trying to ensure that it’s not served at all, particularly when it’s dispensed as a perversion of so-called street justice.

Man, pregnant woman shot in Frankford

Two gunmen opened fire on a group of people, including a pregnant woman, on a Frankford street last Thursday night, but the reason remains a mystery, much like the description of the brazen shooters.

Friends of Poquessing protect newly planted trees

Friends of Poquessing Watershed attached protective sleeves to more than 150 trees in Benjamin Rush State Park. 

Continuing her service

Megan Cavanaugh wasn’t supposed to see combat. Although a duly-trained Marine, she was — and remains — a woman. And women could get hurt real bad in combat, according to the policy makers for the United States military.

Two weeks in jail for fatal shooting of trooper

A Pennsylvania State Police firearms instructor who fatally shot a trooper from Northeast Philadelphia during a training accident last September has been ordered to serve two weeks in prison, followed by three to 18 months of house arrest.