Articles by William Kenny

Philly deer cull nets 287 kills, 145 in NE parks

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation shot and killed 287 deer in city parks during the annual Fairmount Park Deer Management program, including 145 from two Northeast parks.


Man cleared of charges in death of his daughter’s boyfriend

Charles Jordan shot and killed his daughter’s purported boyfriend inside Jordan’s Northeast Philadelphia apartment in 2014, but the father did not commit a crime in the eyes of the law, a trial judge decided last week.


Kenney: Soda tax will help children in long run

The mayor said the tax on sugary drinks will collect $96 million annually for programs. 


Convicted felon faces new murder charges after shooting

A convicted felon living in Frankford is facing a new murder charge after he allegedly shot and killed a man who was intervening in a disturbance on a Harrowgate street on April 10.


Changes could address concerns at shooting range

The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale could be making some changes to its trap shooting range in response to recent complaints from neighbors about excessive noise and potential public safety threats.


AG: Tacony man possessed and shared child pornography 

A Tacony man was arrested last week on child pornography charges after authorities discovered that he allegedly used his computers to store and share dozens of illegal images.


Vehicles damaged by vandal at Maaco

On the bright side, more than a dozen victims of an outburst of automobile vandalism in the Northeast last week didn’t have to pay for towing. Their cars were already at the body shop.


Three men who robbed 7-eleven wanted

Investigators believe that the same three men committed two violent armed robberies of 7-eleven stores in the 15th Police District within 20 minutes of each other last Sunday.


Starting the conversation

A local police officer is donating iPads with communication software to autism support classrooms throughout Philadelphia. 


Samurai swordsman bursts into nail salon

One can only imagine what the patrons of a Northeast nail salon must have been thinking last Friday. Had they been transported to medieval Japan? Or perhaps an old Saturday Night Live skit?