Articles by William Kenny

Police commissioner visits Fox Chase meeting

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross probably can’t go to a community meeting without answering the same particular question at least once. Folks always seem to ask why there aren’t more police in the neighborhood.


Pennypack Park enjoys spring cleaning

Volunteers removed 60 bags of trash and picked up other items during the park’s monthly cleanup. 


One dead, one injured in Wissinoming shooting

A shooting on a Wissinoming street corner on Saturday night left a motorist dead and a second man critically wounded, police say.


New leash on life

A local philanthropist donated $22,000 to outfit the Northeast-based K-9 Unit with bulletproof doggie vests. 


Motorist sought in fatal hit-and-run

Police are searching for a silver or white minivan with heavy front-end damage that was involved in a hit-and-run crash at Roosevelt Boulevard and Adams Avenue late Monday, claiming the life of a 17-year-old Feltonville girl.


Man dead after crashing car in Bustleton

A motorist who witnesses saw speeding and driving erratically on Bustleton Avenue early Monday crashed into a wall and died, police said. Authorities have not released the man’s identity. He was in his 20s.


Driver arrested for hitting off-duty SEPTA cop 

Philadelphia police say that a career thief from Upper Holmesburg was behind the wheel of a car that struck and critically injured an off-duty SEPTA police officer on May 22.


15th district names Officers of the Month

Police Officers Matthew Nodiff and Anthony Manes have been named Officers of the Month in the 15th district. Capt. Anthony Luca, commander of the 15th, presented commemorative plaques to Nodiff and Manes on May 23.


Three accused of sharing child pornography

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office announced on Monday the arrest of a Wissinoming man and two others for allegedly sharing child pornography on the internet and downloading it.


The power of purple

“Amanda, when she has a purpose, she puts all her energy into it. By doing this, I knew it would allow her to engage what happened without dwelling on the sadness. Jim would have loved this.” — Felicia Toska