Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Seeing Red

— With penalties about to hit the newest red-light runners where it really hurts, revenue and safety at busy intersections are in the limelight.


Police had robbery suspect in custody months ago

— A suspect in a major pharmacy robbery spree was arrested in September after he attempted to purchase a handgun illegally at a gun shop in the city. A judge unwittingly set him free.


Judge tells Hostess it can proceed with closing

The reprieve for 300 workers at a Northeast Philly bakery lasted one day. The company announced plans to close on Monday, and then accepted a judge's request to seek a last-ditch effort to resolve a union dispute. The effort failed.


Crime log (November 21, 2012)

Oct. 22 through Nov. 4


Hostess, workers go to mediation

At the urging of a federal bankruptcy judge, Hostess Brands and its striking workers agreed Monday to enter private mediation in a last-ditch effort to prevent the company’s liquidation and save thousands of jobs, including about 300 at the company’s Northeast Philadelphia plant.


300 Hostess workers in Northeast Philly affected by bakery's closing

Hostess Brands asked a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close all its businesses nationwide, a move that would affect 18,500 employees. The company cited an ongoing labor dispute as the reason for its action.


Suspect sought in 7-11 robbery

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a robber who stole $280 cash from a Far Northeast 7-Eleven at gunpoint on Nov. 1.


Police use GPS device hidden in pill bottle to track drug thieves

Philadelphia police say they may have captured the gunmen responsible for more than a dozen robberies of area pharmacies since last December.


Two killed in DUI crash in Castor Gardens

A Mayfair man is behind bars after his drunken driving allegedly caused a crash that claimed the lives of two people early Tuesday morning.


Crime log (November 14, 2012)

Oct. 8 through 21