Articles by William Kenny

Guilty plea in drag race crash that killed family

A Castor Gardens man pleaded guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide on Monday for his role in a drag racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that killed a mother and her three young sons two years ago.


Centenarian celebration

Seventy relatives and friends of Bustleton resident Edith Murphy helped her celebrate her 100th birthday on June 28 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church.


Motorist charged in fatal collision with bicyclist

A Frankford man has been charged with homicide by vehicle, drunk driving and related offenses stemming from his fatal collision with a bicyclist in Juniata Park last month.


Police seek serial burglar targeting Asian eateries

Crime doesn’t seem to be adding up for the unknown burglar who has been targeting a plethora of Asian eateries in the Lower Northeast recently.


Frankford street gets slammed by storm

Clap, boom, crack, thud, crash! Those were just a handful of the many sounds residents of Akron Street in Frankford heard one evening last week when Mother Nature decided to turn their neighborhood into an Olympic-sized game of pick-up sticks.


Boyle pushes for reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Congressman Brendan Boyle met at Northeast Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art helicopter factory last week, but it wasn’t so they could test fly the new AgustaWestland 609 TiltRotor, which could start rolling off the assembly line later this summer.


Crime log: July 1, 2015

June 1 through 14


The cookie crumbles

The old Nabisco plant closes its doors for good. 


Gunman sought in Wawa robbery

A gunman with a towel draped over his head robbed a Wawa in Oxford Circle on June 23, Philadelphia police say.


Stabbing victim says he doesn’t remember details

Detectives really want to figure out how a 31-year-old man got stabbed near a Holmesburg Wawa on June 24, but it’s kind of hard when the victim doesn’t even know how it happened.