Articles by William Kenny

Pill mill doctor sentenced to 30 years

A former Northeast-based family doctor was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on Oct. 5 for furnishing outlaw motorcycle gang members and their associates with hundreds of thousands of illegal prescription painkillers in a so-called pill mill operation.

Muller Inc. donates $188K to St. Dominic’s Church

One of Northeast Philadelphia’s oldest Catholic churches collected a major gift from a member of the local business community last week that has already changed the public face of the parish.

House fire claims Bustleton couple

A husband and wife from Bustleton perished when fire engulfed their home just before midnight on Oct. 4.

FBI seeks information about child abuse case

Federal agents aren’t sure who he is or where he’s from, but they have video of him and want to talk to him about child abuse.

Bridesburg 7-Eleven robber wanted

A man holding a knife in each hand didn’t quite carry out the robbery he expected at a Bridesburg convenience store last month.

Wissinoming man shot, killed outside home

A Wissinoming man succumbed in a hail of bullets outside his rowhome on Sept. 27, reportedly when he had stepped outside to smoke a cigarette.

Police seek info on crossing guard hit and run

Philadelphia police have released new information about their search for a hit-and-run driver who struck down a crossing guard on an Oxford Circle street corner on Sept. 21. Despite social media reports to the contrary, the motorist had not been captured or identified as of Tuesday morning.

Officers honored in 15th district

Police Officers Robert Bakos and John Lee had a busy month in the 15th district.

Nursing home expasion still under fire

The city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the expansion of Immaculate Mary Center, but Holme Circle residents continue to oppose the decision. 

Local volunteers clean up Pennypack Park

The Friends of Pennypack Park encountered a few oddities when they gathered at the park’s Little City parking area on Sept. 24 for their monthly cleanup.