Articles by William Kenny

Take a bike

As the city expands its network of bicycle lanes, some critics want to put the brakes on a new idea.    


N.E. sees largest heroin bust in decades

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced the city’s largest heroin bust in two decades on June 10. It happened in the Northeast.


Councilman Henon delays vote on bill that could lead to new prison

Councilman Bobby Henon delayed the vote on his bill that would essentially allow the city to buy riverfront property in Holmesburg for the potential development of a new prison. Henon said that new questions from one of his colleagues prompted the postponement, the third such delay in the relatively brief, tumultuous history of Bill No. 150406.


Frankford perfume shop robbed at gunpoint

Something smelled rotten at the King Perfume store in Frankford on June 11, but it wasn’t the merchandise.


Off-duty officer shoots, kills armed robber in Lawndale

A Philadelphia police detective had just punched out for the evening, but he still had his gun. And it proved priceless on June 4 as he foiled an armed robbery of a Lawndale pizzeria, wounding one crook fatally and forcing another to flee.


Teen will not be tried as adult in murder trial

A former Father Judge football standout who was arrested and expelled for his alleged involvement in the murder of a 15-year-old girl last September may not be tried as an adult after all.


Guilty plea, prison for fortune telling scheme

After two prior criminal convictions for offenses linked to her fortune telling businesses, you would think that Rhawnhurst resident April Uwanawich would’ve seen her latest legal troubles coming. Instead, Chester County authorities collared her again, leading to her guilty plea on June 1. A judge ordered Uwanawich, 37, of the 1600 block of Borbeck Ave., to serve 14 days to 12 months in a county lockup, followed by six months of house arrest and three years of probation for taking more than $10,000 from two women in exchange for assurances she could rid them of evil curses.


Henon defends plan to buy land for new prison

The city hopes to spend about $7.26 million to buy a 58-acre parcel along the Delaware River.  


Doors were unlocked in more than half of 2nd District auto break-ins

During the four-week period ending on May 31, thieves broke into 62 cars in the 2nd Police District.


Man buys smokes, then steals 5-hour Energy

A guy who allegedly robbed a Mayfair convenience store on June 3 could probably use some lessons on risk and reward.