Articles by William Kenny

Hookah lounge victim can’t explain his gunshot wound

Rodney Handy told police that he doesn’t know who shot him outside of a Castor Avenue hookah lounge on May 23. But police sure recognized him.


Crime log: June 3, 2015

May 4 through 17


Gunmen indicted for Frankford store robbery

The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced the grand jury indictment of two men for a gunpoint robbery of a Frankford grocery store on May 27.


Street fight leads to shooting in Mayfair

An altercation outside a Mayfair bar spilled onto Cottman Avenue and led to a shooting on May 27.


Man gets 20 to 40 years for wife’s murder

Christopher Murray formally pleaded guilty on May 26 to strangling his wife Connie as the couple argued on the outskirts of Pennypack Park in Holme Circle last August.


Suspect waives hearing in NE murder case

A North Philadelphia man accused of kidnapping two other men for ransom, shooting both and dumping them in Crescentville waived his preliminary hearing on May 27. Ken Thomas, 24, faces charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, kidnapping, weapons violations and conspiracy. Authorities have not disclosed whom Thomas may have conspired with in the crime.


Officer of the Year honored by 7th PDAC

Danger, guns, life-or-death scenarios: police officers encounter them every day on the streets. And sometimes at the police station, too.


Bustleton Civic awards students for community service

The Greater Bustleton Civic League awarded special recognition to five local grade school students last week for their achievements in academics and community service.


Conservatorship Law can rehabilitate abandoned properties

Is there an abandoned, derelict property on your block? The state of Pennsylvania has an app for that.


The journey begins

Long-disputed methadone clinic opens in Holmesburg.