Articles by William Kenny

Armed robbery reported at Family Dollar

An armed robber struck at a Family Dollar store in Lawndale on Feb. 23 in a crime that investigators do not believe is connected to a similar holdup in Wissinoming nine days later.


15th district honors officers

Two police officers from the 15th district were recently named Officers of the Month for January after their individual investigations helped solve two unrelated felony crime patterns.


Three arrested for stealing work trucks

It recently got a little easier to do contract work in Northeast Philadelphia and other parts of the city.


Suspect robs two stores, assaults cop 

An Academy Gardens man used a crowbar to rob two Northeast convenience stores early last Sunday before he assaulted a police officer in a failed attempt to escape capture, Philadelphia police say.


Salesman held at gunpoint during test drive

A Cadillac test drive turned into a royal nightmare for a used car salesman in Frankford earlier this year as a would-be customer with a gun took off with the merchandise.


Progress made on senior center at former St. Bart’s

A not-for-profit organization’s plan to build a senior center and apartment building on the site of the former St. Bartholomew School moved closer to reality last week as the Wissinoming Civic Association unanimously endorsed the project.


One arrested, another sought in church burglaries

The season of lent is supposed to be one of abstinence and atonement for Christians. But two recent visitors to a couple of Roman Catholic churches in the Northeast seem to be having trouble with both of those lofty ideals.


Man fatally shoots brother in Far Northeast

An argument between brothers inside a Woodhaven Road apartment led to a case of fratricide — brother killing brother — last Thursday night, Philadelphia police say.


A lesson in love

Tommy Campbell’s spirit lives on through a new education center at St. Chris. 


Investigators find possible cause of fire

A wood-burning stove or heater may have caused last month’s six-alarm blaze in Frankford.