Articles by William Kenny

Crowded Boulevard Wawa held up

A robber used a demand note to hold up a crowded convenience store in Mayfair last Thursday night, police say.


Woman gets nails done, steals cash from register

A new manicure wasn’t enough to satisfy a patron of a nail salon in Lawncrest on Oct. 24. She also wanted the cash in the register.


Teenager struck and killed by Amtrak train

An Amtrak train struck and killed a 17-year-old girl in Torresdale in the midst of afternoon rush hour last Friday.


Suspects place skimming device on local ATM

Two unidentified men left a so-called skimming device on the ATM at a Bustleton bank recently, but they also left behind photos of themselves on the bank’s surveillance camera, police say.


Speed major factor in fatal car crash

High speed and a bump in the road contributed to a fiery two-car crash that claimed the life of a 21-year-old man and injured two other people early Saturday in Bustleton, police say.


Men steal prescriptions from Tacony pharmacy

Two men used a demand note to steal prescription pills from a Rite Aid pharmacy in Tacony on Oct. 30.


Man fatally shot outside Lower Northeast nightclub

A 25-year-old man was killed and his twin brother wounded after a shooting outside Candelas Bar Restaurant. 


FOP, Boyle Fund among swindled flag project donors

“He was stealing from cops, not only that but dead cops. With what he collected, he could’ve furnished every telephone pole in the city with a flag.” — FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby  


Somerton civic president surrenders to police, charged with theft

Philadelphia’s police union and a charity dedicated to a slain officer were each among the organizations victimized by a civic association leader’s alleged scheme to pocket thousands of dollars in donations meant for an American flag-raising project in Somerton.


Solar parklet opens in Tacony

Rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm for Tacony LAB’s new solar parklet last Thursday as Mural Arts Director Jane Golden and City Councilman Bobby Henon unveiled the solar-powered activity space alongside Torresdale Avenue.