Articles by William Kenny

Two women murdered in Holmesburg home

Philadelphia police announced an arrest on Tuesday night in the execution-style murders of two women inside a Holmesburg rowhouse on Saturday. The killer appears to have been very familiar to the victims.


Discussing politics with the FOP

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part 2 examines the labor union’s fundraising, its escalating political program and its development of a multimillion-dollar headquarters in the Northeast.


Man charged in June slaying

A Lawncrest man has been charged with murder in connection with the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.


Armed men rob Red Robin Diner

Two armed robbers held up a busy late-night eatery in Mayfair early last Friday. The heist occurred at about 1:45 a.m. at the Red Robin Diner, 6330 Frankford Ave., when two unknown men entered the business, including one with a gun and a bandana over his face. The gunman approached an employee and demanded money, while the other crook served mostly as a lookout, police said.


Woman arrested for prostitution in Bustleton

A police investigation into a “Backpage” madam led Citywide Vice Unit investigators to a twin family home in Bustleton, where they arrested a 47-year-old alleged lady of the evening.


Crime log: August 20, 2014

July 28 through Aug. 10


A behind the scenes look at the FOP

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series discussing some of the key roles served by the Northeast Philadelphia-based Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part One examines the local union’s leadership, along with recent contract negotiation and arbitration outcomes.


Tire slashings reported in Frankford

Vandals punctured tires on at least a half-dozen parked cars in Frankford on Aug. 13.


Mayfair man killed in West Philly

A Northeast man was killed in a shooting last Friday in West Philadelphia, reportedly after an argument outside a Chinese restaurant.


Robber who mugged senior woman arrested

News media coverage and a public tip helped police identify and locate a thug who allegedly robbed a senior woman at a Frankford ATM on Aug. 3.