Articles by William Kenny

Protecting home base

The 8th district has a new police captain, but he’s no stranger to the streets of the Far Northeast.   


Bustleton ambulance owner sentenced to federal prison

Feda Kuran wasn’t the most original criminal in Northeast Philadelphia, but federal judges don’t generally give credit for originality anyway.


Friends of Pennypack Park holds monthly cleanup

Community volunteers, including families from Father Judge, St. Hubert’s and Central high schools, Holy Family University students and parishioners from St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic and St. David’s Lutheran churches, joined the Friends of Pennypack Park for the group’s monthly cleanup event on Oct. 25.


Gunman sought in Morrell Park Sunoco heist

A gunman wearing a red bandana robbed a Sunoco gas station and mini mart in Morrell Park early Monday.


Masked man robs Dunkin Donuts in Mayfair

It took less than one minute for a masked man to rob a Mayfair doughnut shop at gunpoint on Oct. 26.


Red light traffic fines to fund safety improvement projects

Red light runners are going to do Philadelphia and 36 other municipalities across Pennsylvania a public service in the coming months as their traffic fines will pay for traffic safety improvements in those localities.


NE mother charged for lewd pics of young daughters, offering one for sex

A federal grand jury has indicted a Northeast Philadelphia woman for allegedly taking sexually explicit photos of her two daughters, ages 6 years and 16 months, sharing images of the older girl with a Michigan man via the Internet and offering to send the older girl to Detroit to meet the man for sex.


Suspect captured after police shooting, car chase

A woman’s abduction led to an Oct. 29 shooting involving police, followed by a wild auto pursuit through several Northeast neighborhoods that ended when the suspect crashed head-on into another vehicle at a Torresdale intersection.


Crime log: November 5, 2014

Oct. 6 through 19


Wissinoming Civic off to a strong start

The new Wissinoming Civic Association won’t be a one-person operation. During the civic group’s third monthly meeting on Oct. 28, residents volunteered to lead nine different projects for the organization, ranging from community outreach efforts to internal management.