Latest Jim Kenney News

Philadelphia moves to fire 13 officers over Facebook posts

Jul. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts, the police commissioner announced on Thursday. The department had placed 72 officers on administrative leave in June...

Mayor wants police at playground events after 2nd shooting

Jul. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has asked the police department to increase its presence at parks and recreation events following the second mass shooting in a month at a city playground. On Saturday night, two men opened fire at a crowded west Philadelphia playground where a cookout and...

Prosecutors go to court in support of drug injection site

Jul. 11, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven states and more than 60 prosecutors and other law enforcement officials are opposing efforts by Philadelphia's top federal prosecutor to block a proposed drug injection site from opening in Philadelphia. State and local prosecutors and police officials from New York to Texas to...

Gas prices could rise after fire-stricken refinery closes

Jun. 26, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

The largest oil refinery on the East Coast said Wednesday that it will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment, and analysts said consumers could see gas prices rise as summer travel hits full swing. Philadelphia Energy Solutions sent a notice to state labor...

The Latest: Refinery confirms it will close, lay off workers

Jun. 26, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that an East Coast oil refinery that caught fire will close (all times local): ___ 4:30 p.m. The owner of the largest oil refinery on the East Coast is giving first public confirmation of its plans to close the facility after a fire last week set off...

Lawmakers raise alarm after wave of Philly shootings

Jun. 17, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawmakers from Philadelphia called for increased action from state and city officials Monday to stem a rising tide of gun violence that included a fatal shooting when someone sprayed gunfire into a high school graduation party at a public park. The bloody weekend comes as Philadelphia's...

Philadelphia mayor easily fends off 2 challengers in primary

May. 21, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Kenney will stay on...

The Latest: Philadelphia mayor fends off 2 in primary

May. 21, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job after fending off two challengers in the city's Democratic primary. Tuesday night's victory all but assures Kenney will stay on as...