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In this April 2, 2019, file photo, rapper Meek Mill speaks at a gathering in Philadelphia to push for drastic changes to Pennsylvania's probation system.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo, File
June 04, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Meek Mill's lawyers will get a chance to argue the rapper's 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges should be overturned. Pennsylvania Superior Court granted Mill a hearing in his long-running appeal, his legal team announced Tuesday. Arguments are scheduled for July 16 at 3:30...
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Chaka Fattah
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Kristen Johanson
May 01, 2019 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal prosecutors will not re-try former longtime Rep. Chaka Fattah on bribery convictions overturned by an appeals court. In a court filing, U.S. Assistant Attorneys Jennifer Williams and Eric Gibson said "it is in the interest of justice" to dismiss four bribery...
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Bill Cosby's mugshot after he was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
April 29, 2019 - 4:46 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has denied Bill Cosby's latest request to leave prison on bail while he fights his sex-assault conviction. Defense lawyers say the 81-year-old comedian is likely to have his conviction overturned because of trial errors. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt says they...
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Bill Cosby is taken away in handcuffs after being sentenced to 3-10 years.
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Jim Melwert
April 24, 2019 - 12:21 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bill Cosby is asking the Pennsylvania Superior Court to let him out of state prison on bail until his appeal is heard. Cosby has been in prison since September, serving a three- to 10-year sentence following a conviction on aggravated indecent assault...
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Located inside of Logan Plaza on Old York Road, The Grace Dix Center will provide temporary residential housing and services for to up to 60 migrant youth between ages 13 and 17.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
April 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Arizona-based company seeking to open up a housing facility in North Philadelphia for unaccompanied migrant youth from the U.S. border sued the City of Philadelphia. The grounds for the lawsuit was unlawful discrimination. The 13 page complaint filed in the...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Cherri Gregg
April 18, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal are applauding Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's decision not to appeal a ruling opens the door for Abu-Jamal to get his case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. At a rally Thursday outside City Hall, Pam Africa, chair of...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Sipa USA
Steve Tawa
April 17, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office will not pursue an appeal in the long-running Mumia Abu-Jamal legal saga, which means Abu-Jamal's appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will move forward. For months, the DA's office thought about appealing a judge's...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Sipa USA
Kristen Johanson
January 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an unusual move, Philadelphia prosecutors and defense lawyers for Mumia Abu-Jamal have asked a city judge to rescind his recent order reinstating Abu-Jamal's appellate rights. The now 64-year-old was convicted more than three decades ago of shooting and killing...
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In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court in Washington.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
January 22, 2019 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An unidentified foreign government is asking the Supreme Court to get involved in a case that may be part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The justices on Tuesday granted the government's request to file a censored version of an appeal to the high court in...
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Jason Smith
Philadelphia Police Department
Steve Tawa
January 18, 2019 - 12:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The exterminator who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for strangling a doctor and setting her body on fire in her Center City home in 2013 is nearing the end of the line for exhausting his appeal. Pennsylvania's Post-Conviction Relief Act, often referred...
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