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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
January 14, 2020 - 5:24 pm
A Philadelphia judge ordered the ex-boyfriend of a woman found stabbed to death inside her home to stand trial for her murder. Read more here.
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Benjamin Lerner.
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Pat Loeb
January 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
When Benjamin Lerner became Philadelphia's chief public defender in 1975, he faced a stacked deck. Most Common Pleas judges were former assistant district attorneys or leaned heavily toward the prosecution. Read more here.
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Michael White walking out of court.
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Kristen Johanson
December 16, 2019 - 7:42 pm
Attorneys for Michael White — the man acquitted in a fatal stabbing near Rittenhouse Square nearly two years ago — want to prohibit victim impact statements from being read at his sentencing next month. But prosecutors are fighting to allow the victim’s family to speak — and it won’t be an easy...
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk, second from left.
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AP News
December 06, 2019 - 5:54 pm
Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found Friday. Read more here.
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Montgomery county courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
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Carol MacKenzie
November 22, 2019 - 4:28 pm
A Montgomery County mother was held in contempt of court while she apparently had a full-blown seizure during her child custody proceeding. Read the exclusive story here.
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Kristen Johanson
September 22, 2019 - 9:14 am
The Philadelphia Police Department is the top driver for overtime in Philadelphia, and a new study by a fiscal watchdog group points to court time as the reason. The group has also suggested ways to cut that time in half.
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Jim Melwert
August 11, 2019 - 5:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers will be in court Monday in Harrisburg, arguing the 82-year-old should be given a new trial. Each side will get 15 minutes to state their case before a panel of three Superior Court judges. Both sides have filed hundreds of pages outlining their...
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Jerry Sandusky
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Kristen Johanson
August 08, 2019 - 6:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jerry Sandusky will be back in court next month to be resentenced after a Pennsylvania appeals court said his prison sentence was unlawfully applied. The former Penn State coach also lost his latest appeal last month. Jerry Sandusky, 75, is scheduled to be in court...
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Phillie Phanatic
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Mike DeNardo
August 02, 2019 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — So, who actually owns the Phillie Phanatic? The Phils went to court Friday to keep their lucrative copyright to the furry green mascot. A 1984 agreement with mascot co-designer Harrison/Erickson, Inc. says the Phillies own the copyright to the Phillie Phanatic "...
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Law and Justice concept. Mallet of the judge, books, scales of justice. - stock photo
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Pat Loeb
August 01, 2019 - 12:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge has sentenced former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green to the maximum five years in prison for taking bribes and kickbacks from a businessman who held lucrative contracts with the office. "I hope the sentence will send a strong message that this is a...
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