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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
May 18, 2020 - 1:27 pm
Philadelphia courts remain closed, with both civil and criminal jury trials suspended until at least Sept. 8. Court officials are working to develop protocols for when trials resume. Read more here.
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Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC.
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Kristen Johanson
May 14, 2020 - 6:49 pm
For the third time, the Amtrak engineer at the helm of the deadly train crash five years ago could go to trial on criminal charges as Pennsylvania’s Superior Court says the judge who dismissed charges against him ruled too soon. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 30, 2020 - 3:18 pm
The Philadelphia Board of Health has increased fines for violating COVID-19 prevention measures, as part of the preparation for beginning to reopen the city’s economy without causing a resurgence of the virus. Read more here.
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Coronavirus testing kits
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Pat Loeb
April 22, 2020 - 3:51 pm
Philadelphia reported a high number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, but officials say it is not as dire as it looks. They remain optimistic that the city is beating the virus. Read more here.
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Michael White walking out of court.
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Kristen Johanson
February 19, 2020 - 3:17 pm
The man at the center of the Rittenhouse stabbing case was back in court Wednesday morning, pleading guilty in a bike theft case, which happened months before the stabbing death of Sean Schellenger. Read more here.
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Photo of lactation station being installed for Philadelphia jurors.
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Kristen Johanson
January 30, 2020 - 4:00 am
Court officials hope to accommodate the public with a unique mobile lactation station that's now available to Philadelphia jurors, giving a place for new moms to pump and feed their children. Read more here.
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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio, file
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.
Courtesy of Benjamin Lerner
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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