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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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Cherri Gregg
July 09, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is launching an inquiry into Philadelphia's bail system. The probe comes in response to a class action lawsuit filed last March by the ACLU of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has appointed a special master who will...
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Criminal Justice Center
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Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2019 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia judge has found a Fishtown mother guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her boyfriend nearly two years ago, after the pair got into a fight about a movie and he insulted her son. Small in stature, 38-year-old Jeannette Wakefield was...
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Kristen Johanson
July 02, 2019 - 6:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was an emotional testimony Tuesday as a boy testified he saw his mother kill her boyfriend inside their Fishtown apartment nearly two years ago. Former real estate agent Jeanette Wakefield listened on as her 12-year-old son tearfully told the judge his mom shot...
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi
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June 17, 2019 - 2:30 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking...
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David Madden
June 11, 2019 - 2:36 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal jury has reached what amounts to a split decision in the case of a suspended Camden police officer, accused of using excessive force on a man who was thought to be armed. He wasn’t. The panel, which consisted of seven men and five women, told Judge Robert...
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