Court of Common Pleas

Jahlil Porter
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 07, 2019 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the men accused of murdering four people inside a West Philadelphia basement in November 2018 has waived his preliminary hearing. Jahlil Porter will now move to the higher Court of Common Pleas. He is charged with murder, conspiracy, robbery and gun offenses in...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
April 12, 2019 - 10:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A city judge has denied the District Attorney Larry Krasner's request for Common Pleas Court Judge Scott DiClaudio to recuse himself from city criminal cases because his girlfriend filed a wrongful termination complaint. Philly’s top prosecutor says they are appealing...
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A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other offenses after police say he killed another man with a single punch during an argument over an unleashed dog.
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
March 13, 2019 - 11:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The case of a man accused of throwing a deadly punch can now proceed to trial. Dressed in a black suit, 24-year-old Matthew Oropeza agreed to waive his preliminary hearing on charges of involuntary manslaughter, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly...
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John Dougherty is shown outside Federal court in Philadelphia
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
February 08, 2019 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty's lawyer said he never knowingly benefited from any money allegedly stolen from Local 98, the union his older brother has run for more than 25 years. Calling him an "honest public servant who has done nothing...
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Jamaal Simmons (right) and his brother, Akeem. Jamaal was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012 for a crime he says he didn't commit. A judge dropped the charges last month.
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Flashpoint
January 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man who spent nine years behind bars for a crime he says he didn't commit is now free. Jamaal Simmons was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012. Prosecutors argued he drove the van that was linked to a 2009 shooting, which claimed the life of...
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Meek Mill attends the launch of Exclusive Drai Live Concert Residency at Drai's Nightclub, Las Vegas on July 7, 2018.
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Kristen Johanson
August 21, 2018 - 6:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New developments have surfaced in the controversial case surrounding Meek Mill. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied the Philly rap artist's latest appeal attempt — but the fight isn't over. Mill's fight for a new trial will now go Pennsylvania's Superior Court,...
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