Crime and Justice

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Jerry Sandusky Is Denied $4,900-A-Month Pension

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.

12/19/2014

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With One Notable Exception, Pa. High Court E-Mails Get Clean Review

Special counsel Rob Byers says he combed nearly 5,000 e-mails — any between a justice and the state attorney general’s office between 2008 and 2012.

12/19/2014

(Pa. senator-elect Art Haywood is proposing legislation that would require special prosecutors in cases where police use deadly force.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force Cases

State senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.

12/19/2014

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No Sign of Violence in Colwyn Cop Accused of Murder, Says His Attorney

The attorney who represents a former Delaware County cop accused of murdering his former girlfriend this week says his client had been working hard to try to straighten out his life.

12/19/2014

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Mayor Nutter Urges Mindfulness Amid Racial Flareups

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the Brown and Garner deaths, each at the hands of white police officers, have created a volatile situation in our nation.

12/19/2014

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Police Investigating Series Of Robberies Caught On Tape In North Philly

Philadelphia Police are investigating a series of robberies in North Philadelphia that occurred between November 15 and December 17, 2014.

12/19/2014

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Owner Charged After 2 Donkeys Found Dumped Off The Road In New Jersey

Authorities have charged the owner of two dead donkeys that were found dumped off a road in Jackson Township with animal cruelty.

12/19/2014

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26 Charged In Theft Ring In NJ And NY That Sent Cars To Africa

Authorities say that 26 people have been indicted for taking part in an international carjacking and theft ring in New Jersey and New York that sent high-end cars to West Africa.

12/18/2014

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Area Man Draws Life Sentence For Sex Trafficking 3 Women, One A Minor

Two of the three women who were victimized by Christian Dior Womack submitted impact statements to US District Court in Philadelphia, each saying they were still haunted by horrible memories and will never be the same.

12/18/2014

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Robbery Suspect Tells Rite Aid Cashier She Has A Bomb

Police are investigating a robbery at a Rite Aid in Hatfield Township in which a female threatened a cashier stating she had a bomb attached to her.

12/18/2014

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Philadelphia Police Union Head Angered by Anti-Racism Protests Here

Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police “hatemongers.”

12/18/2014

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Reflecting Decades of Integrity, Local Nonprofit Leader Awarded Presidential Pardon

Diane DeBarri is now CEO of the Kintock Group, a nonprofit organization that runs halfway houses and other services.

12/18/2014

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Montco Veterans’ Court Judge Dismayed at Killing Spree By Client

Judge William Furber says Bradley Stone, accused of killing six people and himself, showed no violent tendencies during his time in the program.

12/18/2014

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Philadelphia Mother Pleads Guilty After Boy, 2, Kills 11-Year-Old Sister

A Philadelphia woman has pleaded guilty after her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded .357 revolver and fatally shot his 11-year-old sister.

12/18/2014

(A "cash for gold" shop in South Jersey.  Photo illustration by Ed Fischer.  File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/ Getty Images.)

N.J. Cracks Down on Urban ‘Cash-For-Gold’ Retailers, Issuing Thousands of Violations

Steve Lee, acting director of the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs, labels the operation an “enforcement action” to prevent potential fraud.

12/18/2014

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Surveillance video captures people illegally dumping furniture, mattresses, and unwanted pets in Camden.  Police were asking for the public's assistance in identifying the perpetrators.

Caught on Video: Illegal Dumping in Camden, NJ

Surveillance video captures people illegally dumping furniture, mattresses, and unwanted pets in Camden. Police were asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrators.

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