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(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Montgomery County District Attorney Won’t Seek Re-Election

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman says she will not run for re-election, but instead will seek a seat as a Common Pleas Court judge.


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Court Officials Plan Crackdown On Philadelphia Residents Who Skip Jury Duty

Leaders of Philadelphia’s court system say they face a “crisis” because so many people are willfully ignoring summons to show up for jury duty. Now, a top judge plans a crackdown.


Common Pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper testifying before city council. (Credit: City of Philadelphia)

Head Of Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Asks City Council For WiFi In Courtrooms

The wheels of justice could grind a little faster under a proposal to bring WiFi to Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.


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Local Crews In Limbo At National Firefighters Convention In Philadelphia.

6,000 firefighters from across North America gathered at the National Constitution Center on Sunday night for the opening reception of their national convention. But local crews had other things on their minds.


A portrait of Judge Richard Hodgson hangs in the Montgomery County Courthouse. (Credit: Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Mourns Loss Of Prominent Common Pleas Court Judge

Longtime Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Hodgson passed away on Thursday night at the age of 64 after an illness.


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Suit To Be Filed In Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Sex Abuse Case

Attorneys for the family of a former suburban Philadelphia altar boy who committed suicide after his allegation of sexual abuse by a priest was dismissed say they plan to file a wrongful death suit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.