District Attorney Seth Williams

(Phila. PD photos)

Attorney: Victim In Priest Sex Abuse Case ‘Relieved’

The victim, now 24, testified in painful detail to the attacks when he was just 10 and 11-years-old.

01/31/2013

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Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Plans To Appeal Overturned Death Sentence

The judge has ruled that there will be a new sentencing hearing, something district attorney Williams is opposed to.

09/29/2012

Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with Dray Clark and Erika von Tiehl about the two firefighters who did in a Kensington warehouse fire.

Nutter: Firefighter Deaths Terrible Loss For City, Fire Dept., Families

Appearing on Eyewitness News on the CW-Philly, this morning, Nutter said the city will continue to pursue all possible legal action against the property owners, including “outstanding taxes, where the owners are, what they’re doing — their failure to respond to at least three violation notices that we sent. We know that they received them.”

04/10/2012

(Photo from Phila. PD)

Former Archdiocese Of Philadelphia CFO Charged With Embezzling $900K

The former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been charged with stealing nearly a million dollars from the church’s general operating fund over a nearly six-year period.

03/13/2012

Mumia Abu Jamal

Abu-Jamal: I’m Off Death Row; Surprised By DA Move

Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal says he is surprised and somewhat disappointed that he will not get a new sentencing hearing.

12/12/2011

(Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Police Officer & Others Charged In Alleged Insurance Fraud Scheme

Nearly a dozen people, including a uniformed Philadelphia police officer, were charged on Tuesday in an alleged insurance fraud scheme. Investigators believe it could have taken in millions of dollars.

04/19/2011

File phot of Priest Collar

Non-Profit Group Shows Support For Children Abused By Priests In Philadelphia

Members of a support group for clergy molestation victims, called ‘SNAP,’ protested outside the Philadelphia Archdiocese headquarters Friday, urging Archbishop Cardinal Rigali to ‘immediately suspend dozens of accused clerics.’

02/12/2011

Court Initiatives Focus On Witness Intimidation, Victim Convenience

A group of criminal justice system officials, focusing on Philadelphia, has announced two new initiatives: a best-practices guide book for judges to deal with the pervasive problem of victim-witness threats and intimidation, and a court rule change that will spare victims from coming to court to state the obvious.

01/29/2011

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First Day Of ‘Zone Courts’ In Philadelphia

If you have a court date this morning you should plan on getting there early because today is the first day of so-called community or ‘zone’ courts. Many hearings previously held in the police districts and divisions have been moved to the Criminal Justice Center.

11/01/2010

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