Grand Jury

New Jersey Ex-Priest Jailed After Working With Kids

A judge has ordered a New Jersey priest held while a grand jury considers whether he violated a legal agreement to stay away from children.

05/21/2013

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Pennsylvania Indicting Grand Jury Option Used In Chester County Murder

Pennsylvania recently reauthorized the use of grand juries to indict criminal defendants in certain circumstances, instead of going the traditional route of a preliminary hearing.

05/18/2013

Jerry Sandusky arrives at courthouse for sentencing (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Grand Jury Judge Urges Case Against Penn State To Go Forward

The supervising judge for the grand jury that investigated how former Penn State administrators handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal said in a new court filing that the criminal case against them needs to move forward.

05/07/2013

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New Jersey Teacher Charged With 92 Counts Related To Child Abuse

A New Jersey middle school teacher has been charged with 92 counts related to child abuse.

02/06/2013

(Former Philadelphia traffic court judge Willie Singletary, right, and attorney William Brennan, left, face reporters outside the US courthouse in center city.  2013 file photo by Tony Hanson)

Judges, Others Caught In Philadelphia Ticket-Fixing Probe

Former and current judges of Philadelphia Traffic Court, plus judges in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties, as well as other employees associated with the court system, were named.

01/31/2013

Grand Juries New Tool Against Witness Intimidation In Philadelphia

Right now, terrified witnesses are required to appear in open court to testify at preliminary hearings. But a rule change means the DA’s office can instead have witnesses testify in secret before grand juries to establish whether there is enough evidence to bring a suspect to trial in felony cases where witness intimidation is a concern.

12/10/2012

(The fire at the Buck Hosiery Company, in Kensington, took the lives of Philadelphia firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  File photo)

EXCLUSIVE: Owners Of Kensington Warehouse Where 2 Firefighters Perished Subpoenaed For Investigation

CBS 3 has learned the owners of a vacant Kensington warehouse where two firefighters died and two others were hurt during an April 9th 5-alarm fire have now been subpoenaed to appear before a Grand Jury investigating the deadly blaze.

07/10/2012

Indictments To Be Allowed In Criminal Cases

The state Supreme Court has decided to allow Pennsylvania grand juries to bring indictments in criminal cases, because of witness intimidation in Philadelphia.

06/23/2012

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PA Supreme Court Again Will Allow Indictments In Criminal Cases

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided to once again allow Pennsylvania grand juries to bring indictments in criminal cases.

06/22/2012

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Case Of New Jersey ‘Tanning Mom’ Sent To A Grand Jury

Authorities have referred the case of the New Jersey mother accused of taking her young daughter into a tanning booth to a grand jury.

06/04/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in March 2012.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Monsignor Lynn’s 2004 Testimony Before Grand Jury Presented In Court

With the prosecution winding down in the clergy abuse case, a last segment of testimony by defendant William Lynn before a grand jury back in 2004 was presented Wednesday.

05/16/2012

Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

Decision On Some Suspended Priests Expected To Be Announced At Friday News Conference

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests have left a meeting with the Philadelphia archbishop, but it’s not clear if they learned the fate of 23 suspended colleagues.

05/02/2012

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Alleged Victim Expected To Testify Against Accused Priest In Clergy Abuse Case

A man who claims he was sexually assaulted by defendant Father James Brennan in 1996 was scheduled to testify on Wednesday.

04/04/2012

Mike McQueary (left) won't be on the sideline for Saturday's game against Nebraska. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Lingering Questions Addressed In PSU Preliminary Hearing

For the first time, testimony by a key figure in the criminal case against Jerry Sandusky and two former Penn State administrators has shed some light on one of the other casualties of the scandal: iconic football coach Joe Paterno.

12/18/2011

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Exclusive: Archbishop Chaput Faces ‘Historic’ Crisis At Philadelphia Catholic Church

Philadelphia’s Catholic Church stands at a crossroads. Next Thursday, Archbishop Charles Chaput will be installed as the next leader of the region’s 1.4 million Roman Catholics, replacing Cardinal Justin Rigali.

09/01/2011

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