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Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham. (credit: TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Lynne Abraham Plans To Run For Mayor of Philadelphia in 2015

Lynne Abraham intends to run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015.

09/17/2014

(The "Visit Philadelphia" web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency ‘Cooperating’ With DA Probe of Misappropriation

An attorney for “Visit Philadelphia” says the matter involves “unauthorized expenditures” at the publicly funded agency covering several years, totaling $210,000.

09/12/2014

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Jenn Bernstein)

Son Recalls Career of Late Philadelphia DA, F. Emmett Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick served one term as Philadelphia’s DA — from 1974 until 1978 — but his son, Emmett III, says he was a reluctant politician.

09/04/2014

(Photo from Phila. PD)

Man Charged With Scamming WW II Vet of $95,000 By Impersonating Phila. DA

According to the District Attorney, Shelton Thomas scammed at least $95,000 from 93-year-old Raymond Campbell over the course of three years.

02/24/2014

(Michael D'Antonio.  Photo provided)

New Book Traces Sad Recent History of Priest Sex Scandals

It’s a story we know all too well in Philadelphia, but Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Michael D’Antonio has put the whole Catholic priest sex scandal in one volume.

08/10/2013

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams testifies about his department's proposed budget for next fiscal year.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia DA Says Mayor Is Underbudgeting Fighting Crime

DA Seth Williams went before City Council’s budget committee today asking for an extra $2.75 million above the nearly $32 million that Mayor Nutter has proposed for the district attorney’s office.

04/22/2013

(Arlen Specter walks across the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One in June 2010, a month after losing his bid to return to the US Senate as a Democrat. Credit: Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania’s Longest Serving US Senator, Dead at 82

US Senator Arlen Specter, whose political career took him from Philadelphia City Hall to the US Congress, has died after another bout with cancer.

10/14/2012

(City Hall photo by Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia Official Fired For Accepting Unauthorized Gifts From Vendor

Joseph James, the city’s deputy chief information officer, has been fired for allegedly accepting gifts, meals, and $48,000 worth of items through a Verizon rewards program.

07/20/2011

(Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham today at the Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham Hints At Run For Statewide Office

Abraham, the first female DA in Philadelphia history, served in that office from 1991 until January 2010.

03/24/2011

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