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(Some of the ivory items seized from the store of Victor Gordon.  File photo from CBS3)

Philadelphia Store Owner Gets Prison Time For Smuggling Elephant Ivory Into U.S.

On four occasions beginning in 2006, Gordon paid a smuggler to acquire the ivory directly from Africa and then secret it into the U.S. through JFK International Airport in New York City.

06/04/2014

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Man Jailed For Gruesome Halloween Slaying In Montgomery County Found Dead In Cell

A prison is Pennsylvania is reporting the second inmate death at the facility in less than a month.

06/03/2014

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Philadelphia Man Faces Probable Life In Prison For Series Of Brutal Crimes

Lamar Rayson was serving a 32 year federal sentence for carjacking and armed robberies in 2005 and 2006, when DNA from that case linked him to an armed 2004 rape and robbery.

05/10/2014

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Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary Sparks Conversation About US Incarcerations

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site has a new permanent exhibit to spark conversation about incarceration.

05/10/2014

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Man Sentenced For Role — As A Teen — In Jihad Jane Terror Case

A young Maryland man was sentenced Thursday for his role in the federal terror case involving a local woman known as Jihad Jane.

04/17/2014

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South Jersey Man Sentenced For Role In Producing Child Porn

Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old David Clark of Southampton will also have to serve a lifetime term of supervised release under the sentence imposed Monday.

04/14/2014

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Former Philadelphia Police Officer Withdraws Guilty Plea In Court

Richard DeCoatsworth was once hailed a hero cop after being shot in the face during a traffic stop and still managing to chase down his attacker. Now, several years later he is on the other side of the law.

04/01/2014

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Former NJ Scoutmaster Sentenced To 85 Years In Prison For Sex Assaults

Prosecutors say 41-year-old Brian Killion of Absecon preyed on the children during camping trips in Burlington and Cape May counties, at his home, at their homes and in his truck between 1997 and 2010. The boys were between 11 and 15 years old.

03/28/2014

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Former Philly Health Dept. Employee Who Turned To Crime Gets Cut A Break At Sentencing

The defendant acknowledges her arrest was the best thing that could have happened to her.

03/22/2014

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Camden County Woman Gets 10 Years In Prison For Recording Child Sex Acts

A New Jersey woman has been sentenced 10 years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a boy and photographing him and an 8 year-old girl engaged in a forced sexual act.

02/28/2014

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Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell’s Co-worker Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

Fifty-one-year-old Steven Massof was sentenced Wednesday to six to 12 years in prison for killing two viable babies born alive during abortion procedures.

02/12/2014

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Marlton Couple Sentenced For Operating Phony Vacation Travel Club

A Marlton couple is paying the price for operating a bogus vacation travel club.

01/31/2014

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Convicted Child Rapist Gets 20 Years In Prison

A Millsboro man has received a two decade prison sentence for raping a young victim.

01/28/2014

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Man Sentenced To Prison For Raping Four Mentally Disabled Women

A judge has sentenced serial rapist, 44-year-old William Walker, to 24 to 60 years in prison today. He was first arrested in the summer of 2012 for four violent rapes of mentally disabled women.

01/27/2014

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Monsignor William Lynn Released From Philadelphia County Prison, Chaput Defends Posting Bail

According to officials, Lynn was fitted with an electronic monitor and released from Philadelphia County Prison on Friday afternoon.

01/03/2014

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