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(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

Da Seth Williams (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Renewed Call For Mandatory Minimums For Illegal Firearm Possession In Philadelphia

Prosecutors, police and lawmakers renewed their call for legislation that mandates hard time in jail for carrying illegal guns.

08/21/2014

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DA: Sixers Legend Charles Barkley Offers To Pay For Funeral Of 3 Children Killed In Carjacking Crash

Sixers legend Charles Barkley is offering to pay the funeral expenses of three young siblings who died tragically in a hit and run crash in North Philadelphia.

07/28/2014

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Pa. State Rep.; A Misunderstanding, Says His Attorney

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office says State Rep. JP Miranda failed to show for his hearing and did not give notice to the court, so it requested a bench warrant for his arrest.

07/08/2014

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams announces a grand jury probe of state legislators whose prosecution was previously dismissed by Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane.  Photo by CBS-3)

Philadelphia DA Picking Up Case Set Aside By Pa. Attorney General

In May, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane said she was dropping her prosecution of the legislators because the case was hoplessly tainted. Now, Seth Williams is empaneling a grand jury.

06/18/2014

Stigall Show Log 4.25.14

Chris discusses William Shatner’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama’s Sunday habits, and an outrage caused by Joan Rivers on the Today Show. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/25/2014

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Dozens Charged in Philadelphia Insurance Fraud Ring

DA Seth Williams described a scheme that he says defrauded 21 insurance companies of some $400,000 over seven years.

04/23/2014

Seth Williams (FILE PHOTO credit: Mike DeNardo)

DA Williams Wants School District To Name Parents Of Chronically Truant Students

Philadelphia’s District Attorney says bureaucracy at the Philadelphia School District is thwarting his effort to go after parents of students who are chronically truant.

04/17/2014

Members of LGBT community and the DA's office sit together and listen to law enforcement officials including DA Seth Williams. (credit: Tim Jimenez)

DA Seth Williams Hopes For Improved Relations Between Police And LGBT Community

The District Attorney’s office in Philadelphia hosted an LGBT forum Tuesday night, where a few dozen community members got a chance to meet with law enforcement and express any safety concerns they may have.

04/02/2014

Stigall Show Log 3.24.14

Chris gives his take on the Corbett Administration’s response to Kathleen Kane, District Attorney Seth Williams’ Daily News editorial, and Michael Nutter’s appearance on Meet the Press. He talks to Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg and Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/24/2014

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Trial Ordered For Phila. Man Charged With Fleecing Elderly WW II Vet

Police say defendant Shelton Thomas, 47, stole about $95,000 from victim Raymond Campbell, 93, of West Philadelphia.

03/07/2014

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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

February 19, 2014: (At a center city press conference, classmates of Darrin Manning sit behind (L-R) Paula Peebles of National Action Network Pa.; Veronica Joyner, principal at Manning's school; Lewis Small, Manning's attorney; Ikea Coney, Manning's mother; and Darrin Manning.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Move To Clarify Controversial Case of Student’s Patdown by Philly Cops

“It’s time for the district attorney to withdraw charges in this case,” said Lewis Small, attorney for Darrin Manning, during a press conference. “It’s just time to end the injustice.”

02/19/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey listens as DA Seth Williams describes how his office will contribute to the ongoing investigation.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. DA Adding Muscle of His Office to Probe of Teen’s Stop-and-Frisk Injury

Darrin Manning, 16, says police caused him a ruptured testicle while frisking him on a center city streetcorner last January 7th.

02/06/2014

(This warehouse fire on April 9, 2012, killed two firefighters.   File photo)

Grand Jury: No Provable Criminality In 2012 Deaths of Two Phila. Firefighters

DA Seth Williams says that after an investigation that lasted nearly two years, the grand jury concluded it could not recommend criminal charges against anyone in this case.

02/03/2014

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