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File Photo: Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams (credit: Mike DeNardo)

DA Seth Williams Challenges Gov. Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium

The lawsuit comes five days after Wolf said he would issue reprieves at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that has been studying the issue since 2011.

02/18/2015

(Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson.  Photos from Phila. PD)

2 Philadelphia Officers Charged In Brutality Case

Two Philadelphia police officers were charged Thursday with the violent beating of a man whom investigators say was innocent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

Ronald Dove. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Former Philadelphia Homicide Detective Facing Criminal Charges in Girlfriend’s Murder Case

A former Philadelphia homicide detective is facing charges after he allegedly interfered with a murder investigation involving his girlfriend.

01/22/2015

(Phila. DA Seth Williams warns against shooting guns to celebrate New Year's Eve.  Phila. police commissioner Charles Ransey is at far left.  Seated at right is Joe Jaskolka, who was paralyzed by a stray bullet on New Year's Eve 1998.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Authorities Warn Against Firing Guns on New Year’s Eve

Philadelphia police and the DA want everyone to have a happy and safe new year, and are warning that shooting guns into the air to celebrate isn’t safe and won’t be tolerated.

12/31/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady speaks with reporters at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Head of Democratic Party in Philadelphia Points Finger at Kane For DA Quarrel

Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.) says he’s been shaking his head over the sparring between Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane and Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.

12/18/2014

Zeoli Show Log 12.16.14

Rich discussed corruption charges being filed against two Democratic State Representatives, an apology issued by a University of Pennsylvania fraternity, and Jeb Bush’s presidential ambitions.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/16/2014

(Pa. state representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, in undercover surveillance video.  Image provided by Phila. DA)

Phila. DA Reopens Corruption Charges Against 2 Pa. State Lawmakers

State representatives Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ron Waters (both D-Phila.) are charged with taking cash from an undercover agent. Pennsylvania’s attorney general had previously declared the cases dead.

12/16/2014

Suspect Brian Meehan.

Center City Lawyer Surrenders on Charges of Raping 14-Year-Old Girl

A center city attorney is facing sexual assault charges after investigators allege he had sexual intercourse with an underage girl in his office on several occasions.

11/25/2014

File Photo of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. (Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia DA Says Election Fraud Investigators Out In Force

The Philadelphia DA’s office announced yesterday the launch of a new task force designed to tackle allegations of Election Day shenanigans. Scores of DAs and investigators will be on hand today to field complaints.

11/04/2014

(Photo provided by Phila. DA)

New Corruption Charges Against Former Phila. Traffic Court Judge

Philadelphia DA Seth Williams announced that Thomasine Tynes is being charged in another corruption investigation. Earlier charges against her were dropped by the Pennsylvania attorney general, generating controversy.

10/23/2014

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Hearing Held To Bolster Support For Pa. Hate Crime Law

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing on LGBT hate crimes Thursday.

10/03/2014

(credit: Phila. DA's office)

Five Dozen More Convictions Tied To Corrupt Phila. Cop Are Overturned

Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper has dismissed 59 more cases related to investigations by officer Jeffrey Walker, the former narcotics officer who pleaded guilty to corruption and related crimes.

09/26/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hundreds Rally in Love Park To Denounce Gay-Bashing

A growing coalition of state lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other leaders are pressing for an amendment to Pennsylvania’s hate-crime law to protect the LGBT community.

09/25/2014

(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

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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