A local blogger has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly creating web sites that encouraged people to murder police officers and the city’s district attorney.
The arrival of Thanksgiving means, of course, the arrival of holiday shopping. And, the DA warns, that means scam artists will be out in full force, both in person and online.
The District Attorney’s office has charged a fired police lieutenant with simple assault for knocking a woman to the ground following September’s Puerto Rican Day festival in North Philadelphia.
Before reading to children at a preschool, Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams said inadequate funding for early childhood education is “closing the door of opportunity” to low-income, at-risk children.
Concerned residents of a West Philadelphia community met with District Attorney Seth Williams and police officials for a town hall meeting on gun violence Wednesday night.
Pennsylvania’s first contested execution in 50 years, previously scheduled for Wednesday evening, has been officially called off.
Pennsylvania prosecutors held a press conference on Wednesday to request that some of the Penn State endowment be directed to the Commonwealth’s Children Advocacy Centers.
Police say they are still looking for two other youngsters — believed to be between seven and nine years old — whom they say were also involved.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided to once again allow Pennsylvania grand juries to bring indictments in criminal cases.
A Philadelphia grand jury presentment alleges that a man who was shot nine times in his car last year lied to authorities about who shot him.
Authorities say the distribution ring sent couriers via the New Jersey Turnpike from New York to Philadelphia, to bring the cocaine by car or SUV in secret, specially installed compartments to points in Northeast Philadelphia and elsewhere.
As Gov. Romney spoke this morning inside the Bluford School at 58th and Media Streets (see related story), outside, about two dozen supporters of President Obama blasted Romney’s positions on education.
District Attorney Seth Williams pointed to a bar chart behind him, as he testified in council chambers, showing how the 22 largest counties in America fund their prosecutors.
The fire marshal is probing what started the fire, and aides to the mayor are looking at other properties in the city held by the warehouse owners.
Eight young Philadelphians recently arrested — a new crop of nonviolent drug offenders — are part of the first class of a new program that offers educational help, job training and social services support, to avoid prison.