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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

(Joseph Harvey, left, and Sean Cahill.  Photos from Phila. PD)

Federal Jury Acquits Former Cops in Civil Rights Case

A federal jury in Philadelphia has acquitted a former city police officer of violating a woman’s civil rights in an incident linked to a lewd act inside a drug house during a raid.

03/19/2014

(Joseph Harvey, left, and Sean Cahill.  Photos from Phila. PD)

Sex Abuse Case Opens Against Former Philadelphia Cop

The alleged victim says she was using drugs in an abandoned house in 2009 when Officer Joseph Harvey (left) got her alone in a bedroom, ordered her to strip, and then performed a lewd act on himself.

03/17/2014

(A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  Credit: CBS-3)

Prosecutor Hints at More Indictments in Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Probe

At a pretrial scheduling hearing in the case, federal prosecutor Robert Livermore said the ongoing investigation of that Philadelphia union has led to new complaints that could generate more charges.

03/13/2014

(Father Andrew McCormick, in file photo provided by Phila. DA)

Prosecutor Vows Retrial After Phila. Priest Sex Abuse Jury Deadlocks

The judge has imposed a gag order, so the attorneys, defendant Father Andrew McCormick, the alleged victim, and all other witnesses in the case are prohibited from commenting.

03/12/2014

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Man Sentenced for Scissors Attack on Elderly Woman in West Philadelphia

Jimmy Morrison has been sentenced to 9-20 years in prison for a vicious home invasion attack on an 87-year-old neighbor and her adult son in July of 2012.

03/11/2014

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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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Trial Ordered For Germantown Man in Beating of Blind Neighbor

The attack was caught on video, which led to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

03/06/2014

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Phila. Priest Cross-Examined at His Sex Abuse Trial

Father Andrew McCormick took the witness stand to say he never sexually molested a former altar boy who is now 26 years old. A prosecutor recounted reprimands the priest had received over improper conduct.

03/05/2014

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Former Phila. Altar Boys Discount Accusation of Sex Abuse by Priest

The defense is presenting testimony from several men who served as altar boys and knew Father McCormick, beginning in the mid-1980s.

03/05/2014

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Philadelphia Man Gets 20 Years After Firing Gun Into Thin Air

No one was hurt, but similar reckless and dangerous acts have cost lives — and ruined lives — over the years.

03/04/2014

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DA Invalidates More Convictions Tied To Corrupt Philly Cop

More convictions linked to former Philadelphia narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker are being discarded after the officer guilty plea this week to corruption charges.

02/28/2014

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$10K Reward Offered For Serial Robber In Overbrook Park Targeting Women

The City of Philadelphia is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect wanted for a series of robberies/purse snatches in the Overbrook section of the city.

02/25/2014

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Former Philly Cop Pleads Guilty To Corruption, Agrees To Cooperate

Former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker is at the center of continuing grand jury investigation and has been cooperating with authorities since shortly after his arrest in May of 2013.

02/24/2014

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Romance and Lies Lead to a Philadelphia Prosecutor’s Fall

Lynn Nichols has been sentenced for helping remove a truck from “stolen” status to help her boyfriend, then, after they broke up, getting the theft report renewed.

02/21/2014

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