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(Chaka Fattah Jr. speaks with reporters outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Chaka Fattah Jr. Ignores Judge’s Advice, Insists on Representing Himself at Tax Trial

Chaka Fattah Jr., son of the Philadelphia congressman, is now both client and legal counsel in his federal case.

12/12/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

First-Degree Murder Conviction in 2012 Shooting Death of Philadelphia Cop

Judge Jeffrey Minehart found Rafael Jones (right photo) guilty in the attempted robbery and subsequent murder of Moses Walker Jr., who was on his way home after completing his shift in the 22nd police district.

12/11/2014

(Officer Moses Walker.  Phila. PD photo)

Dramatic Testimony In Trial Of Accused Philadelphia Cop-Killer

Witnesses have detailed the final minutes of Officer Moses Walker’s life, and a critical decision to walk from the station house.

12/09/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

Accused Killer of Off-Duty Philadelphia Cop Chooses Non-Jury Trial

Rafael Jones and a co-defendant, Chancier McFarland, were charged with the 2012 robbery and murder of off-duty police officer Moses Walker.

12/08/2014

(Photo provided by Phila. DA)

Former Philadelphia Judge Sentenced For Lying During Ticket-Fixing Probe

An emotional Thomasine Tynes admitted wrongdoing, and apologized.

12/04/2014

(Credit: CBS3)

Sentencing Of Former Traffic Court Judges Begins

The defendants were acquitted of ticket fixing conspiracy, but convicted of lying to authorities about their actions.

12/03/2014

(Phila. PD photo)

Two Defendants Held By Judge In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Aisha Abdur-Rhaman, 15, was on the sidewalk in the area walking home from school at Delaware Valley Charter. She was shot in the back and died. The defense declined comment after the hearing.

12/03/2014

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Trial Ordered For Homeless Man in Stabbing Murder of Mt. Airy Clergyman

The victim, as an act of charity, had taken in two homeless men, but one was trouble, according to authorities.

12/02/2014

(A body camera worn by an Evesham Township, NJ police officer.  File photo by Cleve Bryan/ CBS3)

Evesham Township Police Begin Department-Wide Use Of Body Cameras

Beginning today, every Evesham Township Police officer — from the chief to part-time patrol officers — will be wearing body cameras.

12/01/2014

Looking down on Roosevelt Blvd from Woodhaven Road in Northeast Philadelphia. (Credit: Tony Hanson)

Road Warriors Check In On The Messy Thanksgiving Eve Travel Day

Temperatures dropped through the morning, and as sleet and snow started to mix in, makign the choice to alter driving plans on the roads were looking better and better.

11/26/2014

(Credit: CBS3)

Snow Falling On Busiest Travel Day Of Year

Light rain this morning will be changing to snow and the timing just could not be worse.

11/26/2014

(Photo provided by Phila. DA)

Former Bail Supervisor at Phila. Prison Ready To Fight Embezzlement Charges

A grand jury charged that Martorano took advantage of lax supervision by the now-defunct Clerk of Quarter Sessions to steal the money because struggling business ventures has put him in a “precarious financial state.”

11/24/2014

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Decades More in Prison For Phila. Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking

It’s crime the prosecutor says “destroyed” the victim.

11/21/2014

(Nasheeba Adams holds photos of her son, Tomayo McDuffy.  2013 file photo by Cherri Gregg)

Charges Dropped Against Holmesburg Teen; DA Questions Story of Blind ‘Victim’

It had been a remarkable story of a hero guide dog, calling 911 to save her blind owner during a home invasion. But now charges against the accused neighbor have been dismissed.

11/20/2014

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey File Photo (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Police Preparing For Ferguson Grand Jury Reaction

With people around the country waiting on the decision, and planning rallies or protests depending on the decision, Philadelphia Police are planning accordingly.

11/20/2014

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