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Conviction in Gruesome 2012 North Phila. Home Invasion Robbery-Murder

Victim John Paul was shot and killed when he confronted the intruders in March 2012, and his wife Sherrell was shot nearly a dozen times and left for dead. She survived.

09/30/2014

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Hearing Date Set For 3 Charged In Center City Beating of Gay Couple

The preliminary hearing for defendants Philip Williams, Kevin Harrigan, and Katherine Knott will be the first court test of the prosecution’s evidence in a case that has drawn national attention.

09/30/2014

(Former police officer Richard Decoatsworth gets a hug and kiss from his mother, Evelyn Decoatsworth Myers, following his release on bail.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Charges Dropped Against Philadelphia Cop Once Acclaimed, Later Vilified

Officer Richard DeCoatsworth had been charged with a long list of crimes including prostitution and human trafficking. Earlier, he was acknowledged by the Obama administration as a hero for his work as a cop.

09/29/2014

(US attorney Zane Memeger, in file photo by KYW's Paul Kurtz)

Federal Drug Charges Filed Against Dozens in Delco

US attorney Zane Memeger says these 41 gang members carried guns and sometimes used them in the course of their drug trade.

09/26/2014

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Former Philadelphia Judge Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charges

A Philadelphia municipal court judge who resigned Tuesday has now pleaded guilty in federal court to corruption charges.

09/25/2014

(Caryn Kunkle is a friend of the two men who were beaten in the 1600 block of Chancellor Street on September 11th, in a confrontation with a passing group.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Through a Friend, Phila. Gay Couple Express Gratitude For Prosecution of Tormentors

A close friend of the two men was speaking on their behalf this morning.

09/24/2014

(The attack occurred in the 1600 block of Chancellor Street.  File photo by CBS3)

Center City Alleged ‘Gay-Bashing’ Incident Now In Hands of Philadelphia DA

“We concluded our investigation and got the file over to the district attorney’s office yesterday,” says
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey. “They are reviewing it now to determine who, if anyone, should be charged.”

09/23/2014

(The defendant's son, Anthony Wright Jr., in red shirt, is comforted following a court proceeding that would allow his father a new trial on rape and murder charges.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Defendant’s Family Relieved as Phila. DA Agrees To Rape-Murder Retrial

The Philadelphia district attorney has agreed to vacate the man’s 1993 verdict and sentence, making way for a new trial based on new DNA evidence.

09/22/2014

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Firebomber Who Killed 6 in North Philadelphia Gets Life Sentence

Robert Merritt was the one who actually set the fire at about 5am, throwing a lit gasoline can into the living room on orders of a local drug kingpin.

09/19/2014

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Federal Prosecutors Seek Life Sentence For Final Defendant In Fatal Firebombing

Authorities are seeking a life sentence for the final defendant convicted at trial the 2004 firebombing that killed six people.

09/19/2014

(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

Feds Await Local Police Findings on Alleged Center City Beating of Gay Couple

While Philadelphia police continue to investigate last week’s attack on a gay couple in center city, federal authorities are waiting in the wings to press their own case, if warranted.

09/18/2014

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Guilty Plea From Misbehaving Passenger Aboard Phila.-to-London USAir Flight

Defendant Robert Coppack admitted to a series of abusive, obscene, and profane actions.

09/17/2014

(A police car sits near the block where a pregnant woman was shot by a gunman apparently aiming at someone else.  File photo by Mike Dougherty)

$40,000 Reward Offered In Frankford Shooting Death Of Mother, Unborn Baby

Investigators say a stray bullet hit the woman in the face from nearly a block away. Investigators think the gunman was aiming at a car passing by.

09/15/2014

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Regusters Convicted of Kidnapping, Molesting West Philadelphia Kindergartener

A Philadelphia jury has found Christina Regusters guilty of kidnapping a five-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class, molesting her, then leaving her in an Upper Darby playground.

09/12/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Deliberates West Philadelphia Kindergarten Kidnap-Rape Case

The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her kindergarten class by a woman impersonating her mother, then taken to a house and abused in unspeakable ways, causing horrific physical injuries.

09/11/2014

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