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

Prosecution Rests In Kindergarten Kidnapping Case

The prosecution has rested and the defense has begun with a single character witness in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl taken from her West Philadelphia school in January of 2013.

09/09/2014

(A law enforcement official points to surveillance photo of a woman dressed in a burka picking up a kindergarten student who was sexually assaulted a short time later.  File photo)

Girl Abducted From West Philadelphia School Testifies

Taking the stand in a Justice Center courtroom, a seven-year-old girl testified face to face against her alleged attacker, accused of abducting her from a West Philadelphia elementary classroom in January, 2013, holding her captive, blindfolded under a bed for 19 hours, before she was released wearing only a t-shirt in the freezing darkness.

08/27/2014

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Judge Sets January Trial In Suit Over Penn State Fine

A lawsuit by a state senator and the state treasurer over the NCAA’s $60 million fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal could go to trial early next year.

06/05/2014

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Homeless Man To Stand Trial In Stabbing Of Another Homeless Man In Dispute Over $5 Bill

A homeless man has been ordered to stand trial on attempted homicide and other charges for allegedly stabbing another homeless man in a dispute over a $5 bill.

05/20/2014

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15-Year-Old Girl Ordered To Trial For Killing 14-Year-Old Boy

A 14-year-old boy is dead, and a 15-year-old girl is ordered to stand for trial on reduced charges in a case just full of tragedy for both teens and their families.

04/22/2014

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Trial Underway For Philadelphia Man Charged With Human Trafficking

KYW’s Tony Hanson reports the defendant, from Philadelphia, allegedly used force and threats to control his prostitutes, including a girl who was just 16-years-old at the time.

04/16/2014

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3 Ordered To Stand Trial in Connection With Northeast Philadelphia Brawl

KYW’s Tony Hanson reports a woman and two men, one 17, have been ordered held for trial based on the testimony.

04/11/2014

(Jerry Sandusky testifies via video link from prison, where he is serving a long term for sexual abuse of children.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. High Court Won’t Hear Sandusky Appeal

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation conviction will not be reviewed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, under an order issued Wednesday.

04/02/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  March 2014 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Judge Sends State Senator Charges To Trial

District Judge John Kessler ruled Wednesday that prosecutors had provided sufficient evidence to support charges that Sen. Leanna Washington used her legislative staff for eight years to organize an annual “birthday party” political fundraiser on taxpayer time and using taxpayer resources.

03/26/2014

20 Feb 1996: Richard Dumas of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during a game against the Orlando Magic played at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Magic won the game, 123-104. Mandatory Credit: ALLSPORT USA /Allsport

April 7th Trial Set For Former Sixers ‘Star’ Dumas

An April 7 trial has been scheduled for former Sixers player Richard Dumas on charges that he stole merchandise from Luke Air Force Base’s exchange store.

03/11/2014

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2 Men To Face Death Penalty For Allegedly Slaying Pa. Woman

Two men charged with stabbing a Pennsylvania woman and burning her alive will face the death penalty if they’re found guilty at trial.

03/05/2014

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Trial Begins For NJ Man And Former NY School Librarian Allegedly Involved In Kidnap, Rape, Kill Plot

A federal prosecutor says a New Jersey man and a former Manhattan school librarian conspired to kidnap, rape and kill women and children.

02/27/2014

Suspect Raghunandan Yandamuri (credit: Upper Merion Police Department)

Lawyers For Upper Merion Man Accused Of Murdering Baby, Grandmother Want To Keep Key Evidence Away From Jury

Defense attorney Steve Heckman argues the statements and confessions that his client Raghu Yandamuri gave to detectives were obtained in violation of his rights.

01/31/2014

(Carlos Rivera and Carmen Ramirez.  Phila PD photos)

Philadelphia Couple Ordered To Stand Trial For Allegedly Starving Toddler

A judge has ordered a Philadelphia man and woman to stand trial in the starvation of their disabled toddler, saying the girl looked “like an Auschwitz child” when she died.

01/09/2014

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Philadelphia Teen Pleads Guilty To Witness Intimidation Via Social Media

A 17-year-old Philadelphia boy charged with witness intimidation and making terrorist threats by way of Twitter pleaded guilty Wednesday in family court.

12/04/2013

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