Children Strip-Searched At New Philadelphia Family CourthouseSources say the searches occurred individually and in small groups, and that the juveniles were asked to remove all their clothes, to squat, and to cough.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Phila. Family Court BuildingFour years and $200 million later, Philadelphia has a new family court building at 15th and Arch Streets.
Yearlong Backlog in Philadelphia Child Custody CasesPhiladelphia Family Court statistics show the backlog in child custody cases has been growing for the last three years.
Developer Describes Luxury Hotel For Old Philadelphia Family Court BuildingDeveloper Don Peebles said he will purchase the building from the city for $4.5 million and will spend another $85 million renovating it.
Prosecution of Teen Allegedly Caught in Philly Cop's Genital Squeeze Called UnfairThe mother of straight-A student Darrin Manning says her son was roughed up by police during a streetcorner patdown.
Psychologist Charged With Lewd Act In His Phila. Family Court OfficeThe DA's office says two students in the high school across the street saw Fergueson's behavior through his office window and the police were called.
Philadelphia Family Court Marks National Adoption Day With 18 FamiliesEighteen families got official approval of their adoptions at Philadelphia Family Court, which also organized a party for the kids.
Developer Finalists Chosen To Convert Old Family Court Building To Hotel"The old family court building on Logan Circle would make an ideal small hotel," says the mayor's commerce director, Alan Greenberger.
Final Roofbeam Is Raised For Philadelphia's New Family CourthouseAs the final steel beam was hoisted into place atop the 15-story, environmentally friendly building (complete with underground garage), officials were pleased to report that construction is proceeding on time.
Castille Hopes To Stay on Pa. Supreme Court Bench Until Mandatory RetirementPennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ronald Castille says he plans to seek "retention" by voters this fall for another ten years on the state Supreme Court -- even though, under current rules, he faces mandatory retirement just two years from now.
Philadelphia Law Firm Pays $4 Million To Settle Family Court Development DisputeThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chief justice says he has settled a lawsuit against a law firm that he claimed was double-dipping in the development of a new Family Court building in center city Philadelphia.
Woman Looking To Adopt Nieces Challenges City's Child Welfare SystemA Philadelphia woman is asking Family Court to award her custody of her nieces in a case that her advocates say shows the city is biased against poor women.
New Trial Date Set For Pre-Teen Charged In Violent Home Break-In in JuniataThe 10-year-old Philadelphia boy is accused in an alleged home invasion attack last month on a 51-year-old woman.
Judge Refuses House Arrest For 10-Year-Old Accused of Attacking NeighborFamily Court administrative judge Kevin Dougherty said the "protection of the community trumps his freedom," at least for now.
Attorney: DHS Places Children Of Tacony Basement Defendants Well Outside Of CityAn attorney says the children of two defendants in the so-called "basement of horrors" case have now been formally adjudicated dependent and they have been placed outside the city by the Department of Human Services.