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Philadelphia judge grants new appeal to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

28 Dec 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Philadelphia judge has allowed convicted police-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to launch a new appeal, ruling that a former chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court should have recused himself from the inmate's previous appeals.

Chinese student accused of trying to poison U.S. college roommate

21 Dec 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Chinese student attending Lehigh University in Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with attempting to murder his roommate of four years with a component of rat poison he ordered online, prosecutors said. | Video

U.S. to deport Taiwan student who threatened to shoot up Pennsylvania school

20 Nov 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. U.S. immigration officials were preparing on Tuesday to deport a Taiwanese exchange student who pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to shoot up the Catholic high school he attended in suburban Philadelphia.

Former Pennsylvania mayor sentenced to 15 years for bribery

23 Oct 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A former mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years in prison for bribery and related crimes that prosecutors said he carried out to finance an abortive run for the U.S. Senate.

Pennsylvania law to make hazing punishable as felony

19 Oct 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign legislation on Friday raising the maximum penalty for fraternity hazing to a felony, carrying up to seven years in prison.

Bill Cosby, in cuffs, imprisoned for up to 10 years for sexual assault

26 Sep 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Bill Cosby was marched out of court in shackles on Tuesday after a judge branded him a "predator" and sentenced him to between three and 10 years in prison for sexual assault, capping the downfall of the once-beloved comedian known as "America's Dad." | Video

Cosby victim asks only for 'justice' at sentencing hearing

25 Sep 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. The woman whose complaint led to Bill Cosby's conviction for sexual assault called for justice in brief testimony on the first day of the comedian's two-day sentencing hearing on Monday, where prosecutors asked for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. | Video

Judge bars parade of Cosby accusers at sentencing hearing

21 Sep 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday denied a request by prosecutors to allow additional women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct to tell their stories at his sentencing hearing on a sexual assault conviction.

Indiana bishop cleared after sexual abuse investigation

13 Sep 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania prosecutor on Thursday cleared a Roman Catholic bishop who presides over an Indiana diocese of wrongdoing after questions arose about a relationship he had with a young man he counselled decades ago.

Indiana bishop under investigation in Harrisburg: DA

07 Sep 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Roman Catholic Bishop who serves a diocese in Indiana that includes Notre Dame University is under investigation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he formerly worked, a district attorney said on Thursday.

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