Crime


Joshua Macias and Antonio LaMotta
Antonio LaMotta, Joshua Macias Ask Judge to Drop Charges

PHILADELPHIA-Joshua Macias and Antonio LaMotta didn’t actually do anything on Nov. 5, their attorneys said. Speaking during a virtual court hearing Thursday, the attorneys argued Philadelphia officials should drop all charges against their clients.

A woman holds an iPhone that shows a list of spam calls
COVID-Related Scams Are Spreading Fast. Here’s What to Watch Out For

Since January 2020, Pennsylvania consumers filed almost 14,000 COVID-related complaints and victims lost $21.8 million. The median loss was $444.

Kenelm Shirk III
Feds: Lebanon County Lawyer Threatened to Kill Senate Democrats

A Pennsylvania lawyer threatened to kill Democrats in the US Senate and was on his way to Washington, D.C., with firearms and a “large amount of ammunition” when he was stopped by state police.

The criminal complaint issued against Rachel Marie Powell included these images of a woman in a pink hat at the Capitol on Jan. 6
Feds Charge Mom of Eight, Saying She Was the Woman in Pink Hat Who Stormed the Capitol

A Pennsylvania woman was charged with helping to storm the U.S. Capitol, with federal authorities saying she is the person in a pink hat shown in video directing others through a bullhorn.

In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa. A proposed constitutional amendment allowing lawsuits for otherwise outdated child sexual abuse claims was not advertised as required, delaying the required voter referendum for at least two years. The Department of State issued a news release Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, calling it “simple human error” and apologized. As a result, Boockvar is leaving her job, and the inspector general will be looking into the matter. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Secretary of State to Leave After Agency Bungles Ballot Referendum for Child Sex Victims

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar will leave her post after an error will delay a proposed Pennsylvania state constitutional amendment for two years.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington. Far-right social media users for weeks openly hinted in widely shared posts that chaos would erupt at the U.S. Capitol while Congress convened to certify the election results. Jason Moorehead says he was at the rally, but never went to the Capitol, where the violence occurred. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Allentown Teacher Fights Suspension Over DC Protest

Jason Moorehead was suspended for attending the rally on Jan. 6. He says he did not go to the Capitol when it was attacked.

Joshua Macias and Antonio LaMotta
Virginia Men Who Planned Attack on Philly Vote-Counting Site Back in Jail After Capitol Rally Attendance

A judge increased the $750,000 bail previously set for both men.