Crime


Comedian Bill Cosby, center, and spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, right, approach members of the media gathered outside Cosby's home in Elkins Park, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his sex assault conviction. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
US Supreme Court Won’t Review Decision That Freed Bill Cosby

The decision is “unfortunate outcome for everyone, especially sexual assault survivors," Cosby's accuser said.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. People charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol left behind a trove of videos and messages that have helped federal authorities build cases. In nearly half of the more than 200 federal cases stemming from the attack, authorities have cited evidence that an insurrectionist appeared to have been inspired by conspiracy theories or extremist ideologies, according to an Associated Press review of court records. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
66 Pennsylvanians Couldn’t Help Topple Democracy: The Capitol Insurrection, One Year Later

Democracy didn’t die in Washington, DC last Jan. 6, despite the efforts of the 66 Pennsylvanians who have been arrested for their role in the deadly attack on the US Capitol.

Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. Scanlon was carjacked at gunpoint by two men in a south Philadelphia park but wasn’t injured, police and her office said. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File)
5 Teenagers Charged in Armed Carjacking of US Rep. Scanlon

Scanlon and a staffer who accompanied her were unharmed.

Cambria County Courthouse in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)
Police: 2 Teens Arrested Might Have Planned School Shooting

A 17-year-old Conemaugh Township youth and a 16-year-old Upper Yoder Township youth were charged in Cambria County with conspiracy to commit terrorism and aggravated assault.

The scene on the 6100 block of Locust Street in Philadelphia, Oct. 26, 2020, after police officers fatally shot a 27-year-old man during a confrontation. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Justices Take Up Pennsylvania’s Deadly Force Rules for Cops

Current law says police officers attempting to arrest someone can use deadly force in order to prevent death or serious injury to themselves or others.

Then-state Rep. Margo Davidson during a debate on the 2019-20 budget. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
Ex-Delaware County Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Double-Dipping Reimbursements Case

The attorney general's office accused Margo Davidson, a Democrat, of getting reimbursed for hotel stays, parking, tolls and gas by both her campaign and by the House from 2015 to 2019, and for putting in for reimbursements for hotel stays that never actually occurred.

Jeffrey Lynn Thomas
Somerset County Prosecutor Accused of Sexual Assault Loses Pay Under New Law

ffrey Lynn Thomas, who faces charges that include sexual assault and false imprisonment, will no longer collect his $185,000 salary.