Crime


Joanne G. Van Saun (Office of Attorney General via AP)
Former Luzerne County Child Welfare Head Pleads Guilty in Backlog Case

The case involves reports of children who came to school hungry, a child burned in the face when their mother threw a cigarette out a car window, an adult telling children to kill themselves, and a 100-pound child still using a diaper.

Jeffrey Lynn Thomas
Somerset County District Attorney Charged With Violently Raping Woman in Her Home

Jeffrey Lynn Thomas, 36, was accused of attacking the woman in her home Saturday. He was charged with rape, indecent and simple assault, strangulation, and criminal trespassing.

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, domestic terrorists try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
2 Pennsylvania Men Charged in January Attack on US Capitol

Marshall Neefe, 25, of Newville, and Charles Bradford "Brad" Smith, 25, of Shippensburg, both face felony charges over their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.

Then-state Rep. Margo Davidson during a debate on the 2019-20 budget. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
Democratic State Rep. Margo Davidson Charged With Theft, Resigns

Davidson said she will pay $6,900 in restitution.

Comedian Bill Cosby, center, and spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, right, approach members of the media gathered outside Cosby's home in Elkins Park, Pa., Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his sex assault conviction. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Women’s Advocacy Groups Shocked and Outraged by Cosby Verdict

Women’s advocates were outraged and disheartened by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision this week to overturn Bill Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault charges.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown, Pa. Pennsylvania’s highest court has overturned comedian Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction. The court said Wednesday that they found an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
PA Supreme Court Overturns Cosby Conviction

Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.

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.