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Jury clears Pennsylvania police officer of murder in Antwon Rose shooting

Mar 22 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pittsburgh jury on Friday unanimously found that a white police officer did not commit murder when he fatally shot black teenager Antwon Rose, an incident that sparked protests and fueled a debate about racial bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.

Pennsylvania prosecutor focuses on officer's motive in murder trial

Mar 19 2019

PITTSBURGH, Pa. A Pennsylvania prosecutor on Tuesday urged jurors in the racially-charged trial of a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose in June 2018 to focus on what motivated him to pull the trigger.

Pennsylvania teen found alive after five family members murdered

Feb 26 2019

NEW YORK A teen whose mother and twin 9-year-old sisters were among five family members killed in their Pennsylvania home was staying at a friend's house at the time of the murders and is safe, officials said on Tuesday. | Video

Sandusky to be resentenced on child sex conviction

Feb 05 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania court on Friday ordered former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky to be resentenced for his child sex abuse conviction, saying the mandatory minimum sentence of 30-60 years had become illegal since the trial judge imposed it.

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

Dec 28 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

Dec 21 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

Nov 20 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

Oct 23 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

Oct 19 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

Sep 26 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

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