Matthew Teague

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The Trials of Tony Luke

Tony Luke Jr. is grieving for his son — and simultaneously battling his own father and brother in court.

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Last May, Philadelphians were stunned when police officer Stephen Liczbinski was shot in cold blood during an altercation with robbers.

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The city has long been held economic hostage by trade unions that overcharge for everything from building skyscrapers to screwing in light bulbs at the Convention Center. Can a reform-minded mayor and a surprisingly feisty City Council stop them?

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Two summers ago, Ed Rendell and Vince Fumo pushed through a bill virtually ensuring that the favorite slots parlors of the usual Philadelphia insiders would come to town. Never mind whether we wanted them — or what gambling might do to the city

Gaming the System

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When five Amish schoolgirls were murdered in October 2006, the picture that emerged of their isolated community showed us everything except how they really felt.

When five Amish schoolgirls were murdered at the West Nickel Mines School in October 2006, the picture that emerged of their isolated community showed us everything except how they really felt.

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Prisoner advocate Jim McCloskey couldn’t stop the execution of convicted murderer Roger Coleman. But he kept trying to prove Coleman’s innocence — and the result may profoundly change death-penalty politics

The Betrayal

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Long before the shooting started, a Montgomery County community saw it coming: a driven sports family headed for disaster. So why didn’t anybody try to stop it?

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Everything you need to know about the spectacular rise and stunning fall of Terrell Owens can be found in a single place: the Alabama town where he was born

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Two University of Pennsylvania scientists have invented machines that can look into your brain and know when you’re lying. The implications are extraordinary — and pretty scary

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The Jock and the Madman

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Feature: Abner Comes Home