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Contractor Convicted in Building Collapse Case

This post has been updated to include quotes from District Attorney Seth Williams, Nancy Winkler and Jay Bryan, and Robert J. Mongeluzzi. The Common Pleas […]

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No Jail for Gay Bashers?

Two of the people connected to the brutal assault against two gay men in Center City just accepted plea deals where they won’t serve any […]


Ex-Penn Researcher Gets Year in Prison for Stealing Cancer Research Funds

Former Penn doctor Steven W. Johnson has been sentenced to a year and one day in prison for stealing from a federal government project that […]


Guilty Plea in Brazen Germantown Kidnapping

The man who grabbed Carlesha Freeland-Gaither off a Germantown street won’t be getting out anytime soon. Delvin Barnes, 37, pleaded guilty today to kidnapping Freeland-Gaither […]

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Man Deported to China in Test-Taking Scandal

After an attempt to cheat his way into the graduate schools of top universities — including Penn and others in the Ivy League — Biyuan Li has […]


Pennsylvania Court: State Workers Can Delete Emails

A Commonwealth Court panel ruled today that state workers may delete emails in their inboxes at their discretion. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, joined with other news […]

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Wal-Mart Settles With Tracy Morgan in Car Crash Case

It’s been a long road to recovery for 30 Rock alum Tracy Morgan, who was severely injured when a Wal-Mart truck slammed into his car on […]

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Lesbian Judge Abbe Fletman Wins Court of Common Pleas Race

Democrat Abbe Fletman, an open lesbian, was one of 12 candidates to win her race for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas during Philadelphia’s primary […]

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Openly Gay Candidate Chris Mallios Wins Court of Common Pleas Race

Democrat Chris Mallios, an openly gay man, was one of 12 candidates to win his race for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas during […]

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Medical Malpractice Suits Down in Pennsylvania

  Fourteen years ago, Pennsylvania started tracking the number of medical malpractice case filings, and now comes good news: the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts reports […]

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D.A. Moves to Revoke Lynn’s Bail

As expected, prosecutors have moved to revoke bail for Monsignor William Lynn following Monday’s reinstatement of his child endangerment conviction by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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Is It Neglectful to Leave Your Kid in a Car for 5 Minutes?

Say you you’re running errands and you need to stop into a store for five minutes to grab an item. Leave your kid in the […]


Judge Declines to Approve Sale of Revel to Glenn Straub

You’re not going to believe this. No, wait, you probably will. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gloria M. Burns today did not approve the sale of the […]

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Judge: SEPTA Must Run Ads Comparing Muslims to Hitler

A federal judge has ruled that SEPTA must run anti-Islam ads that compare Muslims to Hitler. Last year, we told you about the American Freedom […]


The Brief: Doug Oliver Doubles Down on Being Vague

Last night, I interviewed long-shot mayoral candidate Doug Oliver at Venturef0rth as part of Citified’s new Candidate Conversations series. Going into the Q&A, my big question was: […]