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Pennsylvania Crime

Man Found Guilty Of Killing, Then Sexually Abusing Stepdaughter

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.13.2015 | Crime

A jury on Friday convicted a Pennsylvania man of murder for killing his stepdaughter and having sex with her corpse. According to area publication&nb...

DA Wants To Bar Psychologist's Testimony In Necrophilia Slaying

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.25.2015 | Crime

A district attorney is trying to bar an insanity defense for a Pennsylvania man who is accused of killing his stepdaughter and having sex with her co...

Pennsylvania Woman Believed Dead Found Alive After 42 Years

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 10.15.2015 | Crime

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Woman Finds Intruder Taking Shower, Doing Laundry

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 08.24.2015 | Weird News

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a woman found an intruder taking a shower and doing his laundry at her home when she woke up. Tro...

Teen Charged In Vicious Attack After 5-Year-old Found Unconscious

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

A 15-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a five-year-old girl who was beaten and left for d...

Jail Time For Woman Who Left 'Bone Weight' Pit Bull For Dead

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.17.2015 | Crime

Angelique Miles, the former owner of Rocky, an emaciated pit bull puppy who was caged and left for dead in a damp Pennsylvania basement, pleaded guil...

Police: Passed Out Dad Put Drugs In 2-Year-Old's Cereal

AP | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.21.2015 | Crime

HELLERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he put prescription anti-anxiety medicine in his 2-year-old ...

Undercover Video Of Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Bestiality

Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 07.14.2015 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested by undercover deputies in Arizona after traveling across the country to have sex with a horse, a sheriff's spokes...

School Stabbing Victims Urge Judge To 'Fix Evil' By Trying Classmate As Adult

Reuters | Elizabeth Daley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Crime

Some of the 21 people stabbed at a western Pennsylvania high school testified on Monday about their horrific wounds, urging a judge to "fix evil" by t...

Teacher Accused Of IDing Student In Sex Case To Face Trial

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A high school teacher charged with intimidating a student by pointing her out to classmates as the person who accused his co-worke...

Shooting Reported At Pennsylvania Shopping Plaza

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.12.2015 | Crime

Pennsylvania police are searching for an active shooter at a shopping plaza in Rostraver Township after he shot and killed one person on Monday mornin...

Lawyer For Accused Cop Killer Seeks Change Of Venue (READ THE MOTION)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.02.2015 | Crime

Pointing to the district attorney's campaign materials and the considerable publicity surrounding the case, the attorney for accused cop killer Eric F...

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Angelique Miles, Owner Of Horrifically Emaciated Pit Bull Puppy, Charged With Animal Cruelty (GRAPHIC IMAGES) | David Lohr | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Pennsylvania have made an arrest in the case of Rocky, the emaciated pit bull puppy recently seized from an Erie residence. Rocky's ...

Mom Locked 4 Kids In Basement 13½ Hours: Police

AP | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia mother is facing charges after authorities allege that she locked her four children in the basement for more than...

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'MIRACLE' DOG: Horrifically Emaciated Puppy Survives Against All Odds (GRAPHIC IMAGES) | David Lohr | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

An emaciated pit bull puppy, caged and left for dead in a damp Pennsylvania basement, is alive against all odds after a non-profit animal welfare orga...

Death Penalty Sought For Man Accused Of Killing 6 In Fire

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2015 | Crime

By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH, April 7 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of intenti...

Jimmy Dennis: A System Not Designed for Innocence

David A. Love | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices
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Jimmy Dennis' case reveals a great deal about a hopelessly broken system that administers the law, but does not necessarily dispense justice.

Woman Accused Of Murdering Police Officer Boyfriend

AP | Posted 03.31.2015 | Crime

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his Philadelphia-area home. Autho...

SUGAR RUSH: Pizza Shop Burglar Steals 100 Candy Bars, Cookies

AP | Posted 03.30.2015 | Weird News

State police in northwestern Pennsylvania are looking for a burglar who just may have some cavities — or, at least, a sweet tooth. Troopers from ...

Mom To Murderer: You're 'Going Straight To Hell'

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 03.27.2015 | Crime

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, after ...

Judge Rules Triple Killer Intellectually Disabled, Not Eligible For Death Penalty

AP | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of the 2002 slayings of a Pennsylvania couple and their pregnant 17-year-old daughter has an intellectual disa...

Penn. Cop Charged With Killing Unarmed Driver Lying Facedown

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed mo...

44 Years For Man Who Fatally Stabbed K-9

AP | Posted 03.10.2015 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man whose fatal stabbing of a K-9 prompted Pennsylvania lawmakers to stiffen the penalty for harming police animals has been sen...

Murder Suspect's Daughter Testifies Against Him In Court

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rachel Pedroso had not seen her father since a bloody night at a crowded restaurant in 1992 until she swiveled Wednesday in a Ph...

Ohio Police Chief's Brother Killed; Girlfriend Shoots Self

AP | Posted 04.26.2015 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Authorities say the brother of Cleveland's police chief has been killed and the girlfriend suspected in his death shot herself when ...