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Pennsylvania Crime

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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 04.07.2015 | 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
David A. Love

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 ...

Triple Murder Suspect Not Competent For Trial: Psychiatrist

AP | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of killing three people at a municipal meeting in northeastern Pennsylvania is not competent to stand trial, a...

Man Charged In 1991 Murder Of Colleague-Turned-Lover

AP | Posted 01.29.2015 | Crime

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say they have filed murder charges against the colleague-turned-lover of a Pennsylvania woman 23 years after she ...

Scary Clown Robs Pennsylvania Subway

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.07.2015 | Crime

There's nothing funny about this clown. Police in Pennsylvania are searching for a suspect who they say robbed a Subway restaurant on Saturday even...

Graphic Video Of Trooper Ambush Played At Suspect's Hearing

AP | BY MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 03.08.2015 | Crime

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a survivalist who called for revolution to stand trial on charges he fatally shot a Pennsylvania state...

Accused Pennsylvania Cop Killer Heads To Court

Associated Press | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A man who eluded police for 48 days after allegedly shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another is due in court for a...

Police Say Man 'Threatened To Kill Police' Before Attempting To Run Down Officers

Reuters | Victoria Cavaliere | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - Police in Pennsylvania shot and killed a man on Tuesday who tried to use his car to run over officers as they attempted to arrest him on c...

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DA: Husband's Ax Slaying Of Wife On Christmas Eve 'Chilling'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.29.2014 | Crime

A central Pennsylvania prosecutor says Christmas has been forever ruined for the children of a 34-year-old woman who was brutally killed by their fath...

State Trooper Wounded In Deadly Ambush Home For Holidays

Associated Press | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly September ambush outside his barracks is home for a holiday visit. Trooper A...

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Missing Nurse's Father: 'All We Have Is Questions And Despair'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime

The holiday season has turned into a nightmare for the family of a Pennsylvania nurse who disappeared under mysterious circumstances last week. "It...