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Pennsylvania Crime

Woman Charged In Girl's Abduction Rejects Deal

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.18.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury was chosen Monday to hear a graphic trial about a 5-year-old girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom, raped in a br...

Guilty But Mentally Ill Verdict In Sword Slayings

Associated Press | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been found guilty but mentally ill in the sword stabbing deaths of his parents and twin brother in suburban Philade...

David Lohr

Mother Of Two Found Dead in Park Was Strangled: Police

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.07.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Pennsylvania are trying to find the person responsible for the death of a married mother of two who was found slain in a popular Philad...

David Lohr

Alleged Kidnapping Victim Sent To Jail To Ensure That She Testifies

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

In an extraordinarily rare legal move, a Pennsylvania judge ordered an alleged kidnapping victim held behind bars to make sure she shows up at the sus...

Father Charged After Dresser Deaths Of Toddlers

Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a ...

Robbers Hit Gun Collector's Home, Steal 31 Firearms

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Crime

By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Robbers attacked an elderly gun collector in his western Pennsylvania home and escaped with an...

3-Year-Old Killed By Ice Cream Shop's Falling Security Door

AP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities on Sunday were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop, ki...

Elderly Fugitive Returned After 33 Years On The Run

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Crime

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27 (Reuters) - An elderly Pennsylvania fugitive, on the run for 33 years, is back in the state to...

Pennsylvania Ex-Prosecutor, Wife, Plead In Adoption Abuse Case

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor and his wife pleaded no contest on Monday to charges of endangering the welfare of two children they adop...

15-year-old Charged With Shooting Pregnant Teen

AP | Posted 06.10.2014 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police have charged a 15-year-old boy with shooting a pregnant Pennsylvania teenager last month, killing her fetus. Court papers ...

Man Nabbed In NY After Alleged 3-state Crime Spree

AP | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was arrested Friday near the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey and New York City after an alleged crime spree tha...

Pregnant Girl Shot In Doorway

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

DUQUESNE, Pa. (AP) — A pregnant 15-year-old girl who was shot after opening the door of her family's home and lost her fetus is expected to survive,...

Accused Craigslist Killer To Face Death Penalty

Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

A judge ruled Monday that prosecutors can pursue the death penalty in the trial of Miranda Barbour, a Pennsylvania woman charged along with her newlyw...

David Lohr

Child Struck During Police Chase Miraculously Escapes With Minor Injuries (WATCH)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.16.2014 | Crime

Delorean Wall says his daughter is lucky to be alive after a car fleeing from police hit a parked car and shoved it into her while she was playing out...

Fugitive In '81 Pennsylvania Death Nabbed In Texas

AP | MARC LEVY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.21.2014 | Crime

DALLAS (AP) — A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder...

Prep School Graduates Ran Drug Ring: Prosecutors

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.21.2014 | Crime

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Two prep school graduates sought to use their sports connections and business acumen to establish a monopoly on drug sales to hi...

David Lohr

Male Police Officer Dresses As Amish Woman To Catch Alleged Child Predator [PHOTO]

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime

Police officer Chad Adams dressed as an Amish woman for nearly two months earlier this year, in an attempt to catch a man who Amish families in Wester...

Steven Hoffer

20 People Injured In High School Stabbing

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.10.2014 | Crime

Emergency crews in Pennsylvania responded Wednesday morning to reports of multiple stabbings at a Westmoreland County high school. Authorities sai...

White Officers Falsely Arrested Black Teen: Jury

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three white officers accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of beating a black performing arts high school student falsely arre...

Addict Repeatedly Gives Heroin To Teen Sister To Teach How Bad It Is: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.28.2014 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man's alleged and ill-conceived attempt to keep his teenage sister off drugs has backfired in multiple ways. The brother is behind bars...

David Lohr

Pennsylvania Mom's Brutal Murder An Enduring Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

When David Hibbs exited the school bus on April 19, 1991, he was anxious to find his mom. It was a sunny Friday afternoon in Bristol Township, Pa. -- ...

Man Wearing 'Scream' Mask Tries To Kidnap Teen

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

A 14-year-old girl in Philadelphia got the shock of her life when a man wearing a mask right out of the "Scream" movies attempted to abduct her. Th...

Woman Attempted To Cut Off Husband's Penis With Box Cutter: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.19.2014 | Crime

A Pennsylvania woman is behind bars after allegedly attempting to cut off her husband's penis with a box cutter. Lisa Jones-Orock, 39, of Ellwood C...

Man Accused Of Killing Iowa Lawmaker's Sisters

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man charged with robbing and killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker turned himself in to Pittsburgh police Wednesday afte...

David Lohr

15-Year-Old Girl Charged As Adult In Fatal Stabbing Of 14-Year-Old Boy

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.20.2014 | Crime

A 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl was charged Thursday as an adult in the death of a 14-year-old boy. Amber Hellesten faces charges of murder, aggrav...