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Published: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:31:27 GMT2016-10-28T05:31:27Z


Federal court asked to invalidate Pa. judge-retirement vote

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:31:27 GMT2016-10-28T05:31:27Z

Two former Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justices and a prominent Philadelphia lawyer are now asking a federal court to declare a ballot question about extending state judges' retirement age unconstitutional and any votes cast on it invalid.

Pa. lawmakers approve ban on naming officers in shootings

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:31:27 GMT2016-10-28T05:31:27Z

HARRISBURG - As cities nationwide grapple with fatal police shootings, many involving unarmed black men, Pennsylvania's legislature on Thursday passed and sent to Gov. Wolf a contentious measure that would block public officials from immediately releasing the names of officers involved in such incidents.

Changes by Pa. House could sink bill to replace towns' casino tax revenues

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:31:26 GMT2016-10-28T05:31:26Z

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania towns that depend on millions of dollars in casino taxes were plunged into new uncertainty Thursday when legislators failed to approve a plan to replace funding that will be stripped from them by a Supreme Court ruling last month.

Philly judge acquits DNC delegate, 74, accused of indecent assault

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:31:26 GMT2016-10-28T05:31:26Z

A Philadelphia Municipal Court judge on Thursday acquitted a Delaware County man accused of indecent assault of a fellow delegate during the Democratic National Convention.

Pa. about to liberate the six-pack

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:31:26 GMT2016-10-28T05:31:26Z

HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf says he will free the six-pack. In a statement Thursday morning, the Democratic governor said he intends to sign a bill passed by the legislature this week to allow beer distributors to sell six-packs, growlers, and even single cans.

Lawsuit: Stripper stabbed man for refusing dance

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:31:25 GMT2016-10-28T05:31:25Z

An Olney man's experience at a University City strip club went from titillating to terrifying when a stripper stabbed him in the neck because he refused her offer of a private dance, according to a lawsuit he filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

Collapse trial jury gets 2 weeks off; returns Nov. 15

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:31:21 GMT2016-10-27T05:31:21Z

Newspapers are out. So are television or radio news, the internet and social media. And don't even think of talking about it to your family, friends, or coworkers.

Retired Philly cop recalls the Blue Wall of Silence

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:43:54 GMT2016-10-26T09:43:54Z

Norman A. Carter Jr. says he was the type of cop who spoke up over the deafening blue silence during 25 years as a Philadelphia police officer.

One step toward easier six-packs

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:31:24 GMT2016-10-26T05:31:24Z

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation that would allow beer distributors to sell beer for off-site consumption in any amount - including six-packs and growlers.