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Judge in “Kids for Cash” Scheme Sentenced to 28 Years

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Back in February, former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was convicted of racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion in what was arguably the most grotesque misuse of power the state of Pennsylvania has ever seen. Dubbed “Kids for Cash,” Judge Ciavarella Jr. apparently struck a back room deal Continue reading »

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Shooting Season Begins in Philadelphia

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Last week was one of the warmest, most pleasant weeks of the year. Unfortunately, it was also one of the most violent. All corners of the city saw shootings and stabbings, which has raised much concern as summer approaches. Whatever the connection is between warm weather and violence, one thing remains clear: Continue reading »

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Philly’s Elementary Schools Could Get Metal Detectors

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Ever since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, gun control has been growing concern for nearly every school in America. And now even some of Philly’s elementary schools are beginning to weigh the possible benefits of increased security. When a seven-year-old boy brought a gun into John Reynolds Elementary School in North Continue reading »

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PA Police Find Ban on Texting While Driving Hard to Enforce

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Many of us have been guilty of texting while driving at some point in our lives. (Even bus drivers are guilty of it.) But despite PA’s new ban on texting while behind the wheel, the number of citations given out by police is not as staggering as you might think. Continue reading »

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26 Horses Rescued from Hershey “Hell-Hole”

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Turns out North Philly and Hershey, PA actually have one thing in common: Both are home to serial horse-abusers. In a raid that occurred on Friday, 26 horses were seized from a filthy farm in Harrisburg, PA, which was described as a “hell-hole” by Amy Kaunas, executive director of the Continue reading »

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Traffic Court Judges May Pay for Alleged Corruption

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Though alleged fraud and political interference is nothing new to the Philadelphia Traffic Court, the extent of the corruption was not known until last year, when the FBI stepped in and began investigating. Of the seven judges who were active at the time, only two remain on the bench (Michael Continue reading »

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FOP President Calls Charges Against Punch-Happy Officer “Insane”

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It seems that internet justice will prevail in the case against Lt. Jonathan Josey, the police officer who was caught on camera brutally punching a woman during the Puerto Rican Day Parade–and Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby is not too happy about it. The incident occurred on September 30th, Continue reading »

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