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Former Pennsylvania mayor sentenced to 15 years for bribery

24 Oct 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A former mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years in prison for bribery and related crimes that prosecutors said he carried out to finance an abortive run for the U.S. Senate.

Pennsylvania law to make hazing punishable as felony

19 Oct 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign legislation on Friday raising the maximum penalty for fraternity hazing to a felony, carrying up to seven years in prison.

Bill Cosby, in cuffs, imprisoned for up to 10 years for sexual assault

26 Sep 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Bill Cosby was marched out of court in shackles on Tuesday after a judge branded him a "predator" and sentenced him to between three and 10 years in prison for sexual assault, capping the downfall of the once-beloved comedian known as "America's Dad." | Video

Cosby victim asks only for 'justice' at sentencing hearing

25 Sep 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. The woman whose complaint led to Bill Cosby's conviction for sexual assault called for justice in brief testimony on the first day of the comedian's two-day sentencing hearing on Monday, where prosecutors asked for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. | Video

Judge bars parade of Cosby accusers at sentencing hearing

21 Sep 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday denied a request by prosecutors to allow additional women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct to tell their stories at his sentencing hearing on a sexual assault conviction.

Indiana bishop cleared after sexual abuse investigation

14 Sep 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania prosecutor on Thursday cleared a Roman Catholic bishop who presides over an Indiana diocese of wrongdoing after questions arose about a relationship he had with a young man he counseled decades ago.

Indiana bishop under investigation in Harrisburg: DA

07 Sep 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Roman Catholic Bishop who serves a diocese in Indiana that includes Notre Dame University is under investigation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he formerly worked, a district attorney said on Thursday.

Pennsylvania priest charged with groping 17-year-old girl: district attorney

22 Aug 2018

ALLENTOWN, Pa. A Catholic priest who prosecutors said groped a 17-year-old girl from his Allentown, Pennsylvania, parish was arrested on Tuesday and charged with assault and corruption of a minor, authorities said.

Pennsylvania report details decades of sexual abuse by priests

15 Aug 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponization of faith" and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday. | Video

Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status

16 Jun 2018

SCRANTON, Pa. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one that limits its cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

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