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Pennsylvania man charged with posting online hate messages

12 Apr 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania man has been charged by federal prosecutors with posting online hate messages and threats, including a digitally created image that appeared to show himself pointing an AR-15 rifle at a congregation of Jewish men.

Man gets death sentence for rape, murder of 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl

28 Mar 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A jury in suburban Philadelphia sentenced a man to death by lethal injection on Thursday for the rape, murder, and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl who had lived with him and his girlfriend, the teenager's adoptive mother, authorities said.

Jury clears Pennsylvania police officer of murder in Antwon Rose shooting

23 Mar 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pittsburgh jury on Friday unanimously found that a white police officer did not commit murder when he fatally shot black teenager Antwon Rose, an incident that sparked protests and fueled a debate about racial bias in the U.S. criminal justice system. | Video

Pennsylvania prosecutor focuses on officer's motive in murder trial

20 Mar 2019

PITTSBURGH, Pa. A Pennsylvania prosecutor on Tuesday urged jurors in the racially-charged trial of a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose in June 2018 to focus on what motivated him to pull the trigger.

Pennsylvania teen found alive after five family members murdered

27 Feb 2019

NEW YORK A teen whose mother and twin 9-year-old sisters were among five family members killed in their Pennsylvania home was staying at a friend's house at the time of the murders and is safe, officials said on Tuesday.

Sandusky to be resentenced on child sex conviction

06 Feb 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania court on Friday ordered former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky to be resentenced for his child sex abuse conviction, saying the mandatory minimum sentence of 30-60 years had become illegal since the trial judge imposed it.

Philadelphia judge grants new appeal to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

29 Dec 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Philadelphia judge has allowed convicted police-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to launch a new appeal, ruling that a former chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court should have recused himself from the inmate's previous appeals.

Chinese student accused of trying to poison U.S. college roommate

22 Dec 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Chinese student attending Lehigh University in Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with attempting to murder his roommate of four years with a component of rat poison he ordered online, prosecutors said. | Video

U.S. to deport Taiwan student who threatened to shoot up Pennsylvania school

21 Nov 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. U.S. immigration officials were preparing on Tuesday to deport a Taiwanese exchange student who pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to shoot up the Catholic high school he attended in suburban Philadelphia.

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.

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