Source: Judge won’t vacate AK-47 gunman’s plea deal, but will give victim a hearing date

The judge said in court Wednesday that he could not vacate a plea deal and sentence that had been negotiated by District Attorney Larry Krasner's office for a gunman who had shot and critically wounded a beer deli owner with an AK-47 rifle, according to a source who was in the courtroom.

Busted: $8-million-a-week drug ring run out of Bucks County home

“This is as normal a residential community, 9 to 5, sleepy, bedroom community as you will find anywhere in the country,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said, “and this was going on right in the middle of it.”

Busted: $8-million-a-week drug ring run out of Bucks County home

“This is as normal a residential community, 9 to 5, sleepy, bedroom community as you will find anywhere in the country,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said, “and this was going on right in the middle of it.”

Pa. officials spent 8 years developing an algorithm for sentencing. Now, lawmakers want to scrap it.

The commission’s previous draft, published in April, was derided as amplifying racial biases that already exist within the criminal justice system.

Pa. officials spent 8 years developing an algorithm for sentencing. Now, lawmakers want to scrap it.

The commission’s previous draft, published in April, was derided as amplifying racial biases that already exist within the criminal justice system.

Ventnor firefighter latest to plead guilty in vast prescription fraud scheme

Corey Sutor, a Ventnor firefighter, is the 23rd person to plead guilty in a vast prescription drug scheme at the shore.

Ventnor firefighter latest to plead guilty in vast prescription fraud scheme

Corey Sutor, a Ventnor firefighter, is the 23rd person to plead guilty in a vast prescription drug scheme at the shore.
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200 elderly lifers got out of prison en masse. Here’s what happened next.

The Ungers, as they’re called, have clocked a recidivism rate of just 3 percent, according to a study from Justice Policy Institute. The state’s averted costs are estimated at close to $1 million per individual released.

Chester County man charged strip clubs and porn to ex-wife’s accounts, authorities said

Joshua Janis racked up large credit card bills, spending thousands of dollars on strip club visits, pornography, and a woman with whom he was having an extra-marital affair. But all those expenses were being billed to his ex-wife, authorities said.

The man in charge of Pa.’s commutation system says it’s broken. Can it be fixed?

"It’s rare, I guess, to hear people in politics and elective office say we need to get people in politics and elective office out of the process as much as possible, but that’s what I’m advocating."

Pa. man arrested in Mexico with teen sentenced to 2½ to 5 years

A Pennsylvania man who frequently checked a teenager out of school without her mother's knowledge and fled to Mexico with her has been sentenced to 2½ to five years in prison

Man facing retrial in officer shooting offered plea deal

A man whose conviction in the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer was overturned has 10 days to decide whether to take a plea deal or face retrial

Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend, stepsister

A man has pleaded guilty to killing a former girlfriend and her stepsister in a New Jersey home almost a year ago

Man accused of plotting large-scale attack at Ohio synagogue

Federal authorities say they've arrested two people in Ohio involved in planning separate attacks, including one who wanted to carry out a shooting at a synagogue.

Police identify North Wildwood man as victim shot last week by Philly cop in Port Richmond

Police said Justin Smith, of the 300 block of East 11th Avenue, was shot by Officer Curt McKee after Smith ran into a stranger’s home on the 3500 block of Belgrade Street, then moved toward McKee with a knife.

Man crashes car during pursuit, barricades himself in NJ home

A man who barricaded himself inside a home after he crashed a car while being pursued by police has been taken into custody

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Innocent — and stuck in prison for life?

Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Kathryn Streeter-Lewis says she cannot resentence those with innocent claims. Meanwhile, federal judges can't process those petitions while state-level proceedings are incomplete.

Pa. man convicted of serial rape, holding women as ‘sex slaves’

A jury has convicted a Pennsylvania man of serial rape and human trafficking charges that could put him in prison for life.

Johnny Bobbitt appears in N.J. court via video to face charges in GoFundMe scam

Bobbitt was extradited from Philadelphia to New Jersey to face charges.

As Ardmore model’s murder case grinds on, alleged robber finally caught

Jonathan Harris and Andre Melton are both tied to Christina Carlin-Kraft.

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