26, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspends one of its own in porn scandal
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court late on Monday suspended one of its own, Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, in connection with an email porn scandal and other allegations of misconduct. The court opinion cited a “compelling and immediate need” to protect the integrity of the judicial system and the administration of justice. Four justices voted in favor ...
26, Oct 2014 - Irish-born judge suspended in US porn scandal
The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court last night suspended one of its own, Justice Seamus P McCaffery, in connection with an email porn scandal and other allegations of misconduct.
26, Oct 2014 - State Supreme Court orders Justice McCaffery suspended without pay
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday effectively suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery of his judicial duties in connection with numerous allegations of possible judicial misconduct, topped off by allegedly exchanging sexually explicit emails.
25, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania mother jailed in abuse case allowed home with children
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman sentenced to jail for mistreating her adopted children will be allowed to go home six days a week to care for her biological children when she starts her sentence this month. Kristen and Douglas Barbour adopted two children from Ethiopia and within six months were arrested in 2012 for allegedly harming them. The 5-year-old boy was ...
25, Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, PA Deals to dismiss turnpike charges approved
And then there were four. Dauphin County Court Judge Richard A. Lewis on Tuesday approved the deals under which all charges could eventually be dismissed against two of the six defendants in the state Attorney General's Office's pay-to-play case involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
25, Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg police officer accused of theft makes deal with the state
After years of tracking down criminals to bring to court, Officer Jennie Jenkins finds herself going before a judge. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office said Jenkins took $7,000 from the Harrisburg Athletic Fund, which is a program that gives local kids the chance to play sports. She’s accused of submitting false time sheets that misrepresented […]
24, Oct 2014 - NCAA asks Pennsylvania court to end litigation over Penn State's Sandusky-related penalties
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The NCAA wants the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to end litigation over the 2012 consent decree with Penn State over the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
23, Oct 2014 - Scranton, PA Woman gets 10 to 20 years in death of disabled son
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison in the death of her 32-year-old son, who authorities said had Down syndrome and was severely neglected.
23, Oct 2014 - Disciplinary Board seeks to disbar ex-prosecutor
FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) — The attorney for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania wants a fired northwestern Pennsylvania prosecutor to be disbarred.
23, Oct 2014 - 2,447 Bottles of Wine on the Wall and State Plans to Dump Them All
Christina Turley's father, Larry, produces California wine from vines that date back to the late 1800s. Sought by collectors, several bottles may be dumped down a Philadelphia sink. Pennsylvania plans to destroy 2,447 bottles seized from Arthur Goldman, a Philadelphia-area lawyer who was charged this year with illegally reselling wine. While he has agreed to penalties, he's fighting the ...
23, Oct 2014 - No marriage, no divorce for Berks woman, appeals court rules
A Berks County woman is prevented from getting divorced because she can't prove she was legally married, Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled.
23, Oct 2014 - State attorney general will handle assault of Pittsburgh prosecutor
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office will prosecute a local restaurant owner accused of assaulting an Allegheny County homicide prosecutor over the weekend.
23, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania Legal World Grimaces as Email Scandal Inflames State
For Pennsylvania's legal world, the pornographic email scandal that prompted the suspension of a judge on the state's highest court has had a rubbernecking fascination: Not everybody agrees with the punishment, but lawyers and retired judges say it's hard to look away from the scabrous details.
23, Oct 2014 - Appeals court blocks planned Pa. cargo airport
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that blocks construction of a long-planned international cargo airport near the Pocono Mountains.
22, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice suspended over role in porn scandal
Justice Seamus McCaffery apologizes for sending sexually explicit emails but blasts chief justice for trying to destroy his career
22, Oct 2014 - Correction: Pennsylvania Employees-Porn story
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a story Oct. 20 about the suspension of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, The Associated Press attributed a statement to an attorney for McCaffery, Dion Rassias. The statement was distributed by Frank Keel, who said Tuesday he wrongly attributed the comments to Rassias due to miscommunication. Keel, who described himself as an unofficial media adviser ...
22, Oct 2014 - McCaffery ordered to turn in court-issued equipment
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday told Justice Seamus P. McCaffery to turn over computers and other court-issued equipment, and moved swiftly to cancel the Internet service it provides at McCaffery's Northeast Philadelphia home.
22, Oct 2014 - McCaffery suspension may pit king's power against will of the people
HARRISBURG — King's Bench power. It's a 12th-century legal authority the Legislature bestowed in 1722 on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, granting the court constitutional authority over legal and supervisory aspects of the court system in the British colony.
22, Oct 2014 - NCAA asks Pa. high court to end officials' suit over Penn State fine
The NCAA has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overrule a Commonwealth Court order to prepare for a trial on the validity of its agreement with Penn State on sanctions over the Jerry Sandusky sex- abuse scandal.
22, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Suspended Over Role In State Government Porn Scandal
The justices issued an order saying Justice Seamus McCaffery may not perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct Board, which investigates allegations of judicial misconduct.
12, Oct 2014 - Chambersburg, PA Hagerstown woman in court for charges related to multi-state high speed chase and crash
CHAMBERSBURG >> A Hagerstown, Maryland woman had a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges relating to a high-speed chase through Pennsylvania and Maryland that ended with a multi-vehicle crash.
12, Oct 2014 - Man convicted of setting ex-friend afire sentenced
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man convicted of setting a former friend on fire has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.
12, Oct 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Joan Orie Melvin sentenced stayed during appeal
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin won't be serving her house arrest sentence, or any other terms of her punishment, while she appeals her conviction on campaign corruption charges, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.
12, Oct 2014 - Porn-related emails turned over to top judge
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The attorney general's office on Friday provided Pennsylvania's chief justice with hundreds of emails after he sought any material that had pornographic content and related to any judge, a court system spokesman said.
12, Oct 2014 - Chambersburg, PA Gun owners learn about rights, responsibilities
State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Chambersburg, hands a microphone to attorney Matt Menges as he hosts a forum about gun rights in Pennsylvania during the Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall on Thursday.
12, Oct 2014 - Gettysburg, PA District Court for Oct. 7
District Justice Little The following cases were administered by Magisterial District Judge Tony Little: Douglas Lyle Tosten, 161 Company Farm Road, York Springs, paid $233 fine and costs for an unlawful devices and methods charge filed by Pennsylvania Game Commission.
12, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania Man Arrested For Speeding And Possession of Marijuana
A Pennsylvania man was arrested for allegedly driving over 100 miles per hour on interstate 81. Authorities say 20 year old Jason Holleran of New Milford was driving 103 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone in Kirkwood when he was pulled over Tuesday. Police say Holleran was also in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was issued a ticket and is due back in court on October 7th.
11, Oct 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA Former justice Joan Orie Melvin to appeal conviction to state Supreme Court
Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is appealing her theft of services and conspiracy conviction to her onetime colleagues, who suspended her from ...
10, Oct 2014 - Centre County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing a Child
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Bellefonte, Centre County - Phillip D. Colton, 58, of Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today before the Honorable Bradley P. Lunsford, Centre County Court of Common Pleas, to 30 – 60 years in a State Correctional Institution. He was also ordered to have absolutely no contact with children under 18. Colton was previously found ...