Courts in Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania's state court system includes Magistrate District Judicial Courts, as well as Philadelphia Traffic Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Courts at its lowest level. Pennsylvania's trial courts are called Courts of Common Pleas, and these hear domestic relations, general civil, and juvenile cases in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Courts hear criminal, civil, and administrative agency appeals, and the Pennsylvania Superior Court also hears these types of appeals. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the highest court in the Pennsylvania court system. The Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System provides an online database where you can find out more about Pennsylvania court cases. This judiciary web portal can be found at and includes information including a public case calendar for the various courts, Pennsylvania court rules, and a Docket Sheet online database that can be searched by docket number and organization or party name. This database can also be searched by police report number to find information about police incidents in Pennsylvania. The website also includes an e-pay system, which you can use to pay Pennsylvania fines and costs online. For more information regarding the online services, see
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20, Feb 2015 - Matthew T. Mangino: Crime, intrigue and politics in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is in the midst of a constitutional crisis. Kathleen Kane, the state’s attorney general, is currently embroiled in an ever-widening scandal.
02, Feb 2015 - Lawyer fights $1M fine over banned testimony, mistrial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A single word of testimony at a medical-malpractice trial has cost a Pennsylvania lawyer a nearly $1 million fine she says threatens her home, her family and her small law firm.
26, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania state Supreme Court justice suspended over role in porn emails scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.
12, Oct 2014 - Dauphin, PA Two turnpike defendants could see charges dropped
HARRISBURG – Two of the remaining six defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission corruption case could see the charges against them dropped if a judge allows them to enter a diversion program.
12, Oct 2014 - Norristown council approves $495K court settlement with ACLU, resident
Norristown Council approved a $495,000 court settlement Tuesday that compensates the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania and a Norristown woman for the so-called “three strikes” ordinance that was repealed by council on Aug. 6.
12, Oct 2014 - Senator Pushing for Pennsylvania ‘Hate Crimes’ Law Comes Out of Closet: ‘I’m Gay and I Love
HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania senator that is pushing for the passage of a controversial homosexual hate crimes bill of concern to Christians came out of the closet this week in announcing himself as being “gay” and “lov[ing] it.” “Hundreds of people know I’m gay. I just never made an official declaration,” declared Sen. Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) on […]
12, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down Scranton’s Commuter Tax
A Pennsylvania state judge struck down a tax on commuters that Scranton imposed in an attempt to avoid becoming the first city since Detroit to file for bankruptcy.
12, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania man in 9/11 hoax should be released, judge recommends
Anthony Falco Jr accused of creating hoax that closed down Kansas City airport terminal in 2011 could go free without trial A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever standing trial, after a federal judge recommended the court allow the mentally ...
12, Oct 2014 - Pa. man pleads not guilty in W.Va. on gun charges
By Rusty Marks A Pennsylvania man who overturned an SUV loaded with chickens, explosives and illegal guns on Interstate 79 in Roane County in August has been indicted on a federal gun charge. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Seth Grim, 21, of Emmaus, Pennsylvania was arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. Goodwin said Grim pleaded not guilty to a charge of being an unlawful user ...
12, Oct 2014 - Northumberland, PA Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story
SUNBURY, Pa. - SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) — In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same ...
12, Oct 2014 - Dauphin, PA 2 turnpike defendants could see charges dropped
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two of the remaining six defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission corruption case could see the charges against them dropped if a judge allows them to enter a diversion program.
12, Oct 2014 - Centre, PA Woman blamed for her own rape
(CNN) — The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is blaming a former state prison clerk for her own rape, in response to a federal lawsuit the woman filed.
12, Oct 2014 - Cambria, PA Kane to decide whether to release state workers' racy e-mails
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane must decide whether to make public e-mails of current and former state employees - some sent over state-owned computers and accounts - that purportedly contain pornographic images, jokes, cartoons, and other private messages.
12, Oct 2014 - Boyertown, PA Pa. Boys: Fri. Pa. boys: La Salle holds off Judge
SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE La Salle 2, Father Judge 1: The Explorers remained undefeated in league play after beating Judge, the No. 7 team in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings. The hosts scored twice in the first half, including James Hughes' first tally of the season. The junior center back headed in Sean Clinton's cross from the left side. Senior Clint Ormsby had nine saves for La ...
12, Oct 2014 - Centre, PA State blames her for her own rape
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is blaming a former state prison clerk for her own rape, in response to a federal lawsuit the woman filed.
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