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, Oct 2014 - Trombetta back in court over secret recordings
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School founder and Aliquippa native Nick Trombetta returns Monday to federal court in Pittsburgh arguing that evidence in his criminal case should be tossed because agents r
20, Oct 2014 - Indiana, PA Trial set for 2nd walking trial slaying defendant
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin for a western Pennsylvania man charged with his alleged part in the drug-related killing of a man on a walking trail last year.
20, Oct 2014 - State studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents
Three widely cited state studies of air emissions at Marcellus Shale gas development sites in Pennsylvania omit measurements of key air toxics and calculate the health risks of just two of more than two dozen pollutants.
20, Oct 2014 - Pa. Legislature may tackle mandatory retirement age for judges
EBENSBURG - The issue of the mandatory retirement age for Pennsylvania judges at all levels is back, and could be before the state Legislature in January.
20, Oct 2014 - Ex-guard pleads to sex trafficking with inmate
PITTSBURGH – A former state prison guard faces a 10-year federal prison sentence after pleading guilty Wednesday to forcing a 17-year-old boy into prostitution with the help of her boyfriend, whom she met when he was an inmate at the western Pennsylvania prison where she worked.
20, Oct 2014 - Indiana, PA Jury selection begins in walking trail slaying
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – Jury selection has begun for a western Pennsylvania man charged with his alleged part in the drug-related killing of a man on a walking trail last year. Twenty-four-year-old Christopher Salsgiver is charged with criminal homicide, robbery and other crimes in the June 2013 death of 46-year-old James Alexander. ...
20, 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 ...
20, Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg Personal Injury Attorney Edward E. Knauss, IV Achieves Recertification in Civil Trial La
Edward E. Knauss, IV has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate through the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. (PRWeb October 03, 2014) Read the full story at
20, Oct 2014 - Westmoreland, PA Pennsylvania high school stabbing suspect to get mental treatment in juvenile detention center
PITTSBURGH — A judge has reversed his own ruling and ordered a teenage boy awaiting trial in a Pennsylvania high school stabbing rampage to remain in a juvenile detention center and receive mental health treatment there.
20, 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.
20, Oct 2014 - Led Zeppelin Lose 1st Battle In Stairway To Heaven Fight
Led Zeppelin's first challenge to dismiss a lawsuit over allegations they plagiarised portions of their iconic 1971 anthem, 'Stairway To Heaven', from a song by the group Spirit has been denied by a Pennsylvania judge
20, Oct 2014 - Divided Pa. Supreme Court mulls action in porn scandal
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court is expected early this week to decide what to do about one of its justices caught up in the scandal over pornographic e-mails sent among state employees.
20, Oct 2014 - Expert: Adult murder charge for boy, 10, "defies all logic"
In killing of 90-year-old woman, Pennsylvania law requires homicide charges to be filed in adult court
19, Oct 2014 - Amid intense last-minute lobbying, a divided Pa. Supreme Court mulls action in porn scandal
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court is expected early this week to decide what to do about one of its justices caught up in the scandal over pornographic e-mails sent among state employees.
19, Oct 2014 - Heyl: Pennsylvania Supreme Court should get back to boring stuff
HARRISBURG (Exaggerated Press) – In a landmark decision, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court today ruled that its members should devote less time to the dispersal ...
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