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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01, Mar 2015 - Pittsburgh, PA Wolf's effort to fill Supreme Court vacancies collapses
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf's efforts to fill two vacancies on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court collapsed Monday after one nominee withdrew his name from consideration following a controversy over an e-mail he sent and the other was left in political limbo.
01, Mar 2015 - Franklin, PA Pennsylvania Supreme Court nominee under fire over racial email withdraws
— It looks as if voters — not Gov. Tom Wolf and state senators — will have the first and final say in filling two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
01, Mar 2015 - Centre, PA Wife found guilty but mentally ill in slaying of ex-Penn hoops star to get hospital treatment
The wife of a former University of Pennsylvania basketball standout found guilty but mentally ill in his stabbing death may soon be paroled to the state mental hospital for treatment. Maria Garcia-Pellon, 54, could have been sentenced to 25 years in prison on the voluntary manslaughter conviction in the February 2013 stabbing death of 55-year-old Matthew White in their Nether Providence home ...
01, Mar 2015 - Franklin, PA Lawyer wants teen's school stabbing case of out adult court
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for a 17-year-old boy charged in a stabbing rampage at a western Pennsylvania high school says the boy is responding well to mental health treatment and that they remain hopeful his criminal charges will be moved to juvenile court.
01, Mar 2015 - Man gets probation for counterfeit phone case sales
A Pennsylvania man who sent a shipment of fake OtterBox cellphone cases to a reseller in Maine has been sentenced to five years of probation. Michael Kurnik, of York, Pennsylvania, was also ordered Tuesday ...
01, Mar 2015 - Pennsylvania governor's execution moratorium is challenged - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Mi
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The top prosecutor in Philadelphia filed a legal challenge Wednesday to Gov. Tom Wolf's death penalty moratorium, telling Pennsylvania's highest court that the action was illegal and unconstitutional.
01, Mar 2015 - Erie, PA Inmate dies of stabbing in northwest Pennsylvania prison
ALBION, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate has died of injuries he sustained when he was stabbed during an inmate-on-inmate assault at a prison in northwestern Pennsylvania.
01, Mar 2015 - Franklin, PA McCord guilty plea signals end of political career
HARRISBURG — Former state Treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty Tuesday to two federal counts of attempted extortion, becoming the latest Pennsylvania politician to end his career standing before a sentencing judge. McCord’s guilty plea came less than a month after he stood with other statewide elected officials watching Gov. Tom Wolf take the oath of office to succeed Tom Corbett. McCord resigned ...
01, Mar 2015 - Appeals judges named in New Jersey sports-betting case
The sister of Donald Trump and the wife of ex-Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell are among the three federal appeals judges announced on Thursday to hear oral argument in the New Jersey sports-betting case on March 17 in Philadelphia.
01, Mar 2015 - Franklin, PA McCord guilty plea seals fate
HARRISBURG — Former state Treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty Tuesday to two federal counts of attempted extortion, becoming the latest Pennsylvania politician to end his career standing before a sentencing judge.
01, Mar 2015 - Pittsburgh, PA Effort to fill open seats on Pennsylvania high court stalls
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Efforts to fill two vacant seats this year on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court are at a standstill. Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday he'll make no further nominations after one of his nominees withdrew from consideration.
01, Mar 2015 - Centre, PA Judge, law school dean out as nominees for Pennsylvania Supreme Court
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears destined to start its spring session in March with five justices because a nominee for one vacancy withdrew ...
28, Feb 2015 - Manheim, PA Chances of being executed in Pennsylvania remain slim
Hugo Selenski could soon join a potentially endangered species: Pennsylvania death row inmate.If a jury were to convict the accused double-killer this week, and subsequently sentenced him to death, that would put Selenski, 41, among just under 200 people on the list of those sentenced to execution in this state.
28, Feb 2015 - Blair, PA Man gets 30 to 60 years in Halloween club slaying
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A man convicted in a Halloween shooting death in a central Pennsylvania nightclub has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.
28, Feb 2015 - Philadelphia prosecutor files lawsuit against Gov. Wolf's moratorium on death penalty
A lawsuit filed by Philadelphia's top prosecutor Wednesday challenged Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on the Pennsylvania death penalty and could provide a sort of legal road map for other potential challenges from agencies, officials said.
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