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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14, Apr 2015 - Police Breakup Local Heroin Ring
ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - Local police departments joined the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office to arrest more than a dozen suspected drug dealers Friday morning. Investigators tell WTAJ that this was a big operation a year in the making. 28 people are accused of various drug crimes. The Attorney General's office says these people are mostly street level dealers and some mid-level dealers ...
14, Apr 2015 - Union, PA Troopers want gov to remove Comm Brown
offender evaluation...and she could face up to 20 years in prison. eve tannery: The union representing the Pennsylvania State Troopers wants Governor Tom Wolf to withdraw his nomination for police commissioner. The pa State Troopers Association sent a letter to the governor urging the recall of Marcus Brown's nomination. It comes after Brown admitted to removing signs criticizing him from ...
14, Apr 2015 - Bethlehem, PA Bethlehem man charged in international counterfeit ring
A Lehigh Valley man has been indicted in connection with an alleged international counterfeit money operation. According to the United States Attorney's Office Western District of Pennsylvania, a federal grand jury indicted four people in connection with the alleged cyber counterfeiting scheme that was based in Uganda. Among those charged with conspiracy and counterfeiting acts is 20 year-old ...
14, Apr 2015 - Judge denies reduced sentence for W.Pa. drug kingpin serving life term
The most notorious drug kingpin in Western Pennsylvania history will not receive a reduced sentence, a federal judge ruled today.
14, Apr 2015 - Westmoreland, PA Boy to stand trial in death of pal whose body was in selfie
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who fatally shot a friend in the face and then took a selfie with the victim's body has been ordered to stand trial on criminal homicide and firearms charges.
14, Apr 2015 - Convict tells Pennsylvania court he’s so unhappy with his lawyers he’d rather be executed than
Raghunandan Yandamuri, who had served as his own lawyer before being convicted of murder, accused the attorneys of not responding to his calls or letters
14, Apr 2015 - Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal firearms charge as trial date is set
Durst’s lawyers argue 2004 Pennsylvania firearms convictions do not prevent millionaire from possessing gun in Louisiana as judge sets trial for 22 June Jailed millionaire Robert Durst has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of possessing a gun after a felony conviction. Durst told US district judge Lance Africk that he would plead not guilty during a hearing on Tuesday afternoon. The judge ...
14, Apr 2015 - Lawrence, PA Countywide crack down on drug dealers
Berks County law enforcement authorities weren't fooling around Wednesday morning as they went from one house to another in search of more than two dozen drug suspects. The countywide roundup, conducted by members of the Berks County district attorney's drug task force, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Reading Police Department and the Berks County Sheriff's Office, targeted 28 people on ...
14, Apr 2015 - Centre, PA Pennsylvania DAs take aim at Gov. Tom Wolf's death penalty moratorium
Pennsylvania's prosecutors are warning Gov. Tom Wolf's death penalty moratorium could affect plea bargains and how judges and juries view executions. The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association released a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday that said the Democratic governor has misinterpreted the term "reprieve," arguing his moratorium violates the state constitution. The prosecutors said ...
14, Apr 2015 - Lawmakers push proposal to pick Pa. appeals judges on merit
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State lawmakers are proposing a system of picking Pennsylvania appeals court judges based on merit to change the current system of elected jurists.
14, Apr 2015 - Lawmakers propose system to pick appeals court judges on merit
By: The Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State lawmakers are proposing a system of picking Pennsylvania appeals court judges based on merit to change the current system of elected jurists.    Members are seeking sponsors for the proposal that would require a constitutional amendment to permit the merit selection of Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth court judges. ...
14, Apr 2015 - Hollidaysburg, PA Altoona mock trial team heads to states
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Altoona Area mock trial team cleared their defendant of first-degree murder, advancing them to the Pennsylvania Bar Association's mock trial state tournament in Harrisburg.
14, Apr 2015 - Lehigh, PA Mom who blamed baby's death on toddler daughter gets prison
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An Alabama woman who blamed the death of her infant son on her toddler daughter has been sentenced in Pennsylvania to 15 to 30 years in prison.
14, Apr 2015 - Lehigh, PA Mom who blamed baby son's death on toddler daughter gets maximum prison term in Pennsylvania
An Alabama woman who blamed the death of her infant son on her toddler daughter has been sentenced in Pennsylvania to 15 to 30 years in prison.
14, Apr 2015 - Jury starts day two of deliberations in Boston trial
US jurors began a second day of deliberations in the Boston bombings trial Wednesday after asking questions about the need for a unanimous verdict and the nature of conspiracy. Three people were killed and 264 others wounded in the twin blasts at the city's marathon in 2013, the worst attack in the United States since the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania ...
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