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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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 - Allegheny, PA Ex-guard pleads to sex trafficking with inmate
PITTSBURGH (AP) - 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.
25, Oct 2014 - Senator asks district attorneys to not prosecute medical cannabis cases
A Pennsylvania state senator sent a letter to all district attorneys in the state asking them not to prosecute anyone using medical cannabis for medical purposes. A bill that would have allowed the use of medical cannabis failed to pass the state house of representatives during session. Now district attorneys in our area are asking […]
25, Oct 2014 - York, PA Pennsylvania man faces possible life in prison for child porn
By Elizabeth Daley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man faces life in prison for child pornography he left on a computer tablet he sold at a Christmas flea market, according to authorities. The woman who bought the tablet as a Christmas gift for her daughter discovered videos of Donald Miller having sex with an 8-year-old girl, prosecutors said at a court hearing earlier this week. Miller, 43 ...
25, Oct 2014 - Man pleads guilty to selling fake cases
PORTLAND (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who sent a shipment of fake Otter- Box cellphone cases to a reseller in Maine has pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. Michael Kurnik, of York, Pennsylvania, entered his plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland and faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for Feb. 2. read more
25, Oct 2014 - Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania & New York form multi-state Heroin Task Force
Four states will now work together to target the growing heroin epidemic, including Pennsylvania. Attorney General Kathleen Kane and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that a multi-state task force will bring together state attorneys general in a massive law enforcement collaboration. It’s called the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force or NEMA HTF. […]
25, Oct 2014 - Philly area state senator to plead guilty to accusations she used taxpayer resources to plan politi
PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania state Sen. LeAnna Washington will plead guilty to accusations that she used taxpayer resources to plan political fundraisers, her attorney said in court Friday.
24, Oct 2014 - Allegheny, PA Havertown man accused of running statewide counterfeit credit card ring
Lovell Davis, of Delaware County, is accused of running a statewide counterfeit credit card scheme. (Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office)
24, Oct 2014 - Luzerne, PA Man gets 6 to 12 years in NE Pennsylvania slaying
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to six to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in the shooting death of another man following a fight between their teenage sons on a northeastern Pennsylvania basketball court. Thirty-eight-year-old Shauntae Thomas of Wilkes-Barre entered the plea Tuesday ...
24, Oct 2014 - Philadelphia, PA Jim Thorpe’s body won’t move to a new burial ground
A federal appeals court blocks moving his remains from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma.
24, Oct 2014 - York, PA Continued debate over ejaculating in prison
Shemtov Michtavi is no stranger to the law. After being sentenced to federal prison in Pennsylvania in 2004 for his involvement in a worldwide Ecstasy ring, the so-called “lieutenant” of Israeli drug kingpin Ze’ev Rosenstein has sued the United States at least twice for better... [This is a summary. To read the full article on, click the headline above.]
24, Oct 2014 - NCAA Asks Court to End Penn State Legal Battle
NCAA asks Pennsylvania court to end litigation over Penn State's Sandusky-related penalties
24, Oct 2014 - Critics claim state Attorney General Kane puts politics first
HARRISBURG — Call it a difficult year for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the first Democrat and woman elected to the office. Her selective release ...
24, Oct 2014 - Philadelphia, PA Jim Thorpe's body to remain in Pa.
Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago, after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.
24, Oct 2014 - Scranton, PA Scranton Company Charged with Money Laundering Charges
WILLIAMSPORT — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania filed a money laundering charge at federal court in Williamsport against a company from Scranton. Pennsylvania Coin, LLC is accused of illegally operating video gambling games in five counties. Prosecutors said Pennsylvania Coin maintained illegal gambling devices in 180 businesses in Luzerne, Lackawanna, […]
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