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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23, Sep 2014 - Ephrata, PA Some Pennsylvania district judges are saying 'I won't' to 'I do'
If a same-sex couple wants to say "I do" before a district judge, the law says the elected official must reply "I will" — if they perform marriages.
23, Sep 2014 - Warren, PA Man held in alleged sex assaults over 27 years
WARREN, Pa. (AP) - A 66-year-old northwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he sexually assaulted a female at various times from 1976 until 2003, when he allegedly raped her after being forgiven for past incidents.
23, Sep 2014 - Northumberland, PA Newlyweds who admitted thrill killing get life sentences in Pennsylvania
Frances Burns SUNBURY, Pa., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The young newlyweds who lured a Pennsylvania man with an ad on Craigslist and then killed him were sentenced Thursday to life in prison.
23, Sep 2014 - Retry or free man convicted in 1982 killing at Luzerne veterinary clinic, judge says
A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to retry or free a Pennsylvania prisoner convicted 30 years ago of killing a man at a veterinarian hospital.
23, Sep 2014 - Judge rejects drug ring member's motion for reduced sentence
A federal judge today rejected a motion for a reduced sentenced filed by an imprisoned member of the largest narcotics ring ever prosecuted in Western Pennsylvania.
23, Sep 2014 - Chambersburg, PA Hagerstown woman in court for charges related to multi-state high speed chase and crash
CHAMBERSBURG >> A Hagerstown, Maryland woman had a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges relating to a high-speed chase through Pennsylvania and Maryland that ended with a multi-vehicle crash.
23, Sep 2014 - Contractor pleads in NW Pa. well-plugging case
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A contractor has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge that he lied to the government in saying that he had plugged abandoned northwestern Pennsylvania oil wells in accordance with environmental regulations.
23, Sep 2014 - Orie denied bid to appeal conviction on corruption charges
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied former state Sen. Jane Orie’s petition to appeal her conviction on public corruption charges Wednesday, all but ending the former ...
23, Sep 2014 - Montgomery, PA Task force to battle heroin problem in Montgomery County
Heroin is becoming a widespread problem in Pennsylvania. First Berks County started taking steps to fight the epidemic. Now Montgomery County is trying to do the same. George Rivera says he knows first hand the toll drugs can take on a family. He tells us his mother was addicted to crack cocaine and his brother struggled with addiction and was in and out of prison. "When you see it out here, it ...
23, Sep 2014 - Wexford, PA Ex-Justice Melvin's daughter to ARD in fraud case
The daughter of convicted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has entered a program designed for first-time offenders on an insurance fraud charge.
23, Sep 2014 - Philadelphia, PA ACLU-PA and News Organizations Seek To Protect the Public’s Right To Information about Drugs Used
ACLU release: The ACLU of Pennsylvania, on behalf of four newspapers, including the Guardian, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Philadelphia City Paper, has asked a federal judge to unseal court records that contain information about the source of the drugs used for lethal injections in Pennsylvania. The first execution in 15 years […]
23, Sep 2014 - Northumberland, PA Newlyweds sit emotionless as judge sentences them to life in prison for killing a stranger they lur
Miranda Barbour picked up the victim at a mall in Pennsylvania — and once they parked, Elytte Barbour came out of his hiding place under a blanket
23, Sep 2014 - Feldman Shepherd Partner Ezra Wohlgelernter Discusses ‘Fundamentals of Auto Litigation’
Experienced personal injury attorney lectures at Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE program. (PRWeb September 02, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania chief justice: Ban defender group
Pennsylvania’s chief justice wants the state Supreme Court to ban lawyers at a Philadelphia-based organization that handles appeals by convicted murderers on death row, including ...
23, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania mom gets 1-2 years in tub drowning
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman must spend one to two years in prison followed by five years' probation in the death of her 13-month-old son, who drowned while he was bathing unattended with two toddler siblings.
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