Courts in Pennsylvania
Court Records, Directory And News in PA
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, Feb 2015 - Matthew T. Mangino: Crime, intrigue and politics in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is in the midst of a constitutional crisis. Kathleen Kane, the state’s attorney general, is currently embroiled in an ever-widening scandal.
02, Feb 2015 - Lawyer fights $1M fine over banned testimony, mistrial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A single word of testimony at a medical-malpractice trial has cost a Pennsylvania lawyer a nearly $1 million fine she says threatens her home, her family and her small law firm.
26, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania state Supreme Court justice suspended over role in porn emails scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.
12, Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, PA Ruling splits defendants in Pa. Turnpike case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A series of court rulings is splintering the remaining defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission corruption case.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever standing trial, after a federal judge recommended the court allow the mentally ill man to be released.
12, Oct 2014 - Brownsville, PA Pennsylvania death row inmate seeks new trial
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man sentenced to death in the murder of his former girlfriend a decade ago is seeking a new trial on the grounds that some evidence wasn't presented at his original trial.
12, Oct 2014 - Philadelphia, PA PA man pleads guilty to charges related to discovery of explosives in Wilmington storage unit
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to multiple charges, including those related to the discovery of explosive devices at a Wilmington storage facility in 2013.
12, Oct 2014 - Pa. man pleads not guilty in W.Va. on gun charges
By Rusty Marks A Pennsylvania man who overturned an SUV loaded with chickens, explosives and illegal guns on Interstate 79 in Roane County in August has been indicted on a federal gun charge. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Seth Grim, 21, of Emmaus, Pennsylvania was arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. Goodwin said Grim pleaded not guilty to a charge of being an unlawful user ...
12, Oct 2014 - Chambersburg, PA Gun owners learn about rights, responsibilities
State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Chambersburg, hands a microphone to attorney Matt Menges as he hosts a forum about gun rights in Pennsylvania during the Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall on Thursday.
12, Oct 2014 - Dauphin, PA Two turnpike defendants could see charges dropped
HARRISBURG – Two of the remaining six defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission corruption case could see the charges against them dropped if a judge allows them to enter a diversion program.
12, Oct 2014 - Monongalia County Judge Denies Jerod Green's Request for New Sentence
A Monongalia County judge has denied Jerod Green's request for a new sentence. Green's attorney filed a motion for reconsideration for Green's sentence without citing a reason. Judge Russell Clawges said the request was without merit and rejected the appeal, according to the court filing.Green has been convicted of crimes in Monongalia County and Greene County, Pennsylvania in connection to a ...
12, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania rejects Jane Orie's appeal; feds next
Former state Sen. Jane Orie says she'll file a federal court appeal now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge of her campaign corruption conviction and prison sentence.
12, Oct 2014 - Centre, PA Woman blamed for her own rape
(CNN) — The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is blaming a former state prison clerk for her own rape, in response to a federal lawsuit the woman filed.
12, Oct 2014 - Centre, PA State blames her for her own rape
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is blaming a former state prison clerk for her own rape, in response to a federal lawsuit the woman filed.
12, Oct 2014 - Gettysburg, PA District Court for Oct. 7
District Justice Little The following cases were administered by Magisterial District Judge Tony Little: Douglas Lyle Tosten, 161 Company Farm Road, York Springs, paid $233 fine and costs for an unlawful devices and methods charge filed by Pennsylvania Game Commission.
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