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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28, Jul 2014 - Erie, PA Erie County Common Pleas judge faces ethics charges
An Erie County Common Pleas Court judge is facing ethics charges after the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board filed a complaint against her Monday with the state Court of Judicial Discipline.
27, Jul 2014 - Venango, PA Upper Moreland man arrested in child porn sting
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office on Monday announced the arrest of four men, including a 34-year-old Upper Moreland man, accused of sharing child porn online.
27, Jul 2014 - Erie, PA Man beat 2 cats with golf club for scratching him
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania man fatally beat his two cats with a golf club because he felt "betrayed" after they scratched him. The Erie Times-News ( ) reports 32-year-old Bisbee pleaded guilty Monday to a second-degree misdemeanor of cruelty to animals and faces up to two years in prison when he's sentenced Oct. 7.
27, Jul 2014 - Dauphin, PA Judge makes Fumo freer to travel
Former Pennsylvania State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, on probation for his corruption conviction, can travel a bit more freely under a ruling issued Wednesday by a federal judge.
27, Jul 2014 - Harrisburg, PA Federal judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal case
HARRISBURG — A federal judge in Pennsylvania said Friday she will not halt the criminal case against former Penn State president Graham Spanier, who is ...
27, Jul 2014 - Lawrence, PA Monroeville oxycodone dealer to spend 10 years in prison
A Monroeville man who moved his oxycodone ring from South Florida to Western Pennsylvania in 2010, hid money under his father’s name and led a ...
27, Jul 2014 - Norristown, PA Judge OKs Montco Official’s Lawsuit Against Private Mortgage Document Firm
The federal judge ruled that the private system for tracking transfers of mortgages known as "MERS" violated Pennsylvania law.
27, Jul 2014 - Lancaster, PA Man sentenced to life in central Pa. slaying
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in the slaying of his estranged girlfriend last year is maintaining his innocence.
27, Jul 2014 - Monroe, PA Man gets 15 to 30 years in 2012 slaying
STROUDSBURG — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder in the slaying of his roommate almost two years ago.
27, Jul 2014 - Monroe, PA Pennsylvania boys choir head pleads guilty to child sex assault
A Pennsylvania boys choir director has pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child and possessing child pornography and faces more than a decade in prison, authorities said on Tuesday. Kenneth Schade, 74, founder of the Singing Boys Choir, originally faced charges of raping a choir boy and 1,101 counts of possessing child pornography. In a deal with prosecutors, Schade pleaded guilty in Monroe ...
27, Jul 2014 - Appeals courts split on Obamacare subsidies
Rulings don't change things for Pennsylvanians — yet. Two federal court rulings Tuesday reached opposite conclusions about the legality of subsidies used to offset the cost of Affordable Care Act health coverage in the latest battle over the politically polarizing health-care law.
27, Jul 2014 - Criminals leave no prints behind
In 2013, 30,000 suspected criminals whose charges included sex crimes, assaults and murder were not fingerprinted by Pennsylvania police, according to state records.
27, Jul 2014 - Pa. court further limits gas drilling law's reach
A Pennsylvania court says a state agency cannot review how local zoning restrictions affect the natural gas industry, but it's leaving intact other parts of a 2012 law that modernized drilling regulations. ...
27, Jul 2014 - Federal appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies
More than 250,000 low-income workers in Pennsylvania could lose subsidies that reduce the cost of their health insurance under a federal appeals court decision on ...
27, Jul 2014 - Luzerne, PA More time for Pa. inmate in molestation case
A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined.
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