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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28, Jan 2015 - York, PA Former Rep. Stetler's petition to appeal convictions denied by high court
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied former state Rep. Stephen Stetler's petition to appeal his public corruption convictions.
28, Jan 2015 - Officials: Burned Pennsylvania jail must be torn down - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - One day after a fire ripped through a central Pennsylvania jail and prompted the evacuation of more than 200 inmates, county officials said the nearly 140-year-old facility must be torn down.
28, Jan 2015 - Luzerne, PA Jurors hear openings in case of accused Pennsylvania killer
By Joe McDonald WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (Reuters) - Opening statements started in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Wednesday in the case of an accused killer whose alleged victims were discovered buried in his backyard, prosecutors said. Hugo Selenski, 41, is on trial in Luzerne County Court for the strangulation and beating deaths of a pharmacist and his girlfriend in 2002. Authorities discovered the ...
28, Jan 2015 - Northampton, PA Former boys choir director faces up to 10 years in prison, sex offender title
Kenneth Bernard Schade will spend four-and-a-half to 10 years in prison. Schade, 75, of Wind Gap, Northampton County, pleaded guilty in July to statutory sexual assault and possessing child pornography. Police said Schade raped a teenage boy more than two decades ago when Schade was 57-years-old and running the Singing Boys Choir of Pennsylvania, a group he founded in 1970. He will also have to ...
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. We are sorry the article that you requested is no longer available. Please search for this article in our archive search . ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she stole a police cruiser and led officers on a chase of at least 80 mph — while her hands were cuffed behind her.
28, Jan 2015 - Judge rejects plea deal for officer in prostitution sting
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A judge has rejected a plea bargain for a southwestern Pennsylvania police officer suspended for charges he tipped off a woman he used to date about a prostitution sting.
28, Jan 2015 - Aliquippa, PA Judge Dismisses Manslaughter Charge Against Dad In Kids’ Dresser Fall Deaths
A judge has dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against a Pennsylvania man whose two toddler daughters died when a dresser crashed down onto them.
28, Jan 2015 - Clairton, PA Cal U professor who died in campus office was lawyer, civil rights leader
Leaders in labor and legal circles across Pennsylvania say they lost a friend when California University of Pennsylvania professor Burrell A. Brown, a labor lawyer ...
28, Jan 2015 - Northampton, PA Emailed porn shakes up state courts as marriage equality sweeps Pennsylvania
Racy emails shook up Pennsylvania's highest court in 2014, leaving the state's chief justice and top prosecutor in a stalemate and forcing another justice out of office.
28, Jan 2015 - Indiana, PA Former drilling exec faces more than seven years in $9M theft
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The former chief operating officer of a Western Pennsylvania drilling company faces more than seven years in prison when he’s sentenced for embezzling more than $9 million to feed his casino gambling habit.
28, Jan 2015 - Aliquippa, PA Judge nixes manslaughter against dad in kids' dresser deaths
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A judge has dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against a Pennsylvania man whose two toddler daughters died when a dresser crashed down onto them.
28, Jan 2015 - Grounds laid out for death penalty in trooper ambush case
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor formally notified a court on Tuesday he is seeking the death penalty for the survivalist accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush in September.
28, Jan 2015 - Potter, PA Corbett: Prison population down for first time since 2009
HARRISBURG — Four years ago, Pennsylvania’s state prison population was expected to top more than 56,000 inmates by the end of 2014.
28, Jan 2015 - New law threatens reporter-source relationship
DETROIT, MI — Why should journalists care about a new Pennsylvania law that limits the speech of people convicted of violent crimes? Because it could discourage valuable sources from talking to reporters—and might even block or penalize journalists for doing their work.
28, Jan 2015 - Aliquippa, PA Woman to trial on charges she stole police car while cuffed
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she stole a police car and led police on chase of at least 80 miles per hour — all with her hands cuffed behind her.
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