Column

Why Academy Ball organizers are smart to reevaluate the event | Elizabeth Wellington

Rethinking the ball is a smart idea if for no other reason than the city’s crown jewel events is acknowledging the fact that it needs to do more than invite Jill Scott to perform to prove it’s still relevant.

A Montgomery County ‘pill mill’ doctor traded cash for opioids. Now he’s heading to federal prison.
Spiro Y. Kassis, 66, prescribed his patients Oxycodone and other powerful opiate medication in exchange for little more than a $200 fee, prosecutors said.

Pa. Supreme Court suspends Jerry Sandusky’s prosecutor
The suspension was a harsh blow for Frank Fina, who won a degree of fame for his aggressive and successful prosecution of a string of corrupt politicians,

The coronavirus seems to be mild in most children, but scientists are not sure why
Among 44,627 people confirmed to have been infected in China, 2.3% have died, none of them under age 10.

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Philly sold thousands of properties for $1 each. Buyers flipped them for $54 million.

Of the 2,314 properties the city has sold for $1 since 2000, according to an Inquirer analysis, about 800 have been since resold for $54 million.

Harrisburg Catholic diocese declares bankruptcy, the first to do so in Pa. under weight of clergy sex abuse claims

The Roman Catholic diocese of Harrisburg is expected to announce its plans to declare bankruptcy this week, becoming the first diocese in the state to seek protection in the aftermath of a scathing grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse.

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter wins prestigious Polk Award for exposing abuse at Glen Mills Schools

The investigation exposed a pattern of abuse at one of the nation’s oldest and most-prestigious reform academies, and prompted swift action at local and state levels.

Opinion

Iran’s shame: How saving cheetahs got environmentalists 10-year sentences in Tehran | Trudy Rubin

Despite protests of scientists worldwide, six noted wildlife conservationists, including a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen, were given long prison terms in Iran on false charges of spying.

Michael White, cleared of manslaughter in Rittenhouse Square stabbing, gets probation for earlier bike theft

White pleaded guilty to theft and related crimes for using bolt cutters to break the lock that had been securing the bike on Penn’s campus at 1:27 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2017.

Could a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision fix ‘broken’ bail systems across the state?

Philadelphia’s court leadership recently agreed to a series of bail reforms. Now, advocates hope a Supreme Court ruling will decide whether those changes go far enough.

Seaview Harbor cannot become part of Longport, judge rules

The tony marina community must remain part of Egg Harbor Township, a judge ruled, despite higher taxes and residents' affinity for nearby Longport.
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