Judge vacates man’s death sentence in 1990 Overbrook killing, grants new trial in his West Philly murder case

Prosecutors had previously sought to give Derrick Ragan a chance at parole with a 35-to-70-year plea deal.

Judge vacates man’s death sentence in 1990 Overbrook killing, grants new trial in his West Philly murder case

Prosecutors had previously sought to give Derrick Ragan a chance at parole with a 35-to-70-year plea deal.

A former child services caseworker was charged with human trafficking and promoting prostitution in Delaware County

Candace Talley, 27, of Sicklerville, is accused of enlisting women to work as prostitutes, driving them to and from jobs, and receiving more than 25% of the proceeds of their illegal activity, the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office said.

A former child services caseworker was charged with human trafficking and promoting prostitution in Delaware County

Candace Talley, 27, of Sicklerville, is accused of enlisting women to work as prostitutes, driving them to and from jobs, and receiving more than 25% of the proceeds of their illegal activity, the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office said.

Former State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell pleads guilty to theft charges, will spend at least 3 months in jail

She was accused of stealing more than $500K from her own nonprofit and spending it on family vacations, designer clothing, furs, and personal bills.

Former State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell pleads guilty to theft charges, will spend at least 3 months in jail

She was accused of stealing more than $500K from her own nonprofit and spending it on family vacations, designer clothing, furs, and personal bills.
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The Pa. State Police was warned about possible racial bias in car searches. The agency’s answer? End the research.

Troopers were 2 to 3 times more likely to search black and Hispanic drivers. Officials are unsure if anything was done to address the problem.

Special Report

For 21 years, this Philly man dreamed of being exonerated. But coming home from prison was nothing like what he expected.

The eight months since Terrance Lewis was released have been a whirlwind of joy, anxieties, and obligations, opportunities that open and then fall out of reach, plans made and broken.

Pennsylvania drug detective accused of trading official actions for sex

Federal authorities are accusing a former central Pennsylvania drug detective of trading official actions for sexual favors.

More charges announced in Pennsylvania gang drug, sex trafficking case

Federal authorities have announced more charges in an investigation of what they call a violent drug gang that engaged in sex trafficking, attempted murder and murder in eastern Pennsylvania

Four people charged in slaying of man found inside dumpster in Olney

Three men and a woman are facing charges in the death of Darius Cheeseboro, whose body found inside of a trash can at North Sixth and West Rockland Streets.

Out of prison after 41 years, MOVE member Delbert Africa rails against ‘unjust’ criminal justice system

MOVE member Delbert Africa, who spent nearly 42 years in prison for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer in 1978, holds his first press conference since being paroled on Sunday.

Ex-warlord living in Delco questions whether murders, rapes, torture, and cannibalism make him a war criminal

A decision by the U.S. appeals court in Mohammed Jabateh’s favor could cut off one of the few avenues of justice afforded to a generation of Liberian war victims.

A ‘perfect storm’ of injustice: Philly man freed after 28 years as DA condemns ‘decades’ of misconduct

“For decades and with some frequency, it appears that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office failed to comply with its obligations," the DA's Conviction Integrity Unit chief, Patricia Cummings, wrote.

Arrest made in South Philly shooting deaths of store clerk, teenager

Tyseem Murray was arrested and linked to the slayings of corner store worker Xiaoding Li earlier this month and teenager Zyqueire Echevarria in October.

More than 15 years after a Bucks County man went missing, his roommate confessed to killing him

Daman Smoot has agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder in the killing of Adam Brundage.

Woman charged with abuse of corpse after police find a decomposing body in her basement

Maddison Leidy, 25, was charged Saturday after police discovered the body of an 18-year-old woman who had been missing since September in the basement of her South Philly home.

She took in foster-care kids. He was trying to ‘get his head up.’ Both died after crossing paths with a Philly teen, police say.

The families of Renee Gilyard and Jimmy Mao are reeling, wondering how their alleged killer, Xavier Johnson, was able to get so close to them.

Opinion

For just one day, put the guns down for Martin Luther King Jr. | Jenice Armstrong

If the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life taught us anything, it was that a lot can happen if you only dream.

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