In a rare event, a top supervisor in the Philadelphia District Attorney's office asked a judge to permit family and friends of a robbery defendant back into a courtroom. Fearful of witness intimidation, the assistant district attorney handling the case had asked that they be ordered out during the testimony of the alleged victim. A spokesman for District Attorney Larry Krasner says the supervisor was worried that the judge had committed a legal error in ordering the spectators to leave - thus creating grounds for an appeal.
District Attorney Larry Krasner, in his first financial disclosure report as an elected official, said he owed money to a former business partner whom he subsequently hired for a $160,000-a-year advisory position in the prosecutor's office.
For 17 years, Fareed Ahmed collected $3,000 a month from the Philadelphia Parking Authority, a longtime patronage haven. On paper, the political consultant with a checkered past was the authority's lobbyist. What exactly he did in that role is unclear.
Years before Manhattan lawyer Aaron Schlossberg the Internet's racist de jour and a rabid supporter of Donald Trump, he was a bright-eyed student at a private school on the Main Line, where he was … not particularly well liked. At least according to one classmate.
Gov. Wolf on Friday vetoed a controversial bill that called for overhauling Pennsylvania's workers' compensation system and had pitted the insurance industry and the chamber of commerce against labor unions and trial attorneys.
Nelson, 23, was one of two men seen on video being arrested at a Center City Starbucks last week for sitting in the store without making a purchase - a video that went viral and sparked widespread outrage, protests alleging racism, investigations, and calls for boycotts because both men are black.
Parents and alumni - still seething over what they believe was an effort to ram through the proposed renaming, to Abington Schwarzman High School, with virtually no community input - will press school board members and Superintendent Amy Sichel to release details of their still-secret initial agreement with Schwarzman at a meeting Tuesday.
In a letter released Saturday morning, Abington School District's superintendent said the district had reversed its plan to rename the Montgomery County high school after Stephen Schwarzman, the Wall Street billionaire who donated $25 million to the school.
Bermuda investigators say St. Joseph's University freshman Mark Dombroski was not 'bound or tied up,' contrary to social media rumors. His wallet and cellphone were with him. An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow.
William Bender is an investigative reporter who has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He also contributes to Clout, a column chronicling the underbelly of Philly's political scene.