Guilty plea didn't play out as expected in murder trial

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After Alisa Davis’ fiancé was found shot to death in his minivan parked outside her Tioga house, investigators quickly turned... Read more

An ill-fated trip from the suburbs to the city to buy drugs

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A Bucks County man who was addicted to opioids drugs was sentenced to 3-½ to 10 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to... Read more

Out for the season

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Fifteen months after his arrest in a North Philadelphia robbery and shooting, Rysheed Jordan is unlikely to play basketball anywhere soon except... Read more

In Pa., DUIs are down and "driving while distracted" is up

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In Pennsylvania, the good news is that arrests and citations for driving under the influence continue to decline, from 48,896 in 2015 to 48... Read more

Msgr. Lynn - still waiting

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Wednesday was supposed to have been decision day for Msgr. William J. Lynn: a Philadelphia judge’s announcement of whether the 66-year-old... Read more

View from the jury box in Center City collapse trial

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I watch a lot of trials for my job and I’m continually fascinated by the workings of juries. Twelve strangers are brought together,... Read more

Accountability, but no closure, in Center City building collapse trial

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The comfort cliché is that, in the end, there will be closure. In eight years covering the Philadelphia court’s system closure... Read more

The worth of a human life

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How much is a human life worth? To the family and friends of someone who’s died, the answer is: incalculable. That certainly was clear... Read more