Mystery surrounds Riley Cooper's 'teachable moment'

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If the attention of Eagles fans is now on next Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East title, a few readers have asked... Read more

Free-er again

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He went to prison as a teenager -- a street-corner drug dealer working for a friend’s brother -- convicted for the attempted robbery... Read more

A guilty plea -- Will it stick?

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Jose Carrasquillo is probably unaware of the influence he’s had. At the Nov. 30, 2011 hearing where he was sentenced to 30 to 66 years... Read more

Case updates

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I wanted to report developments in two cases I’ve been following for some time. More than four years after 20-year-old Anthony DeMarco... Read more

Judge Anthony J. DeFino

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I knew Philadelphia Judge Anthony J. DeFino, who died last Sunday in a fire at his South Philadelphia home. This isn’t a boast or name-dropping... Read more

Not guilty

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Juries are the most unpredictable of human inventions: 12 people put in a room to reach a unanimous conclusion about what happened and whether... Read more

Priest's retrial off until next June

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Joseph A.Slobodzian / Inquirer Staff Writer The oft-delayed retrial of the Rev. James J. Brennan -- the former Philadelphia Catholic priest... Read more

Winkis crash hearing delayed

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Wednesday’s preliminary hearing for Philadelphia Police Sgt. Thomas Winkis has been put off until Dec. 18 to give his new defense lawyer... Read more