Tricia L. Nadolny is an investigative reporter.

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Slow to clean house, Drum Corps International wastes no time punishing critic

On Monday the youth organization swiftly punished a corps, Arsenal, whose director had criticized other corps leaders.

Report: Flyers’ Jori Lehtera will skip court date in Finnish drug case

Flyers forward Jori Lehtera will miss his scheduled appearance in a Finnish court Tuesday, where he is facing charges of buying cocaine, a Finnish newspaper reported.

Flyers’ Jori Lehtera charged in Finnish drug case, prosecutors seek five-month sentence

Lehtera, a forward, faces charges for buying cocaine in his native Finland.

Police seeking 33-year-old man in shooting death of new mother

Police are seeking 33-year-old Tyrese Lynch, who they say shot and killed his girlfriend Isis Williams, on Friday as her newborn baby slept feet away.

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Elite youth drum corps have become a haven for instructors with sexual misconduct in their past

Nearly half of the World Class drum corps that compete in Drum Corps International have employed at least one former teacher previously disciplined for misconduct with a student, an investigation by the Inquirer found.

Drum corps seeks $1.5 million from former director after sexual misconduct scandal

After being sued by George Hopkins for more than a half million dollars, Allentown's Cadets have counter sued for losses allegedly incurred because of the scandal.

Former drum corps director George Hopkins charged with sexual assault

George Hopkins, the former director of Allentown's famed Cadets drum corps and among the most decorated leaders in the youth marching band activity, has been charged with two counts of felony sexual assault, the Lehigh County District Attorney's office announced Tuesday.

Report: Drum corps leader threw things at work, called women ‘little girls’

George Hopkins, the former director of Allentown's Cadets drum corps, was an "aggressive, combative and unreasonable" manager, according to a report released Monday.

Sexual abuse in drum and bugle corps: Do you have a story?

The allegations against George Hopkins, who recently resigned as director of the Cadets drum corps, have moved some people to share stories of sexual abuse or misconduct in the drum and bugle corps.

Catholic Church sex abuse: How one Pennsylvania priest terrorized five sisters

A priest sexually abused five sisters in a single family. Pennsylvania's grand jury report into the Catholic Church has pushed them to tell their stories.