Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal.

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal

Pope Francis calls for ‘concrete measures’ as historic clergy sex-abuse summit opens in Rome

Organizers have said they hope the four-day summit will prove to be as a “turning point” for a hierarchy battered by a series of scandals – especially in the United States.

Pope Francis calls for ‘concrete measures’ as historic clergy sex-abuse summit opens in Rome

Organizers have said they hope the four-day summit will prove to be as a “turning point” for a hierarchy battered by a series of scandals – especially in the United States.

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At Glen Mills, leaders have used the school’s prestige to silence abused students — for decades

Numerous counselors and students at Glen Mills Schools say violence was an open secret but threats kept them from reporting it.
Special Report

At Glen Mills, leaders have used the school’s prestige to silence abused students — for decades

Numerous counselors and students at Glen Mills Schools say violence was an open secret but threats kept them from reporting it.
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U.S. Supreme Court limits state and local authorities’ power to seize property, impose fines

The unanimous ruling said the constitutional protection against excessive fines applies not only to the federal government, but also to state and local authorities. Philadelphia's program had once been cited as one of the worst examples of forfeiture overreach.

Chester County man causes fatal crash in sixth DUI in 9 years, police say

Police say David Strowhouer initially lied and said his cousin was behind the wheel.

Gun control bills, many marking Parkland anniversary, proliferate in Congress

Several control bills have been introduced in state houses and the new Congress that sponsors say are aimed at reducing shootings, suicides, and domestic violence, along with other proposals that call for expanding gun rights.

Meet ‘Mayor Jim Kenney,’ a 25-year-old woman

In social media, email and letters, Chamarra McCrorey is 'Mayor Jim Kenney.'

Gettysburg College trustee resigns over offensive yearbook photo

“I understand how disturbing this image is to members of the Gettysburg College community, and especially those who are Jewish,” trustee Bob Garthwait, 58, said in the statement. "As a sophomore in 1980, I was not fully aware of the significance of those symbols..."

For unique, American-made crafts, this Philly convention is the place to be

The annual American Handcrafted show in Philadelphia is the largest event of its kind according to the group’s website. It sells everything from hand-made ceramics, to crafted food and beverages, to jewelry made with recycled materials. Artists and buyers have been coming here for 30 years.

‘It’d be like flipping a switch.’ Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries eye adult-use market

Industry spokesman Andrew Blasco, who deemed Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program an "unqualified success" said his membership would support a move to recreational use.

Bucks County man pleads guilty in murder, dismemberment of 14-year-old Grace Packer

Jacob Sullivan, 46, and Sara Packer, 44, were charged in 2017 with killing Grace as part of what authorities have called a heinous" and “unspeakable" sexual fantasy.

Former Philly homicide detective charged with rape and intimidation in the course of his investigations

City prosecutors allege that veteran detective Philip Nordo groomed and sexually assaulted witnesses while on the job as part of a pattern of misconduct.

Pennsylvania prisons’ unprecedented mail policy will be tested in federal court this week

Lawyers including Pennsylvania-based federal defenders say they have stopped sending mail for fear of confidentiality violations.

Racist, anti-Semitic fliers left at Pa. suburban homes spark community meeting

At least three incidents of distributing racist fliers were discussed during a town hall meeting Monday night.

Bucks County residents push back against planned chemical plant

For four years, Bucks County residents have been fighting the potential construction of Elcon's chemical plant that they surmise would release toxic fumes into the air and pollute the water.

Pennsylvania school threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

About a third of the tips received were considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials.

Politics
Cohen to testify before House panel on Feb. 27

Pelosi says House will vote on resolution opposing Trump’s emergency declaration

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