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Jun 7, 2021

Parents sue Atlanta, say city failed to protect daughter during protest

Welcome to Monday, the 56th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Griswold v. Connecticut decision barring states from outlawing the use of contraception by married couples. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Parents of slain girl sue Atlanta, claiming the city failed to remove armed vigilantes from peaceful protest. […]

Oct 6, 2015

Cordish closer to bringing casino resort to Philadelphia

Philadelphia is closer to getting its version of the Maryland Live Casino after the city’s planning commission approved a master project plan for a Stadium Casino facility from The Cordish Cos. The venue, described as a “world-class resort project” in a press release, will include a 2 million-square-foot facility with a Las Vegas-style casino floor that […]

Nov 13, 2014

Suspect indicted in Philadelphia abduction

The man accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman seen on surveillance video putting up a fight while being grabbed off the street has been indicted on a federal kidnapping charge.

Nov 12, 2014

Double abduction suspect making court appearance

A man accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teenager just weeks apart is making a federal court appearance in Pennsylvania.

Oct 24, 2014

Alleged Philadelphia mob boss headed back to prison for not reporting meeting

(AP) A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client “to the grave.” Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino, the reputed head of Philadelphia’s La Cosa Nostra in the 1990s, must serve four additional months for failing to report a meeting […]

Feb 28, 2014

80 drug convictions tossed because of crooked Phila. cop

At least 80 tainted drug convictions linked to a corrupt Philadelphia police officer have been thrown out, while more remain under review.

Oct 28, 2013

Fight over control of Philadelphia newspaper moves into court

PHILADELPHIA — Feuding owners fought over control of The Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday before a city judge who must decide if the dispute belongs in her court or in Delaware, where the partners incorporated last year. If she keeps the case, Judge Patricia McInerney must also determine the fate of Publisher Bob Hall and Editor […]

May 13, 2013

Philly abortion doc guilty in 3 babies’ deaths

PHILADELPHIA — An abortion doctor was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, “house of horrors” clinic. In a case that became a grisly flashpoint in the nation’s abortion debate, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, was […]

May 9, 2013

Baltimore to host US lacrosse convention

US Lacrosse said it will bring its national convention to the Baltimore Convention Center for a three-year period starting in 2015.

Dec 12, 2012

Del. man sues Boy Scouts, Mormons over sex abuse

PHILADELPHIA — A Delaware man sued the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday over childhood sexual abuse committed by the scoutmaster at his church-sponsored troop. Melvin Novak filed the lawsuit in state court in Philadelphia, charging that newly released Boy Scout “perversion files” support his claim […]

Nov 2, 2012

Cordish seeking to build casino-hotel in South Philadelphia

The Baltimore developer of Maryland’s largest casino is joining with a Pennsylvania-based gambling company to bid for a casino license in Philadelphia.

Oct 16, 2012

Scalia on the wrong side of parking laws

While their job requires them to consider some of the most important laws in the country, Supreme Court justices are apparently not immune to parking laws.

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