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Woman Guilty Of Downloading Child Porn To Frame Husband

A western Pennsylvania woman faces up to nine years in prison for downloading child pornography in an attempt to frame her estranged husband.

08/21/2014

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DeWeese Discusses Prison Sentence For 1st Time

Earlier this year, former State Rep. Bill DeWeese was released from prison after finishing his sentence for political corruption.

07/01/2014

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Elderly Man Sentenced To 6-To-12 Years In Prison For Wife’s Death

An elderly man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife was sentenced Friday morning.

05/09/2014

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Deweese Released After Corruption Sentence

Former state Rep. Bill DeWeese has been released from prison after finishing his sentence for political corruption.

03/30/2014

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DeWeese To Be Released From Jail, While Veon Continues To Serve Time

Bill DeWeese — once the top Democrat in the state House of Representatives — will be released from prison Sunday afternoon.

03/28/2014

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Rally Planned Over Fayette Co. Prison Vote

Last month, Fayette County commissioners elected to build a new $30 million prison. It’s a decision residents are still angry about.

03/11/2014

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Ex-Pa. Speaker Perzel Plans Future After Prison

Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel is looking forward to his future now that he’s out of prison – but it won’t be in Harrisburg.

03/09/2014

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Court Denies Ex-Sen. Jane Orie’s Corruption Appeal

A three-judge state Superior Court panel has rejected former state Sen. Jane Orie’s appeal of her conviction and subsequent prison sentence for campaign corruption and with introducing forged evidence, which resulted in a mistrial before her eventual conviction.

03/06/2014

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Ex-State Sen. Jane Orie Released From Prison

Former Republican state Sen. Jane Orie, who was convicted of using her legislative staff for her sister’s campaign for state Supreme Court judge, has been released from prison after serving less than two years.

02/09/2014

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Greene County Inmate Found Dead

Several agencies are investigating after an inmate was found dead in his prison cell in Waynesburg.

01/13/2014

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Inmate’s Death Under Investigation At SCI Greene

Police are investigating after a prison inmate was murdered Friday.

01/11/2014

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Man Wrongly Convicted Of Rape, Sent Back To Prison For Gun, Drug Charges

A man who spent nearly two decades in prison on a wrongly convicted rape charge is going back to jail.

01/02/2014

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Hospital Worker Sentenced In Hepatitis Case

A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.

12/02/2013

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Fayette Co. Commissioners Vote In Favor Of Building New Prison

The aging Fayette County Prison’s days are numbered. Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to replace the 124-year-old facility with a new state-of-art facility at a cost of $31 million.

10/15/2013

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3 Prison Guards Suspended For Alleged Inmate Abuse

Three county prison guards in Pennsylvania have been suspended and face charges they harassed and otherwise mistreated inmates.

10/04/2013

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