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Drone Drops Drugs In Ohio Prison Yard

Officials say a drone dropped a package of drugs into a northern Ohio prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight.

08/04/2015

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Former Pa. Lawmaker Veon To Be Released From Prison

A former high-ranking Pennsylvania lawmaker who was convicted of public corruption will be released from state prison this week.

06/17/2015

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No Longer Handcuffed, Ex-Judge Mails Out Apology Letters

A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice has finally mailed apology letters to every other judge in the state as part of her criminal sentence for using her state-paid staff to run her political campaigns.

04/16/2015

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Police: Pa. Man Watched As Girlfriend Raped Boy, 12

Police say a central Pennsylvania man watched as his girlfriend raped a 12-year-old boy and then had sex with her in front of the boy.

01/23/2015

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Woman Sentenced To Jail For Downloading Child Porn To Frame Hubby

A woman convicted of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband must spend six months to two years in county jail.

12/16/2014

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Woman Convicted Of Stealing Baby From Pittsburgh Hospital Dies

A woman serving time for kidnapping a newborn baby from a Pittsburgh hospital has died.

12/06/2014

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Ex-Police Chief Says He’s Found God, Seeking Reduced Sentence For Extortion

A former southwestern Pennsylvania police chief serving more than 11 years behind bars for extortion wants a federal judge to reduce his sentence to less than seven years because he’s tried to turn his life around and found God.

12/04/2014

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Fired Guards Charged With Cuffing Inmate To Shower

Two Pennsylvania county jail guards have been fired and charged with handcuffing an inmate to a shower stall for more than 30 minutes as they threw boxes, toilet paper rolls and rubber gloves filled with water at him.

11/20/2014

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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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