News Briefings

MontCo marriages still in limbo

Montgomery County officials say they’re working diligently to obtain state validation for about 100 same-sex marriages performed by Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes.

PGN seeks certified Morris records

Last week, PGN asked the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for certified copies of dispatch records pertaining to the Nizah Morris case.

Memorial set for Charlene Arcila

The community is invited to remember transgender pioneer Charlene Arcila at a memorial this weekend.

Court won’t consider appeal in Shephard case

The state Supreme Court has declined to consider the appeal of William F. Smithson, who’s convicted of murdering Jason Shephard in 2006.

PA Supreme Court reinstates monsignor’s convictions

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reinstated its pivotal child-endangerment conviction of Msgr. William J. Lynn on Monday. Lynn was the first Catholic official found guilty for his supervisory role in the clergy sex-abuse scandal.

Killer of gay man won’t appeal to Supreme Court

Frank R. Chester, who murdered Anthony V. Milano almost 30 years ago, won’t appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court for a new trial.

DOJ may intervene in Blatt case

The U.S. Department of Justice has requested a 60-day deadline extension to decide whether it will intervene in the Kate Blatt case.

Trial delayed for former Colours director

A trial slated to start last week for the former executive director of The Colours Organization, Inc., who is accused of stealing money from the organization, has been postponed.

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