News Briefings

Deadline extension granted in trans case

A federal judge has granted a two-week extension for transwoman Kate L. Blatt to challenge the legality of excluding gender-identity disorder protection in

D.A. urges withdrawal of Morris appeal

In a Dec. 17 email, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office urged PGN to withdraw its legal appeal for complete dispatch records

Former Mazzoni CFO waives arraignment

The former finance head of Mazzoni Center last month waived his arraignment on dozens of charges connected to a series of DUI incidents.

No death penalty in Williams case

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office won’t seek the death penalty for Charles N. Sargent, who allegedly stabbed and dismembered Diamond Williams, a local transgender woman.

Appeals panel announced in Shephard case

The composition of a three-judge panel that will decide whether William F. Smithson gets a new trial in the Jason Shephard murder case was announced last week.

PAC supports City Council legislation

The city’s Police Advisory Commission this week announced its support for pending City Council legislation that would increase the PAC’s funding, staff and autonomy.

Oral arguments set in Milano case

Oral arguments are scheduled for January in the case of Anthony Milano, a Bucks County gay man who was brutally slashed to death in 1987.

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