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More Than Just Academics As Philadelphia School Arranges a Sisters' Reunion

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As it gave out academic awards to seniors this morning, a Philadelphia charter high school in center city had a special presentation for one senior:  her sister, serving in the United States Air Force, had returned home early for Christmas. 131 more words

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Former Daycare Operator Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Drowning Death Of 7-Year-Old Boy

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A former Philadelphia Daycare operator has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the drowning death of a seven-year-old boy in a dirty in-ground backyard pool. 186 more words

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Phila. Traffic Judge Pleads Guilty in Another Corruption Case

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As expected for weeks, former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Thomasine Tynes today pleaded guilty — again.

But the new conviction won’t mean additional prison time.  156 more words

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Chaka Fattah Jr. Ignores Judge's Advice, Insists on Representing Himself at Tax Trial

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chaka Fattah Jr., son of the Philadelphia congressman, is now both client and legal counsel in federal court.

Indicating disagreements with his current defense counsel and against the blunt advice of trial judge Harvey Bartle III, Chaka Fattah Jr. 147 more words

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Former Philadelphia Judge Sentenced For Lying During Ticket-Fixing Probe

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Rejecting a defense request for house arrest or probation for the 71-year-old defendant, a federal judge today sentenced former Philadelphia Traffic Court president judge Thomasine Tynes to two years in prison for lying to authorities in a wide-ranging ticket fixing case. 102 more words

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