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  1. For Shaurn Thomas, faith triumphed over 24 years of injusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 |

    Will Bunch has worked at the Daily News for 20-plus years and is now senior writer. Since 2005, he's written the uber-opinionated, fair-but-dangerously unbalanced opinion blog "Attytood," covering a range of topics ; it's been named best blog in the state by the Associated Press Managing Editors and best blog in the city by Philadelphia Magazine.


  2. After hearing, freedom imminent for inmate imprisoned 24 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 |

    After serving 24 years in prison for a 1990 murder he maintained he did not commit , Thomas, 43, was exonerated Tuesday morning after the District Attorney's Office agreed with his lawyers that the evidence against him did not support his conviction. The news delighted a Center City courtroom packed with Thomas' supporters, including his fiancee, Stephonia Long, and attorneys who for years have fought on his behalf: James Figorski, a former Philadelphia police lieutenant, and Marissa Bluestine, legal director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.


  3. Pa. man reunites with first responders who saved his life18 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2017 |

    Malloy and his family reunited earlier this month with emergency personnel and students working toward their EMT certification at the Hegins Area Ambulance Association building. He doesn't remember much about Jan. 3 when he fell ill shortly after 9:30 p.m. Doctors told him he suffered a cardiac event known as the "widow maker," a heart attack that was caused by a blockage in his left anterior descending artery.


  4. Cops: Mom attacks Pa. assistant principal after welfare hearing20 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 |

    Police say a Pennsylvania woman beat up her daughter's assistant vice principal after she testified at a child welfare hearing. Pottsville police say 37-year-old Carisa Rhoads went after North Schuylkill Elementary official Janel Hansbury after Monday's county Children and Youth hearing.


  5. Switch of Pa. couple's voter registrations probed54 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 |

    State police are investigating a report that an eastern Pennsylvania couple's voter registration records were switched from Republican to Democrat without their knowledge. Troopers at the Frackville barracks say they're treating the case involving the New Ringgold couple as one of possible election fraud and forgery.


  6. Philly man can leave solitary confinement after 37 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 |

    In a case that trained a harsh spotlight on the state's corrections practices, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that a convicted murderer from Philadelphia who has spent nearly 37 years in solitary confinement must be transitioned into the prison's general population. Judge Christopher C. Conner said prison officials' decision to keep Arthur Johnson in "institutional exile" for decades in an "area smaller than the average horse stall" at the state prison at Frackville because they thought he was a security threat was flawed.


  7. No decision yet on ending inmate's 37 years of solitary confinementRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 |

    Testifying before a federal judge Thursday, the former head of the state's prison system and its current chief offered radically different opinions over freeing from solitary confinement a 64-year-old inmate who has spent nearly 37 years confined 23 hours a day to a 7-by-12-foot cell. Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said Arthur Johnson could not be placed among the general population because he still has it in him to try to escape, and still has the capacity to kill during the attempt.


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