Police in Pennsylvania are still seeking to identify and arrest some of the people in two recent school bus stop brawls in Swissvale that involved both students and parents. The fact that were so many people involved, 60-70, has police calling the incidents riots.
The story of the violent gang of Philadelphia mobsters, who terrorized Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, particularly the City of Richmond, in the early 1930s.
Who killed David and Carol Keeffe and why? Over four years passed before authorities finally made an arrest, leading some to question whether their killer would ever be caught.
On December 21, 1991, with her dying breath Laurie named her killer—or did she? The prosecution of this murder managed to tie the Pennsylvania justice system in knots for 14 years.
Former police chief of Rankin, Penn., Darryl Briston, was arrested and tased into compliance. He died of cardiac arrest soon after.
This violent rapist and murderer claimed seven or eight victims. Unlikely suspect Leonard Christopher was convicted of one murder, but prosecutors never linked him to any of the others. In fact, one of the murders occurred while he was in jail. On December 11, 1990, when his case went to the jury, Christopher’s lawyer announced, "The case stinks. It’s garbage."
Some people never learn. Jose Antonio Ramos, the first suspect in the case of missing boy Etan Patz, just completed a sentence of 20 years in a Pennsylvania prison for molesting children, and was immediately rearrested after police determined that he gave them inaccurate address information.
A man accused of shooting his 8-year-old cousin believing her to be a skunk has been charged. Police say the man’s mother asked him to shoot the skunk and held a flashlight for him while he fired.
No one was hurt in this roommate situation gone bad, but one Pennsylvania man is in jail following a forced entry into his home after his roommate locked him out. Then it got out of hand.
A 9-year-old girl was dressed in a black outfit with a black hat during a Halloween party at a home in New Sewickley Township, Pa. While two to three dozen guests enjoyed themselves, the girl went to the edge of a hill to hide. After seeing her figure in the dark, police say a relative mistook her for a skunk, took out his shotgun and fired.