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Court orders new trial for Gosnell codefendant

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:23 PM An unlicensed doctor convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the trial of West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell should have been tried separately because of Gosnell's notoriety, a Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled.

911 tape of dad shooting daughter's boyfriend stuns judge

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1:51 PM Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1:20 PM A Northeast Philadelphia man was held for trial on voluntary manslaughter Wednesday in the September shooting of a man he encountered in his daughter's bedroom. "Don't you move! I will shoot you!"

More questions from jury in ironworkers case

philly.com — Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015, 1:12 PM The federal jury deliberating the racketeering conspiracy case against Philadelphia Ironworkers Union boss Joseph Dougherty returned to open court at noon on Friday to hear two more FBI wiretap tapes and get some legal definitions.

More questions from jury in ironworkers case

philly.com — Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015, 1:12 PM The federal jury deliberating the racketeering conspiracy case against Philadelphia Ironworkers Union boss Joseph Dougherty returned to open court at noon on Friday to hear two more FBI wiretap tapes and get some legal definitions.

Troubles with the ironworkers jury?

philly.com — Last updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 3:07 PM Deliberations in the racketeering conspiracy trial of Philadelphia Ironworkers Union boss Joseph Dougherty have apparently been stopped by one or more of jurors not participating in the process. U.S. District Judge Michael M. Baylson brought the parties back into court at about 2:15 p.m.

Dougherty back at court as jury deliberations resume

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:26 PM Philadelphia Ironworkers Union boss Joseph Dougherty was out of hospital and back at federal court Wednesday as a jury resumed deliberations in the racketeering conspiracy case against him. The first day of deliberations on Tuesday ended with the 73-year-old Dougherty complaining about breathing problems and taken to Pennsylvania Hospital for several hours of evaluation.

Racketeering trial of Ironworkers' union boss headed to jury

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 1:48 PM Two views of Philadelphia Ironworkers Union boss Joseph Dougherty - general waging a vandalism campaign against nonunion contractors, or aging leader undermined by ruthless underlings - will shortly be given to a federal jury to decide. U.S. District Judge Michael M.

Another former official testifies against ironworkers' union boss

philly.com — Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015, 1:26 PM Another former Ironworkers Union business agent took the witness stand Monday and told a federal jury that Local 401 boss Joseph Dougherty clearly approved of vandalizing nonunion job sites.

Wiretaps disclosed to jury as trial of Ironworkers boss nears end

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, January 9, 2015, 3:06 PM Shortly after 10 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2013, an aide phoned ironworkers union boss Joseph Dougherty with the news that Local 401 business agent Edward Sweeney had been acquitted of threatening a woman who worked for a nonunion contractor.

Another Local 401 official testifies against union boss Joseph Dougherty

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 3:44 PM Philadelphia Ironworkers Union boss Joseph Dougherty got him into the union and gave him his first job. And when Edward Sweeney got married, "Joe Doc" walked his bride up the aisle and gave her away. Later, the two families shared Easter dinners for five years.
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Jan 21, 2015

Abortion doc Gosnell codefendant Eileen O'Neill gets new trial. Pa. Super Ct. says fair trial impossible cause Gosnell notoriety - More TK

Jan 21, 2015

RT @PhillyInquirer: BREAKING: Former sportscaster Don #Tollefson guilty on all counts in his fraud trial. Story TK.

Jan 21, 2015

Horrifying 911 tape of fatal confrontation between NE Philly man & daughter's boyfriend in her bedroom. bit.ly/1Jg0aqS

Jan 20, 2015

Don't bet on a jury: after last week's problems, fed jury in Philly convicts Ironworkers Union boss Joe Dougherty. bit.ly/1CxQQMG

Jan 20, 2015

RT @PhillyInquirer: Federal jury finds Ironworkers union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of all charges in case of intimidation, violence. philly.com/philly/news/20…

Jan 20, 2015

I object! Why you shouldn't, unless you're a lawyer. The hazards of people who represent themselves. bit.ly/1J4Nyoj

Jan 16, 2015

No verdict: Philly jury in racketeering case of Ironworkers Union boss Joe Dougherty breaks for the three-day weekend, returns on Tuesday.

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