Category Archives: Court records

Matthew Diehl’s court documents related to Rodney Miller’s death, other cases

Here are court documents for Matthew Scott Diehl, 32, of Shrewsbury, who is charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence and other violations connected to the death of Loganville Volunteer Fire Chief Rodney Paul Miller. Diehl pleaded guilty … Continue reading

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Angel Food Ministries leaders plead guilty to federal charges

Joe and Linda Wingo, the husband-and-wife founders of the food nonprofit Angel Food Ministries, and their son Andy have pleaded guilty to federal charges, according to court records (scroll down for documents). In December 2011, a Georgia grand jury indicted … Continue reading

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Pa. high courts soon will post online more financial information, including salaries

Pennsylvania’s higher courts are going to put online more financial data about themselves.

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Stetler support letters released after public-records request

Right after Steve Stetler was sentenced on public corruption charges in September, court reporter Rick Lee asked Dauphin County court for the letters that were written in support of Stetler and sent to the judge. No, the judge said. Rick … Continue reading

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Pa. Supreme Court OKs grand juries that could replace public hearings in witness intimidation cases

The state Supreme Court reinstated “indicting grand juries,” or grand juries that would determine whether prosecutors have probable cause to hold a case over for trial. The goal is to reduce witness intimidation, the court says. Unlike at a public … Continue reading

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Original documents are foundation of report on York County businessman, court judgments and Alabama project

The work by Sean Adkins and Lauren Boyer on today’s story about a York County businessman who wants to build a massive city-and-road project in Alabama — but who (with his companies) owes millions to businesses in York County — is an example of how open records can be a vital source of information.

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Key documents offer deeper look at Stetler corruption case

If you’re following the trial of former state representative and state revenue secretary Steve Stetler and want to dig deeper than daily news stories, you can dive into the case’s paperwork. Key documents in the Stetler political corruption case are … Continue reading

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Re Pennsylvania Superior Court: Tell me if this sounds like good customer service

Sometime after 3 p.m. today our court reporter, Rick Lee, tweeted that the state Superior Court had denied Zachary Witman a new trial. Rick had to duck back into a trial he was covering, so in the office, we started … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Charging documents in sex-abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky, who at one time was thought to be Joe Paterno’s successor as Penn State’s head football coach, now faces sex-abuse charges, according to documents filed today in Centre County.  Read the list of charges here. Note that the … Continue reading

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New blog gets you inside the York County courthouse

Crime and public records go hand-in-hand, so if you’re checking in on this blog you might be interested in a new blog we just launched: The Docket Sheet, by court reporter Rick Lee. Nobody knows the county’s court system like … Continue reading

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