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February 6, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Three weeks after being sworn in, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane has delivered on a promise to name a top aide to review the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case. Kane on Monday appointed H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr., a former Philadelphia federal prosecutor who led the inquiry into the botched 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Texas, as her special deputy to head the review. "Mr. Moulton is a highly respected former federal prosecutor who will assist us in providing a comprehensive and independent examination of the facts surrounding the handling of the Sandusky investigation," Kane said in a statement.
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January 11, 2013 | By Angela Couloumbisand Amy Worden, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - The state's attorney general-elect is putting her money where her mouth is. Following up on a promise she made on the campaign trail last fall, Kathleen Kane said Thursday that immediately upon taking office next week, she would appoint a special deputy to oversee a review of how the Attorney General's Office handled the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse investigation. "We want to gather up the material and make sure the review is timely," Kane said in an interview.
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April 30, 1988 | By Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
The state health commissioner said yesterday that she would not issue any new permits to nursing homes until the Attorney General's Office finished an investigation into how the permits were awarded. Her decision means that 24 applications, including two for a Cherry Hill home, are in limbo until the investigation is over, and that no new applications for the permits, called certificates of need, will be accepted. "This action is being taken, after careful deliberation, in the interests of ensuring that the decisions ultimately made on these pending certificate of need applications are the result of a sound and stable process which is scrupulously free of concerns about its integrity due to the present investigation," Commissioner Molly Joel Coye said in a statement.
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March 15, 1994 | By Marc Kaufman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Early this month, 83-year-old William Young was taken from his room at the Tucker House Nursing Home in North Philadelphia to the Hahnemann University Hospital emergency room. He was covered with more than 20 bedsores, and a strong, foul odor emanated from his wounds. One bedsore, on his right shoulder, was so large and deep that muscles, tendons and bones could be seen. Young was also dehydrated and malnourished. After examining Young, Hahnemann nurse specialist Linda Thomas was "outraged and horrified" at what she saw, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by the state Attorney General's Office.
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May 19, 2012 | Associated Press
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's army said it had detained a third general for questioning on Thursday, hours after a judge placed the two other officers under a form of house arrest pending an investigation for possible links to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel. A Defense Department statement did not say specifically whether retired Gen. Ricardo Escorcia was detained in connection with same allegations pending against the other two generals, who were brought in on Tuesday. But it did note that the detention order for Escorcia's was issued "simultaneously with the two previous detentions, with the aim of having him testify in the investigations" being carried out by civilian prosecutors.
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January 12, 2012 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - In an unexpected move, State Sen. John Rafferty (R., Montgomery) dropped out of the attorney general's race after Gov. Corbett threw his support behind his GOP opponent in the primary. "The governor has communicated to me that he will be supporting Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed for the office of attorney general; therefore, I will be suspending my campaign for the same office," Rafferty said in a statement late Wednesday. Rafferty's decision means Freed will likely run unopposed in the April GOP primary.
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February 29, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just when it looked to be down to two, a new name emerged this week in the Democratic primary race for Pennsylvania attorney general - that of former Auditor General Don Bailey. Few knew that the 66-year-old civil-rights lawyer had filed to join the race this month, only to be rejected by the secretary of state for signature irregularities on his petition. But Commonwealth Court upheld Bailey's filings and quietly ordered him back on the ballot last week. Bailey - who served as the state's elected government watchdog from 1985 to 1989 and before that as a member of Congress - said he felt compelled to join the race by his disappointment in the other Democrats vying for nomination: former Bucks County U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy and ex-Lackawanna County prosecutor Kathleen Kane.
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April 30, 2012
Authorities in Delaware are investigating the shooting death late Saturday of a burglary suspect confronted by police in a vacant Wilmington store. Police said an officer on patrol spotted someone entering the store late Saturday and followed the suspect inside. Master Sgt. Paul E. Reutter said the suspect did not heed commands by the unidentified officer and fled into a basement, where he attacked the officer. Reutter said the officer shot the suspect after nonlethal attempts to stop the assault were unsuccessful.
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January 17, 2013 | By Bob Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker, leader of the city's House delegation in Harrisburg, was found guilty of drunken driving Wednesday for a 2011 incident in which her blood-alcohol level tested at twice Pennsylvania's legal threshold of intoxication. After a brief trial without witnesses in the Criminal Justice Center, the former president judge of Montgomery County Court, S. Gerald Corso, ruled Parker guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, based on police arrest records, Breathalyzer results, and related documents.
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February 7, 2013 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office is turning over prosecution of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale accused killers to Camden County after being notified that members of her family planned to sue the office. In a statement Wednesday, the office said going ahead with a prosecution under the cloud of a likely suit "created a potential conflict. " The announcement came shortly after it was learned that Autumn's mother, Jennifer Cornwell, had filed a suit against her ex-husband, Anthony Pasquale, in a dispute over control of a memorial fund set up in their daughter's name.
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February 7, 2013 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office is turning over prosecution of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale accused killers to Camden County after being notified that members of her family planned to sue the office. In a statement Wednesday, the office said going ahead with a prosecution under the cloud of a likely suit "created a potential conflict. " The announcement came shortly after it was learned that Autumn's mother, Jennifer Cornwell, had filed a suit against her ex-husband, Anthony Pasquale, in a dispute over control of a memorial fund set up in their daughter's name.
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February 6, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Three weeks after being sworn in, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane has delivered on a promise to name a top aide to review the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case. Kane on Monday appointed H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr., a former Philadelphia federal prosecutor who led the inquiry into the botched 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Texas, as her special deputy to head the review. "Mr. Moulton is a highly respected former federal prosecutor who will assist us in providing a comprehensive and independent examination of the facts surrounding the handling of the Sandusky investigation," Kane said in a statement.
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January 28, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
A path laden with political and legal land mines lies ahead for Kathleen Kane's promised investigation of actions taken by one of her predecessors as Pennsylvania attorney general - Gov. Corbett. Experts warn that Kane's inquiry into Corbett's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case could damage Corbett's administration, demoralize career professionals in her own office, and complicate the prosecutions of the three remaining defendants in the Sandusky case, all former officials of Pennsylvania State University.
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January 18, 2013 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker, leader of the city's House delegation in Harrisburg, was found guilty of drunken driving Wednesday for a 2011 incident in which her blood-alcohol level tested at twice Pennsylvania's legal threshold of intoxication. After a brief trial without witnesses in the Criminal Justice Center, the former president judge of Montgomery County Court, S. Gerald Corso, ruled Parker guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, based on police arrest records, Breathalyzer results, and related documents.
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January 17, 2013 | By Bob Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker, leader of the city's House delegation in Harrisburg, was found guilty of drunken driving Wednesday for a 2011 incident in which her blood-alcohol level tested at twice Pennsylvania's legal threshold of intoxication. After a brief trial without witnesses in the Criminal Justice Center, the former president judge of Montgomery County Court, S. Gerald Corso, ruled Parker guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, based on police arrest records, Breathalyzer results, and related documents.
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January 12, 2013 | By Angela Couloumbis and Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - The state's attorney general-elect is putting her money where her mouth is. Following up on a promise she made on the campaign trail last fall, Kathleen Kane said Thursday that immediately upon taking office next week, she would appoint a special deputy to oversee a review of how the Attorney General's Office handled the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse investigation. "We want to gather up the material and make sure the review is timely," Kane said in an interview.
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January 11, 2013
  K ATHLEEN KANE , the first Democrat and first woman elected as attorney general of Pennsylvania, announced her executive team Thursday in advance of taking office Tuesday. Her selections demonstrate how the state's governmental and political community can be a small circle. Kane and her new righthand man go back two decades. Adrian King Jr. will be her first deputy attorney general. The pair met and dated while attending Temple University's School of Law (class of 1993)
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January 11, 2013 | By Angela Couloumbisand Amy Worden, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - The state's attorney general-elect is putting her money where her mouth is. Following up on a promise she made on the campaign trail last fall, Kathleen Kane said Thursday that immediately upon taking office next week, she would appoint a special deputy to oversee a review of how the Attorney General's Office handled the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse investigation. "We want to gather up the material and make sure the review is timely," Kane said in an interview.
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November 20, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kathleen Kane has a simple explanation for her historic Nov. 6 win as the first woman and first Democrat elected attorney general of Pennsylvania: "I was the right person for the job at the right time. " But the path to her victory was not always so clear. Less than a year ago, top members of her party dismissed the 46-year-old newcomer, who had no statewide profile and had never risen above the rank of Lackawanna County assistant district attorney. Democratic leaders may be licking their chops at the prospects for their freshly minted political star, notwithstanding her own vow to focus on her new job. But the story of Kane's unlikely rise - forged through a combination of savvy campaigning, self-funding, and a neophyte's gift for surprise political maneuvers - has also left some party elders asking: now that she has cleared her own path to Harrisburg, what will she do once she gets there?
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