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US court: Feds can't withhold funds from sanctuary cities

Feb. 15, 2019 3:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Justice Department can't deny Philadelphia millions in public safety funding because of its status as a "sanctuary city." The ruling echoes others that block the department from withholding funds to cities that refuse to cooperate with...

US attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

Feb. 6, 2019 4:53 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city's opioid problem. The lawsuit pits U.S. Attorney William McSwain's stance on safe injection sites against those of...

Philly union leader pleads not guilty in embezzlement case

Feb. 1, 2019 3:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful Philadelphia union leader pleaded not guilty on Friday in an embezzlement and influence-peddling case that reached City Hall. Johnny "Doc" Dougherty, 58, has been a major political player in Pennsylvania, steering $30 million raised by the local electricians union to mostly...

Feds indict powerful Philly union boss, councilman, others

Jan. 30, 2019 5:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful union boss with a tight grip on construction jobs in the Philadelphia region and outsized influence in city and state politics has been indicted in alleged schemes to embezzle more than $600,000 and have a councilman on the union payroll do his bidding at City Hall. Johnny...