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Lawyer who helped prosecute Cosby joining Philadelphia firm

May. 24, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who was part of the team that prosecuted Bill Cosby is taking a job with a Philadelphia-based law firm. But Stewart Ryan will continue to serve as a special prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney's office until the comedian's sentencing is complete. Ryan...

Jury convicts man in fatal Pennsylvania hammer attack

May. 14, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A jury is rejecting a man's self-defense claim and convicting him of killing another man by repeatedly striking him in the head with a hammer. The Pottstown Mercury says 35-year-old Michael Raymond Bell was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder and other charges for the...

Bill Cosby judge weighs publicly disclosing jurors' names

May. 1, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The judge weighing whether to publicly identify members of the jury that convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault tore into the news media at a hearing on Tuesday, accusing reporters of stalking jurors at their homes and bombarding them with phone calls since last week's verdict. Judge...

Convicting America's Dad: Inside the Bill Cosby prosecution

Apr. 29, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In the tense moments before a jury convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the prosecutor who had branded him a "con man" and called him out for laughing during closing arguments started to worry about the global implications if the #MeToo era's first big trial went the other way....

The Latest: Judge orders house arrest for Bill Cosby

Apr. 27, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on reaction following a guilty verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A judge is confining Bill Cosby to his suburban Philadelphia home until the comedian is sentenced on sexual assault charges. Cosby must also wear a GPS monitoring...

Cosby confined to his home as team decries 'public lynching'

Apr. 27, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's team blasted his sexual-assault trial as a "public lynching" Friday and began looking ahead to an appeal as the judge ordered house arrest for the 80-year-old comedian and said he would be outfitted with a GPS ankle monitoring device. Cosby's appeal seems certain to...

Judge orders Bill Cosby to remain in suburban Philadelphia home and be fitted with GPS monitor after assault conviction

Apr. 27, 2018 4:25 PM EDT
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Judge orders Bill Cosby to remain in suburban Philadelphia home and be fitted with GPS monitor after assault conviction.

'The real Bill Cosby': Comedian convicted of sexual assault

Apr. 27, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — After decades of whispers, lawsuits, investigations and close calls — and a multitude of women who lost hope anyone would ever believe their word against that of America's Dad — Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for the remainder of his life. The comedian...

Comparing Cosby's 2 trials: More accusers and a conviction

Apr. 27, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The retrial that led to Bill Cosby's conviction Thursday on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion played out far differently than one that ended in a hung jury last year. This time, prosecutors had the advantage of calling five additional...

The Latest: Accuser calls Bill Cosby 'a raping monster'

Apr. 26, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 10:40 p.m. One of Bill Cosby's accusers says he's "a raping monster" and she looks forward to seeing him "in handcuffs on his way to prison" following his conviction on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at his...