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Philadelphia officer Lt. Jonathan Josey

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FIRED PHILLY POLICE LIEUTENANT ACCUSED OF PUNCHING WOMAN AT LAST YEAR'S PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE GETS HIS JOB BACK

A labor arbitrator ordered the city to reinstate Lt. Jonathan Josey with back pay. He was acquitted of assaulting a woman, although video appears to show him punching the woman in the face. Josey claims he swung at the woman to knock a beer bottle from her hand. The city has already paid her $75,000 to settle a lawsuit.

ATTORNEYS FOR GOV. TOM CORBETT, STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAY CLERK'S DECISION TO ISSUE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES RISKS SERIOUS HARM

The state's attorneys says the Montgomery County clerk's actions violate the separation of powers, because he's essentially making law by declaring the state's Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional — something that only the Legislature or courts can do.

SEARCH IS OFF FOR MISSING 7-MONTH-OLD BOY UNTIL POLICE GET NEW INFORMATION

The search for Hamza Ali began last week after he was allegedly kidnapped by his mother's boyfriend. Officers near Columbia have used dogs and boats to try to find the child, who they suspect might be dead.

GOV. TOM CORBETT'S SON-IN-LAW HAS COURT DATE

Forty-three-year-old Jerold Gibson, a former Philadelphia police narcotics officer, faces a preliminary hearing today on charges he stole money while on duty. Gibson is married but separated from Corbett's daughter, Kate.

PIRATES STILL WALKING TALL, BUT CALL UP BIG STICK ANYWAY

Pittsburgh is calling up power-hitting outfielder Andrew Lambo before a crucial three-game series at St. Louis, which trails the Pirates by three games in the National League Central. Lambo has 31 home runs and 97 RBI in 117 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis this season.
 

 

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