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PHILADELPHIA | Items owned by Tupac Shakur donated to Temple University

PHILADELPHIA — Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University, including a bullet-dented golden medallion the rapper was wearing in 1994 when he was shot five times. The rapper’s items will be on display at the school’s main campus at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection. The collection consists of roughly 500,000 … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Items owned by Tupac Shakur donated to Temple University

Board recommends Cosby be found a sexually violent predator

Bill Cosby should be classified as a sexually violent predator, according to an evaluation by Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. The district attorney’s office that prosecuted Cosby asked a judge in a filing Tuesday to schedule a hearing on whether to accept the recommendation. No date was immediately set. “We will see them in court,” … Continue reading Board recommends Cosby be found a sexually violent predator

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | No verdict from Cosby jury; defense lawyers slammed

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case ended a marathon first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to “victim-shame” the parade of women who have leveled accusations against the 80-year-old comedian. In the first big … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | No verdict from Cosby jury; defense lawyers slammed

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby’s star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

NORRISTOWN, Pa. |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The chief accuser at Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified on Wednesday, a day that also featured prosecutors introducing Cosby’s explosive deposition testimony about giving a 1970s party drug to women before sex. … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby’s star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

NORRISTOWN, Pa | Jurors are hearing Bill Cosby’s deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Jurors are hearing Bill Cosby’s deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex. Cosby made the damaging admission when he testified in 2005 as part of his chief accuser’s civil lawsuit against him. Prosecutors … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa | Jurors are hearing Bill Cosby’s deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex

NORRISTOWN, Pa | Judge rules jury can hear Bill Cosby’s Quaalude testimony

NORRISTOWN, Pa.  | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The jury at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial can hear the comedian’s decade-old testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex, a judge ruled Tuesday, handing the prosecution a key victory in its effort to portray him as a serial predator. Judge Steven O’Neill ruled that prosecutors can … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa | Judge rules jury can hear Bill Cosby’s Quaalude testimony

NORRISTOWN, Pa | Bill Cosby’s accuser, her mom testify at sex-assault retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Bill Cosby’s chief accuser at his sexual-assault trial on Monday denied framing him and said she doesn’t know a key witness who plans to testify she spoke of leveling false accusations against a celebrity. Andrea Constand told jurors she doesn’t “recall ever having a conversation with” Marguerite … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa | Bill Cosby’s accuser, her mom testify at sex-assault retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa | Bill Cosby lawyer paints accuser as unrequited lover

NORRISTOWN, Pa.  | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Bill Cosby’s chief accuser spent late nights at the comedian’s home, drove four hours to see him at a casino and called him twice on Valentine’s Day, about a month after she says he drugged and molested her, jurors learned Monday as the defense sought to undercut her … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa | Bill Cosby lawyer paints accuser as unrequited lover