- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday.

SIX FORMER PHILADELPHIA NARCOTICS OFFICERS GO ON TRIAL IN ALLEGED SHAKEDOWN ENTERPRISE

The federal court trial hinges on the credibility of about 20 drug suspects and one turncoat cop. The former officers are accused of beating and robbing drug dealers, then pocketing cash and cocaine they seized on the job.

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FEDERAL LAWSUITS TO DETERMINE FATE OF LAW DESIGNED TO PROTECT CRIME VICTIMS



The law being challenged lets victims of violent crimes seek injunctions against offenders who act in ways that perpetuate their mental anguish. Convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal is among those challenging the law, saying it violates his constitutional rights.

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SMALL PLANE CRASH NEAR PHILADELPHIA KILLS TWO

Emergency officials said the crash was reported Sunday afternoon near Brandywine Airport, located about 20 miles west of Philadelphia. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Piper PA28 took off from the airport before crashing and bursting into flames. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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TROOPER WOUNDED IN AMBUSH HOPES TO RETURN TO WORK WITH STATE POLICE

Trooper Alex Douglass, wounded in the Sept. 12 shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, made his first public remarks Saturday as the borough of Dunmore named a road near the community center after Dickson. After a 48-day manhunt in the Pocono Mountains, police arrested 31-year-old survivalist Eric Frein.

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OFF-DUTY OFFICER FATALLY SHOT INSIDE SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA HOME, BUT POLICE SAY THEY’RE NOT SEARCHING FOR A SUSPECT

Darby Township police say they found the officer in an upstairs bedroom with a single gunshot wound to his chest Saturday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. He had worked part-time for the same department.

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