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Ex-Philly news anchor's charges reduced (Alycia Lane)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/08 | Samuel Maull - ap

Posted on 02/25/2008 3:53:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK - A former Philadelphia TV news anchor accused of hitting a New York police officer left court a free woman Monday after a judge said she will dismiss newly reduced charges if the defendant behaves for six months.

Charges against Alycia Lane, 35, were downgraded to misdemeanors after prosecutors said scratches on the female officer's face weren't serious enough to warrant felony assault charges.

Lane's lawyer David S. Smith denied she hit the officer early Dec. 16.

A police complaint said she put a video camera in the face of another officer as he tried to put a drunk person in a taxicab. When the female officer intervened, Lane identified herself as a reporter and cursed at her, the complaint said.

Lane then hit her in the face, causing two lacerations and swelling, according to the complaint.

"Alycia has maintained, and continues to maintain, that she is innocent of this charge," Smith said as he, Lane and Philadelphia radio personality Chris Booker left court.

Criminal Court Judge Dina Douglas told Lane her case was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal, meaning if she isn't arrested in the next six months for any reason the charges will be dismissed.

"I just want to say I'm so glad it's over, and I want to thank all those who supported me," Lane said outside court.

Lane also made news in May 2007 in reports that she e-mailed bikini snapshots of herself to a married NFL Network anchor, Rich Eisen. And she tearfully discussed her divorce on the "Dr. Phil" show.

Lane was fired Jan. 7 from Philadelphia's KYW-TV and said she is unsure about her next career move.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: alycialane; anchor; charges; news; philly; reduced

1 posted on 02/25/2008 3:53:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

According to the police complaint, the Emmy-winning anchor yelled at the female police officer, “I don’t give a f-— who you are, I’m a f-—ing TV reporter, you f-—ing dyke,” according to Philadelphiawilldo.com, a Philadelphia Weekly blog.


2 posted on 02/25/2008 3:58:55 PM PST by kcvl
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3 posted on 02/25/2008 3:59:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

Alycia Lane

4 posted on 02/25/2008 4:00:17 PM PST by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge

not guilty


5 posted on 02/25/2008 4:00:21 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: kcvl

Alycia Lane On Path To Sainthood

http://willdo.philadelphiaweekly.com/archives/alycia_lane


6 posted on 02/25/2008 4:00:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge
"were downgraded to misdemeanors after prosecutors said scratches on the female officer's face weren't serious enough to warrant felony assault charges."

And yet I just read on FR this morning about a lady arrested for felony assault on a Secret Service agent when she threw some egg salad on the guy. Assault by sandwich is the official charge I think :)

7 posted on 02/25/2008 4:02:40 PM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: kcvl

Unconvictable, that’s what you are, Oh my Darling, You are so Unconvictable.....

Not Guilty.


8 posted on 02/25/2008 4:02:42 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

She it TOO HOT to be found guilty.

9 posted on 02/25/2008 4:03:22 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl
She it TOO HOT to be found guilty.

Maybe. But I don't care what she looks like...she's still a no-class, arrogant, foul mouth, elitist beeyatch.

10 posted on 02/25/2008 4:07:11 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Bureaucracy is a parasite that preys on Free Thought and suffocates Free Spirit.)
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To: kcvl
"the Emmy-winning anchor yelled at the female police officer, “I don’t give a f-— who you are, I’m a f-—ing TV reporter, you f-—ing dyke,”"

sounds like your average MSM reporter after a few drinks or maybe some lines of coke...... they're all much too full of themselves, and it doesn't even take that much to expose their arrogance.....
11 posted on 02/25/2008 4:08:28 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: we'll send Pelosi and Brezinski to Damascus, that's our foreign policy!!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Txt message she sent the judge prior to sentencing...

12 posted on 02/25/2008 4:08:29 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: NormsRevenge

GUILTY! Sentence Alycia to house arrest at the Cat’s house!


13 posted on 02/25/2008 4:11:01 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: BurbankKarl
If that’s a text message, I’d like the Braille version.
14 posted on 02/25/2008 4:14:32 PM PST by Quick Shot
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To: NormsRevenge

Back in the day, someone who hit an NYC cop would wind up unconscious.


15 posted on 02/25/2008 4:19:55 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I woudl suggest community service - she can serve in my community any time...


16 posted on 02/25/2008 4:21:54 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: rednesss

We’re all equal....some are just a little more...


17 posted on 02/25/2008 4:25:14 PM PST by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: NormsRevenge

Count me as one that doesn’t support the bitch.


18 posted on 02/25/2008 4:25:54 PM PST by sport
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To: NormsRevenge

‘cause she’s just so darned cute?


19 posted on 02/25/2008 4:28:16 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: NonValueAdded

I don’t think she’s all that cute in the picture in #4. I think she looks kinda hung over... or somethin...


20 posted on 02/25/2008 4:35:11 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: NormsRevenge

Guilty!


21 posted on 02/25/2008 4:39:13 PM PST by Brucifer (G. W. Bush "The dog ate my copy of the Constitution.")
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To: BurbankKarl

wow, she’s way too hot for local news, she belongs on FoxNews!! [Of course, as a drunken cop-hitter she belongs in jail, so throw her in the klink for a few months and then let her work out her “community service” hours subbing for other reporters on FoxNews.......]


22 posted on 02/25/2008 4:51:34 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: we'll send Pelosi and Brezinski to Damascus, that's our foreign policy!!)
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To: OKSooner

I think that is a photoshop haha


23 posted on 02/25/2008 5:01:15 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: kcvl

Must have been a hard winter in Philly this year!


24 posted on 02/25/2008 5:06:02 PM PST by Tallguy (Tagline is offline till something better comes along...)
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To: BurbankKarl

She is sooo...innocent.


25 posted on 02/25/2008 5:32:16 PM PST by Eagles6
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