Criminal Justice

Yoda, a search dog for Customs and Border Patrol, helped authorities capture escaped murderer Daniel Cavalcante in Chester County on Sept. 13, 2023. (Photo: US Customs and Border Patrol)
Meet Yoda, the Dog Who Helped Authorities Capture Daniel Cavalcante

A Belgian Malinois named Yoda helped police capture escaped murderer Daniel Cavalcante in Chester County on Wednesday.

Danelo Souza Cavalcante is taken into custody at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at Avondale Pa., on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. Cavalcante was captured Wednesday after eluding hundreds of searchers for two weeks.(Pennsylvania State Police via AP)
Escaped Murderer Danelo Cavalcante Arrested After 2 Weeks on the Run in Chester County

Authorities captured Cavalcante in the woods Wednesday morning, bringing relief to anxious residents who had endured sleepless nights as he hid in the woods, broke into homes, changed his appearance, and fled under gunfire with a rifle pilfered from a garage.

Philadelphia police officer Mark Dial enters the 1st Police District, Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 in Philadelphia.  Dial fatally shot Eddie Irizarry during a traffic stop on August 14, 2023.  (Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Ex-Philadelphia Police Officer Surrenders on Murder Charges After Fatal Shooting of Eddie Irizarry

Bodycam footage showed Mark Dial firing his weapon through the driver's side window of Irizarry's sedan about seven seconds after getting out of a police SUV and striding over to the car.

FILE - Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023.  Outlaw will step down this month to take a leadership position with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the mayor said Tuesday, Sept. 5.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw Resigns, Months Before End of Mayor’s Second Term

Outlaw leaves after a bumpy three years on the job that began just before the pandemic lockdowns and was quickly followed by intense protests that broke out in Philadelphia and across the country in the summer of 2020 over the police killing of Black people.

FILE: Former Somerset County D.A. Jeffrey Thomas arrives for a preliminary hearing at the Somerset County Courthouse in Somerset, Pa. on Oct. 21, 2021. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)
Former Somerset County District Attorney Sentenced to Prison For Attacking a Woman

Jeffrey Thomas, a Republican, was found guilty of multiple charges including strangulation, criminal trespassing, and false imprisonment.

Donald Trump
What to Know About Donald Trump’s Four Indictments

Former president Donald Trump has been indicted on 91 charges–so far–on both the state and federal level. These charges include conspiracy, obstruction, willful retention of national defense information, and more.

E. Jean Carroll, second from right, arrives at Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in New York.  A jury in New York City is set to begin deliberations in a civil trial over Carroll’s claims that Donald Trump raped her in a luxury Manhattan department store. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Trump Found Liable of Sexual Abuse and Defamation in Civil Rape Trial

A jury awarded magazine writer E. Jean Carroll $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Since this was a civil case, however, the former president will not face jail time.