Crime & Punishment


West Chester man attacks mother, 91

Robert Kaiser, 62, of West Chester, admitted to police he began to strangle his 91-year-old mother at her nursing home apartment on Tuesday.

Guilty plea didn't play out as expected in murder trial

Alisa Davis pleaded guilty to having her ex-boyfriend kill her current boyfriend and agreed to testify against the shooter for prosecutors. The shooter was acquitted at trial. Davis, 40, was sentenced Wednesday to 6-1/2 to 15 years in prison.

Guilty plea didn't play out as expected in murder trial

Alisa Davis pleaded guilty to having her ex-boyfriend kill her current boyfriend and agreed to testify against the shooter for prosecutors. The shooter was acquitted at trial. Davis, 40, was sentenced Wednesday to 6-1/2 to 15 years in prison.

An ill-fated trip from the suburbs to the city to buy drugs

Kenneth Bauer Jr., 26, of Bucks County, was high on opioid drugs when he hit and killed 60-year-old Domingo Agosto-Mendez in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia. On Thursday, Bauer was sentenced to 3-1/2 to 10 years in prison.

An ill-fated trip from the suburbs to the city to buy drugs

Kenneth Bauer Jr., 26, of Bucks County, was high on opioid drugs when he hit and killed 60-year-old Domingo Agosto-Mendez in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia. On Thursday, Bauer was sentenced to 3-1/2 to 10 years in prison.

Out for the season

Former Vaux High basketball star Rysheed Jordan's trial is delayed until Dec. 6 after his lawyer quits because he was not paid.

Out for the season

Former Vaux High basketball star Rysheed Jordan's trial is delayed until Dec. 6 after his lawyer quits because he was not paid.
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Msgr. Lynn - still waiting

A Philadelphia judge's decision on whether Msgr. William J. Lynn should be retried is postponed until March 24.

View from the jury box in Center City collapse trial

Another juror speaks out about the recent collapse trial.

The worth of a human life

The Center City collapse trial enters a new phase

Freedom arrives - four days late


Is the end near?

After 13 weeks of testimony, a Philadelphia jury may soon deliberate in the civil trial of lawsuits from the deadly 2013 Center City building collapse.

Pa.'s first death sentence of the year

But will Tam Minh Le -- and 175 others -- ever face lethal injection

What's a judge to do?

Twenty lawyers, lots of waiting

Talk to me after Groundhog's Day

Dispatch from the collapse trial

How the word 'porn' threatened to end Center City collapse trial

A slip of the tongue, a threatened mistrial

Jurors in Salvation Army collapse quick to point out problems

The jurors, weighing millions of dollars in damages and fees in the 2013 building collapse, have been sticklers for following the rules.

Tragedy compounded

A birth in the Philadelphia prisons