Digital Brief: April 12, 2021 (PM)

Jessica Kartalija has the latest headlines.

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JESSICA KARTALIJA: I'm Jessica Kartalija with your evening digital news brief for Monday, April 12, 2021. An AMBER Alert in the Philadelphia area has ended safely. Two-year-old Byron McDonald was found at an airport-area hotel just before 3:30 this afternoon, as was the suspect, who shares his name, Byron McDonald. Police say that the elder McDonald is a suspect in two homicides, one on Friday, one this morning. Sources tell Eyewitness News the victims were women and had personal ties to McDonald.

A sleeping family manages to escape a house fire in Levittown. A helmet camera shows the moment firefighters went into the burning home yesterday morning. It was all clear. That's because investigators say smoke alarms jolted the sleeping family awake. There are reports that a boy inside the home was instrumental in getting everyone out safely. No one was injured.

The city of Philadelphia began clearing a homeless encampment near the Reading Terminal Market today. The Office of Homeless Services is overseeing the disbandment. Officials say that the encampment was formed several months ago. Over the past 30 days, the city has been working with the occupants to close it down.

President Biden's German shepherd Major will receive training after two biting incidents involving workers at the White House. The news comes from the spokesperson for First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. The training will take place in the DC area. It is expected to last a few weeks.

You can always get the latest on these stories and more here on That's the latest for the evening digital brief. I'm Jessica Kartalija.