Latest Vandalism News

North Carolina power cut by shooting could come back earlier

Dec. 06, 2022 18:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy said it expects to restore power ahead of schedule to thousands of homes in a central North Carolina county that have been without electricity for several days after an attack on the electric grid. Duke Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks said the company...

Vandalism at Missouri elementary school includes a swastika

Dec. 06, 2022 12:05 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police in Springfield, Missouri, are investigating after a swastika was sprayed on an elementary school during a vandalism spree. The vandalism at York Elementary School, which is under construction, was found on Saturday morning, police spokeswoman Cris...

North Carolina blackouts caused by shootings could last days

Dec. 05, 2022 18:42 PM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people braced Monday for days without electricity in a North Carolina county where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent. Across Moore County, many businesses and restaurants...

EXPLAINER: US power grid has long faced terror threat

Dec. 05, 2022 17:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators believe a shooting that damaged power substations in North Carolina was a crime. What they haven't named yet is a suspect or a motive. Whatever the reason, the shooting serves as a reminder of why experts have stressed the need to secure the U.S....

Shootings at power substations cause North Carolina outages

Dec. 04, 2022 21:50 PM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Two power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in what is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take days to repair and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said Sunday. In...

Police identify suspect in Browns' playing field vandalism

Dec. 01, 2022 17:42 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police have released the name of the man they believe damaged the field at FirstEnergy Stadium by driving a vehicle on it a few days before the Browns hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 21-year-old suspect, Anthony Robert Westley O’Neal, has not been...

3 teens arrested for racist, antisemitic graffiti in Florida

Dec. 01, 2022 07:51 AM EST

WESTON, Fla. (AP) — Three teenagers accused of spraying-painting racist and antisemitic messages multiple times over several weeks in South Florida have been arrested on felony charges. The Broward Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday of three 16-year-old boys connected...

Colorado Springs reckons with past after gay club shooting

Nov. 25, 2022 19:12 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When officials unfurled a 25-foot rainbow flag in front of Colorado Springs City Hall this week, people gathered to mourn the victims of a mass shooting at a popular gay club couldn't help but reflect on how such a display of support would have been unthinkable just...

Mexico's domestic airline industry in shambles

Nov. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s domestic airline industry is in shambles, plagued by safety problems, a ratings downgrade by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and vandalism. This week alone, passengers missed connections because thieves cut the fiber optic cables leading...

Bell stolen from Louisiana fire and police memorial

Nov. 24, 2022 11:23 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A bell has been stolen from a Louisiana memorial to firefighters and police which has also been vandalized several times this year, authorities said. The memorial bell at the Shreveport Police and Fire Memorial was taken sometime between Monday and Wednesday,...