Latest Assault and battery News

Man accused of throwing pancake batter faces battery charge

Mar. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 45-year-old Florida man is accused of throwing a bowl of pancake batter at a woman who was making dinner. An arrest report says Dwayne Zimmerman was drunk on Friday night when he went onto the porch of a home where the woman was making pancakes. The woman told Hernando County...

Germany: Syrian man goes on trial over Chemnitz stabbing

Mar. 18, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian asylum-seeker went on trial Monday in eastern Germany over the fatal stabbing in August of a German man that touched off far-right protests in the city of Chemnitz. Alaa S., whose last name wasn't given in line with German privacy laws, faces charges of manslaughter for the slaying...

North Carolina man wanted in wife's death caught in Arizona

Mar. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of killing his wife was arrested Sunday on an Arizona interstate, authorities said, adding they will take a closer look at the death of the man's first wife more than a decade ago. Nash County, North Carolina, Sheriff Keith Stone said 57-year-old Rexford...

UK police: Stabbing near London is far-right terrorism

Mar. 17, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say a stabbing west of London in which a man attacked a teenager with a baseball hat and knife while hurling racist abuse is being treated as a terrorist incident "inspired by the far-right." A 50-year-old man from the village of Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, was arrested...

Ex-officer charged in arrest of former football player

Mar. 15, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former suburban-Atlanta police officer who was fired last year after an internal investigation found he used unnecessary force during the arrest of a former college football player has been charged with simple battery. The Henry County district attorney's office said in an email Friday...

Chiefs' Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban KC

Mar. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this week. The team said in a statement to The Associated Press that it was aware of a police report filed Thursday by the...

Plea entered in shooting that preceded black teen's killing

Mar. 15, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated assault and firearms violations for a drive-by shooting that preceded the killing of a fellow passenger by a police officer, who is now awaiting trial himself. Zaijuan Hester, 18, of Swissvale, pleaded guilty in the June shooting in...

Woman arrested in Baltimore playground shooting of boy, mom

Mar. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore woman has been arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder after shooting an 11-year-old boy and his mother at a playground. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says investigators don't have a motive for the attack, telling reporters Friday that detectives are...

Browns' Kareem Hunt banned 8 games by NFL for 'altercations'

Mar. 15, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt promises to change. The NFL will hold him to his word. The league suspended the Cleveland Browns running back for eight games on Friday for two "physical altercations," one in which Hunt shoved and kicked a woman in a hotel hallway while he played for Kansas City. Hunt will not...

Georgia Senate committee hears testimony on abortion bill

Mar. 14, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Senate committee listened to emotional testimony Thursday over a proposal that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The committee did not take a vote, and it was unclear when they might. Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion during the first...