Latest Vandalism News

The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

Dec. 9, 2018 8:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 10:40 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France's domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil fuels....

The Latest: French PM to skip climate meeting, focus on riot

Dec. 1, 2018 4:16 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local): 10:15 p.m. France's prime minister has cancelled a planned trip to a major environmental conference in Poland on Sunday in the wake of his country's worst urban violence in more than a decade.  Prime Minister Edouard...

Confederate statue vandalized with message to help homeless

Nov. 30, 2018 9:10 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Confederate statue in Kentucky has once again been vandalized, this time with a message to house the homeless and remove borders. News outlets report the messages appeared on the Louisville statute Wednesday. The statue depicts John B. Castleman, a Confederate soldier and general...

Deputies: 24 bronze urns stolen from Kentucky cemetery

Nov. 24, 2018 3:35 PM EST

LILY, Ky. (AP) — Deputies in Kentucky say 24 bronze urns were stolen from a cemetery, and a mausoleum was vandalized in incidents they suspect are related. A news release says the Laurel County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate what happened at Cumberland Memorial Gardens near unincorporated Lily,...

Arrest in African Burial Ground racist graffiti crime

Nov. 20, 2018 11:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a man suspected of scrawling racist graffiti at the historic African Burial Ground in New York City. Federal prosecutors have charged Ivan Nieves with vandalism and disorderly conduct. Authorities say the 57-year-old was seen on area security camera footage....

Man gets probation for 'Field of Dreams' site vandalism

Nov. 20, 2018 10:11 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" must serve two to five years of probation. Television station KCRG reports that 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, also was granted a deferred judgment at his...

French minister says fuel tax protests smaller, more violent

Nov. 19, 2018 4:03 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Citizen protests of fuel tax hikes are choking facilities critical to the French economy, and police have orders to remove the drivers blocking sensitive sites to show their anger, France's interior minister said Monday. In a third day of actions, grassroots protesters blocked oil depots with...

Protesters target home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson

Nov. 8, 2018 8:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they are investigating a protest and vandalism at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a possible hate crime. It's the latest example of protesters targeting the personal lives of Trump administration officials and allies in the D.C. area. Carlson, in a phone interview...

Holocaust survivor recalls 'Night of Broken Glass' horrors

Nov. 8, 2018 5:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Walter Frankenstein was 14 years old when a police officer came to the Jewish orphanage he was living at in Berlin, urging all children to leave the building immediately because "something bad will happen tonight." It was early evening, November 9, 1938. Later that night, he climbed up on the...

Man sentenced for smashing Trump's Hollywood star with ax

Nov. 7, 2018 6:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who smashed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years' probation after pleading no contest to a felony count of vandalism. City News Service reports a judge also sentenced Austin Mikel Clay on Wednesday to attend psychological counseling...