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Boston leadership tangled in series of scandals

Jun. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s leaders are scrambling to tamp down a series of political crises. The acting mayor just fired the new police commissioner. Two school committee members abruptly quit after exchanging a series of racially charged text messages. The Boston Police...

Honolulu audit: streamlined domestic violence data needed

Jun. 08, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An audit has called for the Honolulu Police Department and the prosecutor's office to streamline data collection of domestic violence cases. The audit by the Honolulu Office of the City Auditor said there needs to be data collection practices...

Boston police commissioner ousted over domestic abuse claims

Jun. 07, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's police commissioner was fired Monday following a bitter battle to keep his job after decades-old domestic violence accusations came to light. Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Dennis White's removal as the city's top cop, four months after White...

Man sentenced who killed wife, propped body in front of kids

Jun. 05, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who killed his wife and propped up her body on a sofa as her children opened Christmas presents was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison. William Wallace, 39, of Anaheim was convicted of second-degree murder...

Shelter remains in shambles months after Louisiana storm

May. 30, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The shelter at Oasis A Safe Haven — the only Lake Charles-based nonprofit shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse — remains closed and stripped down to the studs, nearly nine months after Hurricane Laura’s destructive landfall. Victims either...

Vegas boy's death highlights role of caregivers' partners

May. 23, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death this month of a 2-year-old Las Vegas boy whose disappearance drew intense local interest, and the arrest of his mother's boyfriend on suspicion of murder, is raising questions about the role of caregivers' partners in child killings. Amari...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 17, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Dunkirk Evening Observer. May 10, 2021. Editorial: CONSOLIDATION More opportunities in the courts Keep an eye on the pending consolidation of four Chautauqua County town courts into one. French Creek and Mina officially merged...

Defense attorney: Newlywed killed husband in self-defense

May. 14, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The defense attorney for a Georgia woman charged in her husband’s fatal shooting says he plans to argue she was a victim of domestic violence, who shot the man in self-defense. Charise Douglas, 31, was charged with murder and using a gun to commit...

Colorado bill would mandate domestic abusers report firearms

May. 12, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado House passed a measure Wednesday that would require people facing domestic violence protection orders to report their firearms, coming just days after a man shot and killed six people in a domestic dispute in Colorado Springs. The legislation...

Police: Man killed 6, self after he wasn't invited to party

May. 11, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot six people at a Colorado birthday party before killing himself was upset after not being invited to the weekend gathering thrown by his girlfriend’s family, police said Tuesday, calling the shooting an act of domestic violence. ...