Latest Assault and battery News

3rd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

Jun. 19, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A third former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Samuel TeBos of Allendale, Michigan, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to one year of...

Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

Jun. 19, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Track Palin was formally accepted into a diversion court program Tuesday after assaulting his father, the former first gentleman of the state of Alaska, so severely it left him bleeding from the head. Palin, the son of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska...

London police say short circuit caused minor subway blast

Jun. 19, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A battery short circuit caused a small explosion at a London Underground station that injured five people Tuesday evening, authorities said. British Transport Police said the incident did not seem to be related to terrorism. "The scene has been examined by specialist officers," London...

Georgia officer arrested, charged with assaulting woman

Jun. 19, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer has been arrested on accusations of assaulting a woman during sex while he was off duty, authorities said Tuesday. Officer Robert Lanier New was arrested Monday night and faces a misdemeanor charge of simple battery and a felony charge of aggravated assault,...

Daughter, husband charged in Kentucky woman's slaying

Jun. 19, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman's daughter and son-in-law have been charged in her death. Laurel County Sheriff John Root said in a statement Tuesday that Christie Elizabeth McFadden is charged with complicity to commit murder and her husband, Joseph Craig McFadden, is charged with murder in the...

Germany: Syrian teen admits assault on man wearing skullcap

Jun. 19, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old from Syria confessed to assaulting a man wearing a skullcap in the German capital as his trial opened Tuesday in a case that gave rise to concerns about rising anti-Semitism and prompted demonstrations in the streets. The April attack was caught on video by the 21-year-old...

Suspect in Paris attacks released under judicial supervision

Jun. 19, 2018 7:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the November 2015 extremist attacks in Paris has been released and placed under judicial supervision in Belgium, French prosecutors said Tuesday. The Paris prosecutors' office said that Ali Oulkadi, a French national living in Belgium who allegedly helped the sole survivor of the...

Police: Mississippi man beat neighbor over lawn mowing job

Jun. 19, 2018 3:21 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is accused of beating a neighbor with a hammer and an ax handle for hiring someone else to mow their lawn. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports 39-year-old Brad Gentry had been paid to mow his neighbor's lawn but stopped halfway through and left. Leflore County...

Man who killed teen is Thailand's 1st execution since 2009

Jun. 19, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand carried out its first execution in nine years, putting to death a man who killed a teenager for his mobile phone, in a move that has drawn condemnation from rights groups. Theerasak Longji, 26, was executed by injection Monday after being convicted of aggravated murder for stabbing...

Northwestern University revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Jun. 18, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University has revoked the honorary degree it awarded Bill Cosby two decades ago —the first time the school has taken such a step in its 167-year history. In a news release, the school in the Chicago suburb of Evanston announced its board of trustees discussed...