Latest Assault and battery News

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Feb. 16, 2019 1:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released...

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Feb. 15, 2019 11:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been...

The Latest: Chicago police release men held in Smollett case

Feb. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Chicago police say they have released two Nigerian brothers who had been arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, saying that detectives have additional...

Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett

Feb. 15, 2019 10:23 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett.

Teen given 25 years in custody for friend's fatal stabbing

Feb. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been ordered to spend 25 years in state custody after a Texas jury found her delinquent in the fatal stabbing of her best friend. The sentencing came Friday, one day after a Tarrant County jury returned its verdict in Fort Worth in the May 29 killing of...

Security guard arrested in shooting outside LA synagogue

Feb. 15, 2019 3:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested a security guard on suspicion of shooting a self-described First Amendment activist after the two engaged in a videotaped confrontation outside a Los Angeles synagogue and school. Edduin Zelayagrunfeld, 44, was arrested Thursday for investigation of assault with a deadly...

3 indicted in slaying of 3-year-old boy on Ohio interstate

Feb. 15, 2019 2:57 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two men and a 17-year-old boy have been charged with firing shots at a car on Interstate 75 in Ohio that killed a 3-year-old as his family headed home from a Thanksgiving gathering last November. The Blade reports 20-year-old Andre White, of Detroit, 18-year-old K'veon Giles, of Toledo,...

Police: 4 charged in fight, shooting at Virginia mall

Feb. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say four men have been charged in a shooting inside a downtown Norfolk mall, including one of the two people shot. Norfolk police said in a statement Friday that the shooting happened during a fight between two groups of people inside the MacArthur Center on Thursday...

Woman in videotaped beach arrest accepts plea deal

Feb. 15, 2019 12:32 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia woman whose violent arrest at a New Jersey beach over Memorial Day weekend last year was captured on video has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Emily Weinman faced numerous charges stemming from the confrontation, including assaulting a police officer. She pleaded...

9 LSU fraternity members arrested on hazing-related charges

Feb. 14, 2019 9:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced the arrests Thursday of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes that included ordering pledges to lie in piles of broken glass, kicking pledges with steel-toed boots and urinating on them. The men arrested, ranging from ages 19 to 23,...