Latest Domestic assault News

That scrutinized bit of Meyer's OSU contract may be new norm

Aug. 20, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation of how football coach Urban Meyer handled domestic violence accusations against an assistant has drawn attention to his obligation to report violations of Ohio State's sexual misconduct policy — a type of specificity becoming increasingly common in college...

DA: Teen who stopped attack was taught to shoot by late dad

Aug. 17, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A teenage girl drew upon gun training from her late father to fatally shoot an abusive boyfriend who was strangling her mother earlier this month in North Carolina, a prosecutor said Friday. Steven Kelley, 46, was found dead by deputies who responded Aug. 8 to a call about a shooting...

Meyer probe costs $500K but still about what Ohio St wants

Aug. 14, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he's already been tainted by the scandal. Meyer is on paid leave while Ohio State pays...

Charges dropped against Arkansas boxer Jermain Taylor

Aug. 14, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prosecutors have dropped domestic violence charges against former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor after his accuser halted contact with authorities. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Taylor was scheduled to stand trial on a felony terroristic threatening...

Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

Aug. 13, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

PAYSON, Utah (AP) — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in the home...

Northern California man shoots, kills 3 kids and himself

Aug. 13, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A father of four young children who was arrested in March and May on domestic violence complaints and barred from owning a firearm went on a shooting spree outside his home this weekend, killing three of his children and then himself, authorities said. The children's mother called 911...

Former Florida AD mum about Zach Smith's arrest in 2009

Aug. 10, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley is declining to say what, if anything, coach Urban Meyer told him about Zach Smith's domestic violence arrest in 2009. Meyer was placed on paid leave last week by Ohio State amid questions about what he knew and did about accusations of...

State senator pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

Aug. 10, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state senator is pleading not guilty to assault and domestic violence charges. Jeff Woodburn is accused of striking and biting a woman, and kicking in the door of her home. His lawyer, Donna Brown, on Friday submitted the plea to court officials in Lancaster on Friday...

Outside firm will head Meyer probe; expected to take 2 weeks

Aug. 5, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks, the university said Sunday night. Ohio State said in a release that a...

Osuna addresses new Astros teammates in closed-door meeting

Aug. 5, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros. They also made it clear they won't give him another one. The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game suspension for...