Latest Domestic violence News

Gabby Petito's legacy: $100K for domestic violence hotline

Aug. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in hindsight, Nichole Schmidt can't be sure if anything could have been done to save her daughter Gabby Petito from a messy and violent relationship that ended in murder nearly a year ago in the western wilderness. But there is work to do, she said, to keep...

Man executed despite calls from victim’s family to spare him

Jul. 28, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago was executed Thursday night despite pleas from the victim’s family to spare his life. Joe Nathan James Jr. received a lethal injection at a south Alabama prison after the U.S. Supreme...

Amnesty: Taliban crackdown on rights is 'suffocating' women

Jul. 27, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The lives of Afghan women and girls are being destroyed by a “suffocating” crackdown by the Taliban since they took power nearly a year ago, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday. After they captured the capital, Kabul, in August 2021 and...

Hornets' Bridges pleads not guilty to domestic violence

Jul. 20, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony domestic violence charges filed by Los Angeles County prosecutors after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children. District Attorney George Gascón...

Hornets forward Bridges facing 3 domestic violence charges

Jul. 19, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges is facing three felony domestic violence charges after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children last month, the Los Angeles County district attorney said Tuesday. District Attorney George...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 19, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. July 13, 2022. Editorial: With domestic violence rising, police must make sure victims are safe from firearms threat A domestic violence victim is five times more likely to be killed when their abusive partner can get his or her hands on a gun. ...

NC governor signs bills addressing sexual assaults, alcohol

Jul. 07, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed 11 bills on his desk into law Thursday, including legislation that addresses sexual assault, domestic violence and alcohol sales. The signed bills were among more than three dozen that the General Assembly sent Cooper in...

Boyfriend of NY woman whose body was found in trunk arrested

Jul. 07, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The boyfriend of an upstate New York woman who was last seen alive in November 2020 has been charged with her murder more than a year after the woman's body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Queens, authorities said. Kareem Flake, 30, was arraigned...

LAPD: Hornets' Bridges charged with felony domestic violence

Jul. 01, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has been charged with felony domestic violence stemming from an incident earlier this week, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Friday. The LAPD posted on Twitter that Bridges was arrested for “intimate partner violence with...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 27, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Domestic violence ruins too many lives in Iowa to shrug it off without acting Legislation doesn’t need to have definitive answers for every tragedy, but policies can effect change cumulatively to avert one tragedy here...