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Police: Man shot wife and then himself following dispute

Apr. 3, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that a man has shot and killed his wife and then killed himself following a domestic dispute. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the incident happened early Friday morning in the city of Chesapeake. Police said that Angela Renee Jones, 48, was shot and injured...

Don McLean's former wife wants hearing on abuse allegation

Apr. 2, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former wife of “American Pie” singer Don McLean plans to seek a hearing on allegations of abuse, her attorney said Thursday. The state supreme court on Thursday rejected her appeal of a judge's decision preventing her from raising the issue of abuse when her...

Peoria police officer accused of assault, disorderly conduct

Apr. 1, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A Peoria police officer has been arrested in Surprise in a domestic violence incident, authorities said Wednesday.. Police said 35-year-old Kevin Moe has been placed on administrative leave. Moe was booked into jail early Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault and disorderly...

An FBI armored vehicle leaves the scene of a deadly shooting early Monday, March 30, 2020, in Phoenix. Phoenix police say one of their commanders was killed and two other officers were wounded as they responded to a domestic dispute. Authorities say Cmdr. Greg Carnicle and officers were called to a home in the northern part of Phoenix Sunday night over a roommate dispute when the suspect refused to cooperate and shot them. The suspect was not identified and was pronounced dead at the scene. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Phoenix officer killed, 2 others wounded; gunman killed

Mar. 30, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man fatally shot a Phoenix police commander and wounded two other officers as they tried to remove him from a home after his roommates complained he was acting erratically. Cmdr. Greg Carnicle, a 31-year-old police veteran who was set to retire in the fall, and...

Maryland officer charged with domestic assault suspended

Mar. 30, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

ODENTON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland officer accused of assaulting his girlfriend was suspended from his post over the weekend, a police department confirmed. Jeffrey Morgan, a sergeant assigned to Anne Arundel County Police's Patrol Bureau, was charged with second-degree assault, the department said in a...

Man gets 42 years for raping, kidnapping, beating woman

Mar. 27, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man previously convicted and imprisoned for assaulting at least two women was sentenced to nearly 42 years in prison Wednesday for raping, kidnapping, assaulting and strangling a Salem woman. Cosmo Miles, 46, was found guilty of 17 guilty charges — including rape, assault,...

Connecticut state trooper arrested in Rhode Island

Mar. 26, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Connecticut State Police have seized the guns, badge and cruiser of a trooper following his arrest in Rhode Island for allegedly pushing and shoving his on-and-off girlfriend, authorities said Thursday. Pawtucket police charged Trooper Marwing Pena, 30, of Sterling, Connecticut, with...

Florida sheriff's deputy arrested on domestic battery charge

Mar. 26, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy was arrested and has been placed on paid leave after being arrested on a domestic battery charge, officials said. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office said in an arrest report that Alex Alfonso was taken into custody following he allegedly assaulted a...

Tennessee man imprisoned for attacking wife denied parole

Mar. 26, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former teacher serving a 21-year prison sentence for beating his wife nearly to death in Tennessee has been denied parole for a second time, prosecutors said. Michael Halliburton became eligible for parole in 2017 after serving a short part of his sentence under a state provision...

Sierra Vista woman accused of abusing 21-month-old daughter

Mar. 25, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A Sierra Vista woman has been arrested on suspicion of 24 felony charges related to child abuse involving her baby daughter, police said. They said 25-year-old Melanie Petersen is jailed on suspicion of eight counts each of domestic violence child abuse, domestic violence...