Latest Domestic violence News

Court pilot program started for domestic violence victims

Oct. 26, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Kanawha County can now access the court system without fear of being in the same room with their assailants. The pilot program was launched Monday by West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice...

Doorbell cameras donated to domestic violence victims

Oct. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A company is donating up to 1,000 doorbell cameras to a South Carolina organization that helps victims of domestic violence. The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will give the cameras donated by Ring to 12 local...

Murder charge for husband who fled after wife's homicide

Oct. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was found by police in a New York City homeless shelter was charged Thursday with murder in the bludgeoning death of his wife. Robert Faison, 45, of West Haven, had disappeared after his 42-year-old wife, Lindsey Hopkins,...

Former state Rep. Jim Coley, a Memphis Republican, dies

Oct. 11, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee state Rep. Jim Coley, who represented a Memphis district for 14 years in the General Assembly, has died, a relative said Monday. Coley died on Sunday, his son, Evan Coley, said in a Facebook post. A cause of death was not...

Over $33M going to help sexual assault victims in Virginia

Oct. 09, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — More than $33 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants has been awarded to 26 Virginia-based public and non-profit organizations to fund programs that address violence against women, a federal prosecutors says. Acting U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh...

With windfall, city tries to reach kids trapped in violence

Oct. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The teenagers were arrested so many times that Deputy Chief Kurt Whisenand knew them by name. Accused of shootings, carjackings and armed robberies, they had become some of the most violent young offenders in Rockford, Illinois — a city with no shortage of them. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Oct. 06, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Oct. 5, 2021. Editorial: McMaster’s pledge for I-73 funding is not best use of COVID relief funding as SC recovers Certainly, we welcome construction of I-73, a project decades in the making that would ultimately benefit the...

Justice Department awards $7.5M for WVa anticrime programs

Oct. 06, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has awarded more than $7.5 million for anticrime programs in West Virginia. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding, which is for programs at the West Virginia Department of Homeland...

Ceremony honors domestic violence victims in South Carolina

Oct. 05, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's attorney general remembered victims of domestic violence Tuesday in a ceremony at the Statehouse. Attorney General Alan Wilson read aloud the names of 24 women and 15 men who were killed in a domestic violence incident in the state...

North Dakota domestic abuse survivor says help is out there

Oct. 02, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — In a year, more than 10 million Americans are abused by their intimate partners. In 2013, there were over 5,000 domestic violence incidents reported to crisis centers in North Dakota and 94 percent of the victims were women. 1 in...