Latest Domestic violence News

Tennessee boy shoots, kills mom's husband during fight

Sep. 19, 2018 9:32 AM EDT

DEER LODGE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Tennessee say a 12-year-old boy shot and killed his mother's husband during a domestic dispute. News outlets report 56-year-old Kevron Thomas "Tommy" Durham was shot twice with a rifle Saturday night. A release from District Attorney General Russell Johnson...

Missouri auditor finds issues with domestic violence funds

Sep. 17, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said Monday that cities and counties skipped out on collecting an extra $698,000 in fees that could have gone to domestic violence shelters last year, part of a larger local funding problem for shelters that she said means fewer victims get help....

Domestic violence motive investigated in California rampage

Sep. 14, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives on Friday were investigating a possible domestic violence motive after a gunman shot and killed his ex-wife and four others before killing himself during a nearly 40-minute rampage in Southern California, authorities said. Javier Casarez fatally shot himself as a deputy closed...

Gunman kills ex-wife, 4 others and himself in California

Sep. 13, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he killed a father and daughter during a nearly 40-minute rampage, authorities said Thursday. Kern County Sheriff Donny...

Predators: Support Watson while fighting domestic violence

Sep. 13, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators started training camp explaining why they're keeping a player after the NHL suspended forward Austin Watson for the entire preseason and the first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse. Predators president Sean Henry and general manager David...

Study to focus on partner abuse among college gays, lesbians

Sep. 13, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are working on what they say is the largest study ever conducted about sexual violence in the college LGBTQ community. The university says 15 colleges and universities around the country are participating in the work. Researchers expect to...

Law tossed that allowed domestic violence victim evictions

Sep. 12, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis suburb will revise a law that allowed for eviction of residents who made repeated emergency calls after a lawsuit alleged that the ordinance punished victims of domestic violence. The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed in...

#NotInvisible: Why are Native American women vanishing?

Sep. 6, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

VALIER, Mont. (AP) — The searchers rummage through the abandoned trailer, flipping over a battered couch, unfurling a stained sheet, looking for clues. It's blistering hot and a grizzly bear lurking in the brush unleashes a menacing growl. But they can't stop. Not when a loved one is still missing. The...

Feds, state lawmakers propose new ways to help Native women

Sep. 5, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

Federal and state lawmakers have proposed or adopted a series of measures designed to address the problem of missing and murdered Native American women and related issues, such as human trafficking, domestic violence and rape. Among them: FROM CAPITOL HILL — Savanna's Act : The legislation, introduced last...

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...