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Washington state sheriff denies domestic violence allegation

Oct. 8, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The wife of a Washington state county sheriff has filed for divorce and a temporary protection order after she says she is a victim of domestic violence. The Tri-City Herald reported Monday that 50-year-old Monica Hatcher accused her 56-year-old husband and Benton County Sheriff...

Minnesota Rep. Omar files for divorce from husband

Oct. 7, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on Friday in Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court. Omar and Hirsi have been legally married since 2018 but have...

Wife of Benton County sheriff files for divorce

Oct. 7, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The wife of Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher has filed for divorce and accused him of strangling her during a fight over his alleged extramarital affair. The Tri-City Herald reported that Monica Hatcher filed for divorce in September. On Friday she filed for a temporary...

Complaint: Justice still voting from estranged wife's house

Sep. 25, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine didn't live at the address where he was registered to vote in the past two elections, including one in which his father was elected governor, a citizen has alleged in an election board complaint. The complaint, which has gained little traction...

Sarah Palin's husband appears to be seeking a divorce

Sep. 9, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin's husband, commonly referred to as "Alaska's first dude" when she was governor, appears to be seeking a divorce from his wife of 31 years. Paperwork believed to be from Todd Palin cited "incompatibility of temperament" in seeking to end his marriage to the 2008...

South Dakota priest also is a father _ of 2

Sep. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The Rev. Tom Hartman's first call was as a father. His second was as a Catholic priest. Hartman's path to the cloth is one he loosely calls his resurrection story. It's not a resurrection of mortal death, but the ending of one path and beginning of another he'd always felt called to....

Political commentator reaches divorce deal, freed from jail

Aug. 30, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative political commentator jailed last week for not paying $170,000 in child support to his ex-wife is now free. News outlets report Steve Gill was ordered released Thursday, just minutes after reaching a divorce agreement with his current estranged wife. The woman...

Wife of man killed by police wanted divorce before her death

Aug. 20, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An affidavit released in a case against a man whose estranged wife was found dead after he was fatally shot by police says he broke a mirror last year during an argument in which she said she wanted a divorce. Johnson County Court officials released the affidavit Tuesday in the October...