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Nevada cities plan votes on misdemeanor jury trials issue

Oct. 12, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two southern Nevada cities are considering adopting laws to sidestep a requirement to provide jury trials in misdemeanor domestic abuse cases where gun ownership rights could be affected. The proposed ordinances due for votes in coming days in Henderson and North Las Vegas virtually mirror...

A year after Michael, Florida community still in crisis

Oct. 9, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael , the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis: Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, domestic violence has become a problem and severely diminished mental health services are...

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...

Millennial Money: Don't ignore the signs of financial abuse

Oct. 8, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

Nearly 70% of millennial women have experienced financial abuse by a romantic partner. Let that sink in for a second. That means, for every 10 women you know in that age group, odds are that seven of them have had a partner use money to control or manipulate them, according to a 2017 survey of 2,000 people ages...

Clarification: Domestic Violence-Ohio story

Oct. 7, 2019 4:17 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Oct. 5, The Associated Press reported that an annual study on domestic violence in Ohio found there was a history of abuse in 83% of cases in which a woman killed a man. The story should have made clear those were cases in which the man abused the woman.

Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes

Oct. 5, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled U.S. dioceses, an...

SC to hold Silent Witness domestic violence ceremony Tuesday

Sep. 29, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's attorney general will again remember victims of domestic violence with a Statehouse memorial ceremony. Attorney General Alan Wilson will read the name of every person killed in the state in a domestic violence incident Tuesday while a bell tolls and a life-sized...

Domestic violence fundraising walks planned across state

Sep. 28, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Domestic violence organizations across Connecticut are planning to hold walks to raise both awareness and the funds needed to provide services to survivors. Six "Walks Against Domestic Violence" will kick off on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 6. They're scheduled to take place at Parish...

NFL VP, former player Troy Vincent honored for advocate work

Sep. 27, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

NFL executive vice president and former Buffalo Bills safety Troy Vincent was honored by the Niagara Frontier YWCA for his extensive work advocating against domestic violence and sexual assault. Vincent was presented with the association's 2019 Hero Award at a banquet in Niagara Falls, New York, on Tuesday. In...

Lawsuits target ICE arrests in New York state courts

Sep. 25, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general joined the Brooklyn district attorney and several immigrant advocates' groups Wednesday in filing two separate federal lawsuits challenging Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses. The plaintiffs said ICE arrests in courthouses have...