logo-cropped

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Anti-violence advocates are demanding action from the 2014 Louisiana Legislature.

The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Foundation Against Sexual Assault are spending the day at the Louisiana State Capitol in support of a group of bills designed to slow down domestic violence.

Louisiana ranks No. 45 nationally in domestic violence prevention. The five-bill package is making its way through the process, which would put some teeth in existing laws.

Published in Baton Rouge News

Xavier McClinton entered his plea to felony domestic violence in exchange for a sentence of no more than seven years in prison.

A Northern California man has pleaded no contest to trying to throw his wife off a bridge last year.

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says 48-year-old Xavier McClinton of Mill Valley entered his plea Monday to felony domestic violence in exchange for a sentence of no more than seven years in prison.

Published in US NEWS

DAYTON, Ohio – Court records show a University of Dayton basketball player has been charged with domestic violence and assault.

The records show 20-year-old Devon Scott will be arraigned on the misdemeanor counts in Dayton Municipal Court on Monday. A court official says no attorney is listed for Scott. No home telephone listing was immediately available.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Court records show the alleged assault occurred April 1 at Scott's Dayton residence.

Published in US NEWS

PHOENIX – A Phoenix man who reportedly told police he killed his 12-year-old half brother last month because he "just felt like killing" is now accused of fatally stabbing a cellmate, authorities said Thursday.

Andrew Ward, 27, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the Wednesday night killing of cellmate Douglas Walker, 33, in a Maricopa County jail in Phoenix, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Walker was stabbed in the eyes with a golf pencil, the statement said.

Published in US NEWS
  • "Honor Diaries" has stirred controversy, and drawn criticism from one prominent American Islamic group.

  • In the one-hour documentary, women from Muslim societies discuss their experiences with abuse in the name of Islam. (Honor Diaries)

The cast and production team behind “Honor Diaries,” the new documentary that probes violence against Muslim women including genital mutilation and honor killings, fear a backlash from a prominent American Islamic advocacy group could undermine their cause.

Published in US NEWS

PHOENIX – A 14-year-old girl is dead and her mother and three siblings are in critical condition following a Sunday morning apartment fire in west Phoenix.

Firefighters responded at 12:45 a.m. to a report of a blaze in a second floor unit of an apartment building, fire department Capt. Jonathan Jacobs said. They battled heavy smoke to quickly put out the fire and found the victims.

Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said a firefighter kicked open a bedroom door and found the family.

Published in US NEWS

FILE: Undated: New Hampshire State House, Concord, N.H.state.nh.us

A New Hampshire state lawmaker is standing behind his posting of a graphic on Facebook that critics say mocks sexually abused women.

State GOP Rep. Kyle Tasker recently posted the graphic, which features stick figures of a man and women apparently engaged in a sex act, on the Great Nashua (N.H.) Tea Party website.

ADVERTISEMENT

On Thursday, he defended the move, telling a local TV station that the graphic was a T-shirt print and that he didn’t post it as a joke.

Published in US NEWS

Actress Mariska Hargitay smiles at the 58th annual Primetime Emmy awards nominees reception for outstanding performing talent in West Hollywood August 25, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) - RTR1GP5S

Actress Mariska Hargitay, who portrays a police detective on television, on Monday pledged her support for a real-life crime-fighting effort: quicker testing for a backlog of thousands of rape kits in the Detroit area and across Michigan.

Published in US NEWS

Actress Mariska Hargitay smiles at the 58th annual Primetime Emmy awards nominees reception for outstanding performing talent in West Hollywood August 25, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) - RTR1GP5S

Actress Mariska Hargitay, who portrays a police detective on television, on Monday pledged her support for a real-life crime-fighting effort: quicker testing for a backlog of thousands of rape kits in the Detroit area and across Michigan.

Published in Top Stories

Rep. Alan Grayson listens to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testify on Capitol Hill in Washington Oct. 1, 2009. (AP Photo)

Authorities are investigating after the estranged wife of Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson accused him of domestic violence over the weekend, a charge a spokeswoman for the congressman is blasting as a “frivolous accusation” meant to damage his reputation.

A spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Fox News Tuesday a report in The Orlando Sentinel that the office is conducting a domestic-violence battery investigation into the accusations submitted in a report Sunday by Lolita Grayson.

Published in US NEWS
Page 1 of 2