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Ex-Judge Who Viciously Beat Wife Now Accused of Killing Her

Aisha Fraser Mason was stabbed to death on Saturday

(Newser) - In August 2014, then-Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason punched his wife repeatedly and slammed her head against the car's dashboard. The force of the assault broke her orbital bone; the Ohio couple's children were in the back seat at the time. Now, Aisha Fraser Mason is... More »

Cops: Women Beat McDonald's Manager Over Ketchup

Video of Calif. suspect released

(Newser) - Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched, and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup. Police in Santa Ana, California, say the assault took place around 11pm on Oct. 27 when the drive-thru customer entered the restaurant through an employee door and asked for the condiment. Video... More »

Singer Gets Punched on Stage

Morrissey is rushed off by security

(Newser) - Singer Morrissey was rushed offstage in San Diego Saturday after a fan jumped up and apparently punched him in the face, TMZ reports. The San Diego Union-Tribune says Morrisey was wrapping up his encore song when fans rushed the stage at Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall and one... More »

125-Pound Woman Chokes Out Bouncer by Mistake: Cops

Kierah LaGrave apparently thought he had grabbed her butt

(Newser) - In a slight case of mistaken identity—and strangulation—a woman allegedly assaulted a nightclub bouncer she wrongly believed had grabbed her buttocks, the AP reports. Kierah LaGrave was arrested Thursday in Plattsburgh, New York, on second-degree strangulation charges after the alleged victim reported the assault on Oct. 20. Police... More »

Alec Baldwin on Arrest: It Wasn't Over Parking Space

Says reports have been 'clickbait' and 'egregiously misstated'

(Newser) - What's not in dispute: that Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday in New York City. What is in dispute: what he was arrested for. While initial reports noted that the 60-year-old actor had been hauled in by the NYPD after he allegedly punched a man in the face over a... More »

Teen Mom Star Hospitalized After 911 Call

TMZ says it has the tape, in which Jenelle Evans accuses her husband of assault

(Newser) - A star from the Teen Mom franchise was hospitalized over the weekend, and TMZ says it now has the 911 call she made from her North Carolina home. In the call, a sobbing woman said to be 26-year-old Jenelle Evans tells the dispatcher that her husband, David Eason, attacked her... More »

Trump: Rep Who Body-Slammed Reporter Is 'My Guy'

Trump celebrated Greg Gianforte's 2017 assault of Ben Jacobs

(Newser) - "Any guy that can do a body-slam, he's my guy," President Trump shouted to a cheering Montana audience Thursday night as he simulated slamming someone to the ground, then noting, "I shouldn't say that." Trump was discussing Rep. Greg Gianforte, who assaulted Guardian reporter... More »

A Priest Had Just Finished Praying. Then, an Ambush

Attack on Indiana priest Basil John Hutsko being investigated as hate crime

(Newser) - A "hardworking" Indiana priest said by a colleague to rise before dawn every day to help his community may have been the object of a hate crime, and the FBI is now investigating. Merrillville Police rep Jeff Rice tells the Chicago Tribune that 64-year-old Basil John Hutsko is "... More »

Amid Pa. Wave of Predator Priests, a New Cleric Is Charged

Allentown priest Kevin Lonergan allegedly sent nude pics to teen on Snapchat, groped her

(Newser) - More than 300 "predator priests" were recently identified by a grand jury report in Pennsylvania. Now, an unrelated case is bringing an Allentown priest into the headlines. Charges of indecent assault and corruption of a minor have been filed against 30-year-old Kevin Lonergan, who served in Allentown's Cathedral... More »

Firefighters Pummel Colleague in 'Severe' Attack

FDNY assault sparks three investigations

(Newser) - A vicious attack between firefighters this summer has triggered three investigations and left New York fire officials in shock, the New York Post reports. Insiders say over a dozen FDNY firefighters attacked three Bronx rivals so brutally on June 6 that a captain watching video of it had to go... More »

4 Girls Were Attacked. They Fought Back With Fists, Coffee

Would-be kidnapper foiled by brave tweens and teens

(Newser) - A group of girls foiled a kidnapping attempt in Michigan by throwing hot coffee on a male suspect who took off with authorities in hot pursuit. Bruce Hipkins, 22, was arrested on charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault, battery, and criminal sexual conduct minutes after police say he assaulted four girls... More »

Woman Talks Back to Harasser; He Hits Her in the Face

The attack coincides with legislation outlawing 'street harassment' in France

(Newser) - Surveillance video footage of a 22-year-old woman being hit in the face in front of a Paris café has again pushed the issue of sexual harassment to the forefront in France, the Local reports. Marie Laguerre was walking home on July 24 when, she says, a man passed her... More »

Woman's Baby Comes Early After She's Kicked by Cop

27-year-old Evoni Murray was eight months pregnant when an altercation allegedly unfolded

(Newser) - A North Miami Beach Police officer has been relieved from duty and faces criminal charges after she allegedly kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach, causing her to go into early labor. Per ABC News , Officer Ambar Pacheco has been charged with aggravated battery following the Wednesday fight with 27-year-old... More »

He Was Taking a Walk. Then She Came With a Concrete Block

Suspect told 91-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez 'go back to Mexico' as she struck him, witness says

(Newser) - A 91-year-old Mexican man went for a walk in California. Now "I can't walk anymore," Rodolfo Rodriguez tells CNN from his family's Los Angeles County home, where he's recovering from a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs, and plenty of bruises—the result of... More »

Woman Allegedly Tells Black Teen to Leave Pool, Hits Him

South Carolina woman charged with assault, resisting arrest

(Newser) - A white South Carolina woman was arrested and charged with assault after allegedly telling a 15-year-old black boy and his friends to leave a subdivision pool, then hitting the teen, police say. Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, or "Pool Patrol Paula" as she's become known online , told the teens "they... More »

Man Accused of Chopping Off Pregnant Wife's Arm, Fingers

Police believe he was planning to swim across to Canada when he was caught

(Newser) - A Brooklyn man accused of chopping off his pregnant wife's right arm and two of her left fingers was caught Saturday night in Niagara Falls, NY. Yong Lu, 35, was caught at the welcome center near the Rainbow Bridge, wearing a life jacket, the Buffalo News reports. "We'... More »

Son of Hollywood Actors Accused in Random Attacks

Redmond O'Neal allegedly attacked five men in early May

(Newser) - The son of two famous Hollywood actors is accused of conducting a crime spree in Southern California that left one man stabbed in the face and lying in a pool of blood, USA Today reports. Police say Redmond O'Neal, the son of actor Ryan O'Neal and late actor... More »

Fred Savage Sued Over Alleged On-Set Behavior

But the actor and Fox deny the claims

(Newser) - A female costumer on The Grinder—a Fox sitcom canceled in 2016 after just one season—is suing Fred Savage, who starred in the show alongside Rob Lowe, alleging harassment and even violence. But both Savage and Fox are hitting back strongly against the claims. Youngjoo Hwang says Savage treated... More »

Judge Rules in Case of Man Beaten by White Supremacists

DeAndre Harris acquitted of assaulting white nationalist in Charlottesville

(Newser) - A black man beaten up by a gang of white supremacists last August in Charlottesville only to later be charged himself with assault was found not guilty Friday, the Washington Post reports. According to Al Jazeera , 20-year-old DeAndre Harris was attacked by at least six white nationalists in a parking... More »

Anderson on Son Punching Tommy Lee: He Did It for All of Us

She says son Brandon punched her ex in 'self-defense' while attempting alcohol intervention

(Newser) - The drama between rocker Tommy Lee and his family just rose a notch, and everyone involved is weighing in. An altercation took place Monday between the 55-year-old Motley Crue drummer and his 21-year-old son, Brandon, at Lee's home in Calabasas, Calif., with Lee tweeting the next day Brandon had... More »

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