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Trey Songz Turns Himself In After Assault Claims

The singer is accused of assaulting a woman at a Los Angeles party in February

(Newser) - Police say R&B singer Trey Songz has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence for punching a woman at a Los Angeles party, per the AP. LAPD spokesman Officer Drake Madison says Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, turned himself in at a Hollywood police station Monday... More »

'Slap Rihanna' Ad Does Not Go Over Well With Rihanna

Or anyone else, for that matter

(Newser) - Snapchat is in hot water over an ad that appeared on its app asking if you'd rather "slap Rihanna" or "punch Chris Brown." Snapchat quickly pulled the ad after images of it appeared on social media, telling the BBC in a statement Tuesday that the ad... More »

More Details From Locklear's Tumultuous Arrest Revealed

Police report says actress kicked an officer and told cops their kids deserved to die

(Newser) - She has evaded felony charges, but Heather Locklear isn't off the hook following a chaotic scene at her California home last month. Initially accused of assaulting her boyfriend, who was found bleeding from the nose, Locklear saw a felony charge of domestic violence dropped Monday, per the San Jose ... More »

911 Call From Home Ends in Heather Locklear's Arrest

Actress was said to be 'combative' when cops arrived, they tell TMZ

(Newser) - When a call alleging domestic violence came in Sunday night to the police department in Thousand Oaks, Calif., cops headed over to a private residence and made an arrest—and the person arrested was Heather Locklear. TMZ reports a 911 call was apparently placed by Locklear's brother when he... More »

Husband of Online Exhibitionist Arrested for Her Murder: Cops

Kat West was found dead outside her Alabama home last month

(Newser) - The partially nude body of 42-year-old Kat West was found face down in the street outside her home in a small Alabama town last month; now her husband has been arrested in connection with her murder, reports. William "Jeff" West, 44, was arrested Thursday morning—nearly six... More »

WH Speechwriter Steps Down, Ex Says: I Feared for My Life

David Sorensen is 2nd WH staffer to resign in recent days amid domestic violence accusations

(Newser) - The White House, still reeling from criticism on how it handled domestic abuse allegations against ex-staff secretary Rob Porter, has a new headache. Per the Washington Post , David Sorensen, a speechwriter reporting to senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, stepped down from his role Friday after his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, to... More »

White House Walks Back Handling of Abuse Allegations

'We all could have done better'

(Newser) - The White House apologized for its handling of Rob Porter in the wake of domestic violence allegations against him from two ex-wives—though it did little else to clear up the situation around the former staff secretary. "I think it’s fair to say we all could have done... More »

White House Aide Resigns After Ex-Wives Say He Abused Them

Rob Porter denies the allegations

(Newser) - Rob Porter resigned as White House staff secretary Wednesday in the wake of reports he physically abused two ex-wives. USA Today states Porter "is an important gatekeeper to the Oval Office," and Politico calls him "mostly unknown but deeply influential," noting he spends nearly every day... More »

Wife Thought He Was 'Normal.' Then Cops Say He Set a Trap

Michael Wilson allegedly rigged front door to electrocute his pregnant wife

(Newser) - A Florida sheriff calls it "one of the most bizarre domestic violence cases I have seen in my career." The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports a Florida man allegedly rigged a "booby trap" capable of electrocuting his pregnant wife if she unlocked the front door of their home... More »

Police Release Suicide Note, Map That Led to Wife's Body

'Find her and put her to rest'

(Newser) - "I'm sorry for taking her away from everyone," Christopher Lockhart wrote on a map to his wife's body . "I had no right to do what I did." Police in Portage, Mich., have released around 200 pages of documents related to the death in... More »

Police: Sarah Palin's Son Attacked His Father

Track Palin has been arrested on domestic violence charges

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track, has been arraigned on charges that he assaulted his father at the family's home in Alaska, the AP reports. Police were called to the home Saturday night after Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, told police her... More »

Track Palin Charged With Burglary, Assault

It's his second domestic violence arrest in 2 years

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's troubled eldest son is in an Alaska jail after his second domestic violence arrest in two years. Track Palin was arrested Saturday on a felony charge of burglary and misdemeanor charges of assault and mischief, KTUU reports. According to court records, all the charges against the 28-year-old,... More »

Conyers' Son Was Arrested After Domestic Incident

Girlfriend told police she was stabbed

(Newser) - Rep. John Conyers is retiring from the House seat he held for 52 years, and he wants his son to replace him—but voters in Michigan's 13th District may be wary of replacing a man accused of sexual misconduct with one accused of domestic violence. John Conyers III, 27,... More »

3 People Fatally Shot on Thanksgiving; Youth Pastor Arrested

Victims are suspect's wife, her daughter, her daughter's boyfriend

(Newser) - A Virginia youth pastor has been charged in a triple murder after his wife, her daughter, and her daughter's boyfriend were found dead at a home in a Richmond suburb on Thanksgiving, the Washington Post reports. According to WWBT , the bodies of 58-year-old Jeanett Gattis and her 30-year-old daughter,... More »

Man Who Shot Kelley: 'I Was Scared to Death'

Kelley broke toddler's skull in 2012 incident

(Newser) - The armed resident who confronted Texas church gunman Devin Kelley says he was "scared to death"—but he knew what he had to do. Stephen Willeford, who lives across the street from the Sutherlands Springs church Kelley attacked, tells KHBS/KHOG that he grabbed his rifle from its safe,... More »

Schoolteacher's Murder Points to 'One Person Only'

Husband Andrew MacCormack charged Tuesday

(Newser) - Days after a second-grade teacher was found murdered in her home in Revere, Mass., a state police chief says an investigation has "led to one person and one person only, and he is now under arrest." Andrew MacCormack was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder in the death... More »

Cops: California Man Killed 3 Kids After Domestic Dispute

The youngest was just 8 months old

(Newser) - Three children, one a baby, were killed inside a California apartment by their father following an altercation with his wife, authorities say. California Highway Patrol officers arrested Robert Hodges, 33, on Interstate 80 in Sacramento around midnight Thursday, the AP reports. He is being held without bail. The children were... More »

5-Year-Old Killed in 'Domestic Incident' on College Campus

The boy's mother is set to be charged with murder

(Newser) - Authorities say a 34-year-old North Carolina woman will be charged with murder once she's released from the hospital following a "domestic incident" on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus that resulted in the death of her 5-year-old son, WNCN reports. According to the Herald-Sun , the incident happened just before midnight... More »

NFL Player Suspended 6 Games Over Domestic Assault Claims

Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott has 3 days to appeal the decision

(Newser) - Ezekiel Elliott won't be playing in the first six games of the upcoming NFL season, due to domestic violence accusations from his ex-girlfriend. Tiffany Thompson says that the Dallas Cowboys running back physically attacked her multiple times in July of last year. Though the city attorney's office... More »

America's Got Talent Winner Assaulted Girlfriend: Charges

Girlfriend says Landau Murphy Jr. hit her in face with golf club

(Newser) - News reports say America's Got Talent winner Landau Murphy Jr. has been arrested on domestic violence charges in West Virginia. Murphy was charged Monday with domestic battery and domestic assault after his girlfriend reported he struck her in the face with a golf club, slammed her on the ground,... More »

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