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Gunman Sent 'Threatening Texts' to His Mother-in-Law

Massacre may have been triggered by 'domestic situation'

(Newser) - Sunday's mass shooting at a Texas church appears to have been set off by some kind of family fight. "We can tell you that there was a domestic situation going on within this family," said a Texas Department of Public Safety official, adding that 26-year-old Devin Kelley... More »

Man Who Had Been 'Drinking All Day' Kills Ohio Cop

Mayor of Girard says it's the 'saddest day of his life'

(Newser) - Girard, Ohio, is mourning Justin Leo, who's believed to be the first police officer killed in the line of duty in the Youngstown-area city's history. Police say Leo, a 31-year-old who'd been on the Girard force for five years, was shot dead Saturday night after responding to... More »

Cops: Soldier Kills Wife, Then a State Trooper

Suspect in upstate New York surrenders after domestic dispute

(Newser) - Police in northern New York say a soldier stationed at Fort Drum killed his wife and a state trooper who arrived to investigate. Justin Walters, 32, is accused of shooting trooper Joel Davis, a 36-year-old father of three, as Walters approached the couple's residence in the town of Theresa... More »

Yale Professor Found Dead in Jail Cell

He was arrested after domestic dispute

(Newser) - Cops in New Haven, Connecticut, are probing the mysterious death of a Yale professor after his arrest in a domestic dispute. Samuel See, 34, was found dead around 6am Sunday after spending the night in a jail cell, and police say they do not believe he committed suicide, reports NBC... More »

Charges for Zimmerman? Smashed iPad May Tell

Police trying to look at video taken by his wife

(Newser) - The next phase of the George Zimmerman chronicles now hinges on a smashed iPad. Police investigating yesterday's domestic disturbance between Zimmerman and estranged wife Shellie say her iPad has video of their confrontation that could determine whether he (or she) faces any charges, reports the Orlando Sentinel . The problem... More »

FBI's New Crisis: Too Much Sexting

Records reveal range of disciplinary issues

(Newser) - FBI agents have received a stern rebuke in internal reports: Time to stop the sexting. An assistant director says the agency has been dealing with a "rash" of dirty texts and naked photos, some sent on government-furnished devices, CNN reports. "When you are given an FBI BlackBerry, it'... More »

Mom Charged With Pepper Spraying Baby


(Newser) - Your Honor, it's really not as bad as it sounds. Or so might go the defense of Janee Young, who is charged with pepper-spraying her infant son in the face. But it seems that Young isn't just another case of a bad parent taking out anger on an... More »

Woman Charged for Hitting Hubby With Cupcakes

Quarrel turns ugly when wife opens cake box

(Newser) - Well, it's one way to lose weight: A Chicago woman was charged with domestic battery this weekend for hurling cupcakes at her husband, the Chicago Tribune reports. Police say the woman quarreled with her hubby on Saturday night, then struck him on the head and pelted him with cakes... More »

iPhone Squabble Leads to Arrest for NYT Tech Writer

David Pogue, wife charged with disorderly conduct

(Newser) - Irony alert: David Pogue writes about the iPhone quite a bit in his job as the New York Times' tech writer, and it was an iPhone that got him charged with disorderly conduct Monday night. He and his wife, who are in the process of divorcing, got in an argument,... More »

Chihuahua Killer Faces ... Life

Puppy's death could cost con big time under Three Strikes Law

(Newser) - A California man accused of fatally slamming his wife's Chihuahua against a wall during a domestic dispute could be sentenced to life in prison, according to authorities. Bud Wally Ruiz gave the 6-week-old puppy, Teddy, to his wife for Mother's Day. His wife called police just days later... More »

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