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Home Improvement Star Pleads Guilty to Attacking Girlfriend

Zachery Ty Bryan was accused of choking her

(Newser) - Home Improvement star Zachery Ty Bryan pleaded guilty Tuesday to attacking his girlfriend. Bryan was accused of choking her at their Oregon apartment in October, but the 39-year-old's plea deal saw the felony strangulation charge and others, including coercion, dropped, TMZ reports. Bryan will avoid jail after pleading guilty...

Cops: Disney Worker in Fla. Helped Victim of Assault in Pa.

Employee alerted police after woman calling for Disney tickets indicated she was in trouble

(Newser) - A quick-thinking Disney World worker may have helped save a life nearly 1,000 miles away. According to Northern York County Regional Police, the Orlando employee got an alarming phone call close to midnight on Jan. 9, with the Pennsylvania woman on the other end at first making a normal...

She Said Black Teen Took Her Phone. Now She's Arrested

Miya Ponsetto allegedly assaulted Black teen she wrongly accused of theft

(Newser) - A woman accused of attacking a Black teenager whom she falsely accused of theft in New York has been arrested across the country in California. Miya Ponsetto, 22—whom some are calling the new Amy Cooper or the "SoHo Karen"—was seized in her home state days after...

Rapper's Surprise Release Includes an Apology

He says sorry to singer Rihanna

(Newser) - Eminem's surprise album, which was released Thursday night, includes a apology. In a track titled "Zeus," the Detroit rapper seeks to atone for a line from a decade-old song in which he endorsed singer Chris Brown's 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. That song—which...

Ex-Cop Pulls Gun in Hunt for 'Fake Ballots': Report

Mark Anthony Aguirre is facing up to 20 years in prison

(Newser) - An ex-police captain was charged Tuesday after allegedly stopping a man at gunpoint in Texas and accusing him of voter fraud, CNN reports. Prosecutors say Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, was even paid over $260,000 for his work. "He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a...

Man Attacked While Campaigning for Democrats

'The supporter suffered wounds to his face and head'

(Newser) - Another rally, another act of violence. On Saturday—the same day four stabbings were reported at a pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC—a man carrying campaign signs for Democratic candidates in Georgia was bloodied by a passerby, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Police say the victim was carrying signs for US...

City Offers Reward for Man 'Lying in Wait'

At least 10 random assaults have occurred in Waltham, Mass.

(Newser) - The suspect in a string of at least 10 random assaults in Massachusetts now has a price on his head. Authorities in Waltham, about 20 miles outside of Boston, offered a $5,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for the recent...

Ghostbusters Actor Attacked in New York

Surveillance video shows Rick Moranis fall to the ground

(Newser) - Rick Moranis was out walking in Manhattan on Thursday morning when an apparent stranger sucker-punched him in the head—and it was all caught on video, the New York Daily News reports. The Ghostbusters actor, 67, was near his Upper West Side apartment when the stranger knocked him to the...

Dad Pays Steep Price After He Has High Schooler Beaten

Michael Tilton ordered to pay $360K to victim in 2009 assault he orchestrated

(Newser) - A Canadian man is out more than $360,000 after ordering the beating of a 14-year-old boy as revenge for a high-school spat with his son. Little was previously known about the decade-old incident laid out in a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling last week, per the CBC . Describing "...

Trump Funeral Guest Hit Restaurant Worker: Report

Seems it all went down at a Fig & Olive restaurant

(Newser) - Looks like someone in Robert Trump's funeral party got upset Friday night and punched a restaurant worker in the nose, Fox 5 DC reports. NBC News correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted that he confirmed the assault at a Fig & Olive restaurant in DC: The unnamed mourner "blindsided one...

Arrest of Man in Assault on Teen Worker Was a Bit Dramatic

But Troy McCoy and a woman have now been charged in alleged Sesame Place attack

(Newser) - A couple accused of assaulting a teenage Sesame Place worker who asked them to wear masks are now facing multiple charges over the incident. Troy McCoy, 39, and Shakerra Bonds, 31, allegedly attacked the 17-year-old because he had, earlier in the day, reminded them to wear their masks at the...

Couple Assaults Teen Sesame Place Worker Over Masks

Theme park employee reminded them to wear facial coverings, got seriously injured

(Newser) - A 17-year-old employee at Sesame Place was forced to undergo surgery after a mask dispute at the Pennsylvania theme park Sunday ended in an altercation. The worker had asked a couple to put on their masks earlier in the day; then, around 5pm, he encountered the man and woman again...

Customer Asks Woman to Wear Mask Correctly, Gets Leg Broken

Police have arrested female suspect, charged her with assault

(Newser) - A woman using a copy machine at a New Jersey Staples store last week ended up with a broken leg after she asked a fellow customer to put on her face mask. The alleged victim, 54-year-old Margot Kagan, says 25-year-old Terri Thomas came up to the machine next to hers...

'Call Trump': White Supremacist Loses It in Restaurant

Nicholas Arnold Schock assaults woman in Florida

(Newser) - Nothing like a little fine dining—especially when a self-proclaimed white supremacist explodes in a rage and hits a female staffer in the face. That's what happened at a restaurant in Nokomis, Florida, where a man identified as Nicholas Arnold Schock was caught on video going berserk, TMZ reports....

Another Bus Driver Attacked Over Mask Rule

This time, in San Francisco

(Newser) - An Asian-American bus driver was attempting to enforce a mask requirement when he was beaten with a wooden bat, according to police in San Francisco. The driver for San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) had asked three passengers—possibly teenagers—to leave the bus when one allegedly spit on the driver...

Asked to Wear Masks, Guys Instead Start Trader Joe's Brawl

Numerous charges stem from July 14 assault at Manhattan store

(Newser) - Eight employees of a Trader Joe's in New York City were reportedly injured in a confrontation with two men who refused to wear masks. Employees had asked the men to leave the Manhattan store on East 32nd Street around 8:50pm on July 14 as they weren't following...

Bus Driver Tells 3 Young Men to Wear Masks. Then, This

A San Francisco health order requires that everyone wear a mask on public transport

(Newser) - A San Francisco bus driver was beaten with a bat by a passenger who refused to wear a face mask, police said. Three young men without masks apparently got on a public bus Wednesday afternoon and the driver repeatedly asked them to don face coverings, the AP reports. A city...

Judge Delivers Bad News to Teen Detained Over Homework

Michigan 15-year-old has to stay in juvenile detention center for several more months

(Newser) - A Michigan teen placed in juvenile detection after failing to do her homework won't be getting out in the near future, despite claims that the case represents "the criminalization of Black children," per NBC New York . The 15-year-old identified as Grace told Oakland County Judge Mary Ellen...

Sheriff: Cop Pointing Gun at Unarmed Man's Head 'Despicable'

Former Sgt. Janak Amin has been fired, arrested; colleagues reported incident in Tampa

(Newser) - A former 21-year veteran of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida is now facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being accused by his colleagues of pointing a gun at the head of an unresisting Black man already in custody. The Tampa Bay Times reports...

Cops: Woman Coughed in Baby's Face After Arguing With Mom

Suspect was 'upset about social distancing'

(Newser) - Police in San Jose are searching for a woman accused of deliberately coughing in a baby's face after arguing with the 1-year-old's mother about social distancing. Police spokesman Enrique Garcia says the suspect, a white woman in her 60s, removed her face mask, got close to the baby'...

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