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Woman Pleads Guilty to Attacking Flight Attendant

Vyvianna Quinonez expected to get 4-month sentence plus 3-year flight ban

(Newser) - Update: California woman Vyvianna Quinonez has admitted attacking a Southwest flight attendant earlier this year and is likely to face prison time—plus a long ban from flying. The Sacramento resident pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to interfering with a flight attendant, NBC San Diego reports. According to a...

Chief Offers Holiday Card, Gets Shocking Murder Confession

South Dakota's Brent Hanson allegedly killed brother, sister-in-law, unborn child

(Newser) - A South Dakota man has allegedly confessed to murdering his brother and sister-in-law, who was nine months pregnant, days before Christmas. The confession came about in an unusual way. On Dec. 14, Milbank Police Chief Boyd VanVooren sent Brent Hanson a Facebook message asking him to come to the station...

'Truly Shocking Language' Lands Woman in Jail

Sharna Walker of England sentenced in racially aggravated assault on bouncer

(Newser) - A British woman will spend Christmas behind bars after a racially charged attack on a nightclub bouncer. Widely shared video footage showed 25-year-old Sharna Walker of Worcester being kicked out of The Figure of Eight bar in Birmingham, England, on May 22. West Midlands Police said she upended furniture before...

High School Football Player Beaten, 3 Friends Arrested

Family is offering a reward for video of the attack

(Newser) - Three teens have been arrested and charged with attacking a 16-year-old high school football player. The young athlete, Cole Hagan, was at a house party on Dec. 3 when three other kids he knew told him to come outside because his truck had been hit, CBS Austin reports. Cole’s...

Former NFL Player Arrested After Disturbing Video

Zac Stacy accused of vicious attack on a former girlfriend

(Newser) - Updated: Former NFL player Zac Stacy has been arrested in Florida after a disturbing video emerged that reportedly shows him beating his ex-girlfriend, reports WSMV . Stacy was taken into custody at Orlando International Airport on Thursday, and he is being held without bond on charges including aggravated battery. Ex Kristin...

Basketball Legend's Son Sentenced, and DA Isn't Happy

Adam Abdul-Jabbar, son of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, stabbed a neighbor over trash cans

(Newser) - Update: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 29-year-old son was on Tuesday sentenced to six months in jail for stabbing his 60-year-old neighbor after being scolded about taking in some trash cans last June. Prosecutors had wanted Adam Abdul-Jabbar to serve seven years and opposed the plea deal offered by the judge, a...

In French Soccer Attack, 'What Is Suspected Is Implausible'

Aminata Diallo suspected of arranging beating of PSG teammate Kheira Hamraoui

(Newser) - A member of one of the world's most prominent women's soccer teams was arrested Wednesday—six days after masked men attacked a woman the New York Times describes as "her rival for playing time." Police in France say that after Paris St. Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo...

Mario Batali Enters Plea on Assault Charge
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Mario Batali Will Go on Trial in April

Celebrity chef pleaded not guilty to allegation he forcibly kissed, groped woman at eatery in 2017

(Newser) - Update: Celebrity chef Mario Batali's trial on a sexual misconduct charge in Boston has been set for April 11, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins' office said Tuesday after a hearing. Batali pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a...

Pilot Cited for Assault After Mask Dispute

This one erupted between Southwest crew members at San Jose hotel bar

(Newser) - A Southwest Airlines flight crew was enjoying an evening at a hotel bar in California last month when a mask dispute erupted between a flight attendant and a pilot, who's now accused of assault. An airline rep told USA Today there was a "crew disagreement during an overnight...

'Slap a Teacher' Challenge Pulls in More Victims

But TikTok insists the challenge didn't originate on its platform

(Newser) - Teachers' groups , local authorities , and law enforcement continue to warn against the newest supposed TikTok challenge— one that involves hitting teachers —but the social media platform is now saying it doesn't think the dare originated on TikTok. Teachers in Missouri and South Carolina are among those who'...

Latest TikTok Challenge Sees Teachers Assaulted

Connecticut AG says platform must reform

(Newser) - TikTok users have been compelled to set themselves on fire and choke themselves until they pass out or die . Now, the trend of dangerous social media challenges continues with a new call to abuse teachers. "Educators beware!" the California Teachers Association warned Tuesday, noting a challenge spreading on...

3 Women Charged in NYC Restaurant Melee Over COVID

Carmine's says there's no proof its hostess used a racial slur

(Newser) - Update: Three woman who were recorded allegedly attacking a NYC restaurant hostess in a September dust-up over proof of vaccination were arraigned Tuesday on charges of third-degree assault, attempted assault, and harassment. The New York Post reports Sally Rechelle Lewis, 49; Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, 44; Tyonnie Keshay Rankin, 21, could...

As Assaults Rise, Hospital Buys Staff Panic Buttons

Attacks on health care workers have jumped since COVID hit

(Newser) - Nurses and hundreds of other staff members will soon begin wearing panic buttons at a Missouri hospital where assaults on workers tripled after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cox Medical Center Branson is using grant money to add buttons to identification badges worn by up to 400 employees who...

Man Allegedly Chokes, Kicks Flight Attendant, Asks to Be Shot

Khalil El Dahr was reportedly angered after an in-flight call didn't go through

(Newser) - A passenger tried to rush the cockpit of a JetBlue flight on Wednesday before kicking and choking a flight attendant, according to an FBI affidavit . The man identified as Khalil El Dahr had become angry after trying unsuccessfully to make a phone call about an hour before the flight from...

NYPD: Texan Tourists Asked for Vax Proof Attacked Hostess

Three women were arrested for assault

(Newser) - New York City started enforcing its vaccine mandate for indoor dining this week—and the kind of incident restaurant owners had feared happened Thursday evening. Police say three Texan tourists attacked a hostess at an Upper West Side restaurant when they were asked for proof of vaccination to dine inside....

'Meet the Teacher' Event Gets Ugly Over Masks

Parent rips mask off teacher in Texas, superintendent pleads for all to 'be kind'

(Newser) - Simmering tensions over mask rules in a Texas school district culminated Tuesday in a parent ripping off a teacher's face covering, an echo of a similar incident in California . "A parent physically assaulted a teacher by ripping a mask off her face," Tom Leonard, superintendent of the...

Official: Dad Attacked Teacher After Mask Dispute on School's First Day

Parent was agitated when he saw young daughter come out of school wearing one

(Newser) - The first day of school is supposed to be filled with excitement for the new school year. At one California elementary school this week, that excitement was marred by violence after a parent attacked a teacher over face masks, reports NBC News . The incident at Sutter Creek Elementary School, located...

He Says He Was Nearly Lynched. Now He's Been Charged

Black activist Vauhxx Booker hit with assault, trespassing charges a year after Indiana incident

(Newser) - Last summer, a Black Indiana activist says he was attacked by a group of white men and nearly lynched (he claims a noose was mentioned) as he walked with a friend to a park, and the video showing the incident went viral. Two men, Sean Purdy and Jerry Cox II,...

Police Chief Saved Baby From Drowning, Then Beat Her Dad

Greg Hallgrimson pleads guilty to assaulting suspect accused of trying to kill infant

(Newser) - A former suburban Kansas City police chief was credited with saving the life of a 6-month-old girl after her father walked into his police station in December 2018, allegedly announcing that he'd just drowned the infant in an icy pond . Greg Hallgrimson and another Greenwood, Mo., police officer raced...

Marilyn Manson Is a Fugitive No More

Rocker turned himself in to LAPD on assault charges

(Newser) - If you've been wondering when Marilyn Manson plans to surrender to police, he already did it a week ago, without anyone noticing. The rocker, who's set to be arraigned in New Hampshire in August on assault charges, took the first step in dealing with that process by turning...

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