Domestic Abuse

Minnesota Tightening Gun Laws For Domestic AbusersMinnesota is part of an early wave of states passing laws to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
Complaint: Man Used GPS Tracker To Terrorize Estranged WifeA Farmington man faces several criminal charges for allegedly terrorizing his estranged wife, who is in the process of divorcing him. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says Marcus Raymond McGibbon, 34, is charged with stalking him wife and violating a restraining order against him.
'Trees Of Hope' Phone Bank Raises More Than $13K For SafeJourneyThe "Trees of Hope" campaign continues here at WCCO and we want to thank everyone who helped support SafeJourney by donating through our phone bank Wednesday.
Family Tragedy Leads Woman To Volunteer For Domestic Abuse GroupWCCO is talking a lot about domestic abuse this week -- and a group that is providing safety for the many who endure it in Minnesota. SafeJourney is a program that works primarily out of North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
SafeJourney Helps Woman Escape Abusive HusbandWCCO studios are draped in purple to represent the fight against domestic violence in our Trees of Hope campaign. SafeJourney is a small nonprofit that offers 24/7 in-person support for anyone who does not feel safe at home.
Body Found In Bemidji, 2 Arrested In Woman's DisappearanceA man who's considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend has been arrested on an unrelated charge. And now police are saying that a body has been exhumed from a shallow grave.
Number Of Domestic Violence Deaths On The Rise In MinnesotaThe number of deaths related to domestic violence in Minnesota is growing at an alarming rate. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women said 26 people have died just this year as a result of domestic violence. That's compared to last year, when 16 women and two men died from domestic violence.
Police: St. Cloud Man Suspected Of Setting Fire In Woman's ApartmentA St. Cloud man is in custody on suspicion of intentionally starting a fire in a woman's apartment early Saturday morning. St. Cloud Police say firefighters and officers were called to an apartment complex on the 800 block of 13th Street South just before 6 a.m.
January Trial Date Set For Barway Collins' FatherA trial date has been set for next January for the man accused of killing his 10-year-old son last March. In a brief hearing, Pierre Collins said he was willing to waive his right to a speedy trial in order to give his lawyers time to prepare to defend him against charges he murdered his son Barway Collins.
Pierre Collins Was Accused Of Abusing His Other KidsAllegations of child abuse have surfaced against the man charged with killing his son.
Man Accused Of Kidnapping Ex, Forcing Her To Drive With Rope Around Her NeckA New Richmond, Wisconsin man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly kidnapping his former girlfriend and forcing her to drive for several hours with a rope around her neck. Baldwin police say 50-year-old Daniel O'Keefe snuck into his ex-girlfriend's car Wednesday night in the parking lot of Notato Contour in Menomonie, where they both work.
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