The number of people in Minnesota who were killed in acts of domestic violence last year is down compared to the year before. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women says 23 people were killed due to domestic violence in the state in 2014, which compares to a total of 37 victims in 2013.
A Minneapolis woman pleaded guilty Monday to helping her father dispose of the body of the woman he murdered.
A Willmar man is accused of deliberately setting a house on fire while his ex-wife and 9-year-old child were still inside. According to Willmar Police, 32-year-old Fidencio Rojas has been taken into custody.
The video of the hit to the face, the pictures of the lash marks on a young boy’s body and all the rest of the unseemly evidence rolled out over days and weeks in a steady, stomach-churning stream.
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Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Giffords was meeting privately with Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and domestic violence prevention advocates.
A new report sheds light on the life and death consequences of domestic violence in Wisconsin. The organization End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin released a study that shows 55 people died as a result of domestic violence in 2013.
When leadership was calling, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to be missing in action. Goodell was saying very little publicly concerning the domestic violence case of Baltimore Raven star Ray Rice.
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Back in May, Ray Rice pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault. As a first time offender, he avoided jail time, but was ordered by the court to undergo counseling.
News that the Baltimore Ravens have fired Ray Rice — after a video of him allegedly striking his then-fiancé surfaced — is being hailed by those who are trying to stop domestic violence. Jennifer Polzin is with the Tubman Center for Families in Minneapolis.
It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension
Police officers subdued a 22-year-old man who began to cut his own throat after he was suspected of brutally assaulting his girlfriend Saturday. Fridley Police responded to reports of a domestic situation at 6373 Pierce St. NE, and encountered 22-year-old James Ahlers, who began to cut his throat before officers intervened.
Hope Solo allegedly attacked her sister and nephew, while everyone is shocked it’s probably something we should have seen coming.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill restricting gun possession rights for people convicted of domestic abuse and those subject to restraining orders. The measure was among 19 bills signed by Dayton Friday.
A Minnesota House panel has approved a measure that would ban people convicted of domestic abuse from having guns. The public safety committee approved the measure Tuesday on a voice vote. It’s sponsored by Cottage Grove Democrat Dan Schoen.
A pilot program that uses GPS technology to monitor when alleged domestic violence offenders get too close to their victims has shown promise in Ramsey County, say authorities who want to continue offering it as an option to help keep victims safe.
A new report says at least 37 people were killed last year as a result of domestic violence. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women released its 2013 Femicide Report on Tuesday.
Friends and teammates of murder victim Mandy Matula gathered Sunday in an effort to raise awareness for domestic violence. Matula disappeared in May after leaving her house with her ex-boyfriend, David Roe, in Eden Prairie. Roe killed himself before police could question him.
A St. Paul man with a history of domestic violence is accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife and several others.
A Minneapolis woman’s death has been ruled a homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office. The body of Nerissa Annette Shaw, 46, was found wrapped in a sheet along the 5000 block of Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park on Tuesday. Authorities say Shaw died from multiple blunt-force injuries. Police arrested 54-year-old Walter Thompson III, also of Minneapolis, on probable cause of second-degree homicide. Thompson and Shaw had a history of domestic issues, and he was currently on probation for violating an order of protection involving the victim.
Her family is busy organizing Saturday’s first annual “5K for Dani J.” It will take place at Colby Lake in Woodbury, a place she knew well.
A 56-year-old Burnsville, Minn. man is accused of assaulting his 90-year-old mother and throwing her dog on the ground after she wouldn’t sign over her house to him.
One in three women are assaulted by someone they know. Now the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act will help protect women in Minnesota.
In the past month, police say there’ve been three women killed by their husbands or boyfriends: a store manager at the Mall of America, a teenage girl and a pregnant National Guard member. None of the men charged have a criminal history