Domestic Violence

Report: Domestic Violence Homicides Claimed 34 Lives In 2015New data sheds light on the growing number of people who have died as a result of domestic violence.
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.
Abuse Survivor Now Helps Others Through SafeJourneyWCCO is talking about domestic violence this week, and the numbers may be hard to hear. At least 19 Minnesota children lost their mothers to domestic violence in 2014. That is why a small office at North Memorial Medical Center is in existence.
SafeJourney Provides A Safe Haven For Domestic Violence VictimsOne in four women will suffer abuse from a partner. On occasion, men are also victims. At least 16 Minnesota women were killed by their partners in 2014. There's a small group of Minnesotans trying to change that number. They help victims take the first step to get out, which can be much more complicated than it sounds.
Lawsuit Alleges MN Agency Data Breach Revealed Fraud Tipster's IdentityA tipster who alerted a Minnesota government agency to potential fraud involving unemployment benefits sued Thursday after her identity was mistakenly revealed to the man she turned in, leaving her fearful for her safety. Michele Meier's lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development alleges a data breach put her and her child at risk of retaliation.
Family Of Adelle Jensen Wants Closure, JusticeFamily and friends of a missing mother came together Friday to celebrate her life, and to ask for anyone with information to come forward. No one has heard from 25-year-old Adelle "Addie" Jensen since Nov. 17. Her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Dow, is being held in jail on probable cause of murder. Her family hopes someone can help them "Bring Addie Home."
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.
Chief Harteau Speaks At Gabby Giffords' Anti-Gun Violence ConferenceMinneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau is in Washington, D.C. Wednesday as part of the launch of a new bipartisan group called "Women's Coalition for Common Sense." The group was started by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. She survived after she was shot in the head at a campaign event in Arizona back in 2011. Giffords says gun violence is directly a women's issue.
Man Charged With Strangling Brooklyn Park GirlfriendA man is charged with murder Friday after an early-morning domestic violence incident ended in the strangulation of his girlfriend, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Hennepin Co. Begins Warrant Sweep Against Domestic ViolenceThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office began a warrant sweep Wednesday focused on domestic violence. Among the individuals with active warrants, officials are seeing two offenders who are high on the county's list to find. Manuel Mateo Lopez and Theodore John Stonich II were added to the Hennepin County's Most Wanted List.
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.
Police: Man Shoots At Ex-Girlfriend's Car Near Playground, Infant InsidePolice are searching for a man who allegedly shot at his ex-girlfriend's car in St. Paul Tuesday night, narrowly missing the woman's infant daughter. St. Paul Police say the incident happened at about 7 p.m. near Wilder Playground in the area of Case Avenue and Jessie Street.

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