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  • Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

    September 19, 2014 3:51 PM

    NEW YORK - Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me." At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players... more »
  • NFL to partner with violence hotline

    September 19, 2014 10:45 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing... more »
  • Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

    September 19, 2014 6:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students. The White House says athletes will appear in the campaign called "It's On Us" that Obama and Vice... more »
  • Black women's group criticizes NFL

    September 17, 2014 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A leading black women's group says the NFL's decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence is "unacceptable." The Black Women's Roundtable is made up of leaders who represent black women and girls. They say the NFL should have included black women when it... more »
  • Anheuser-Busch 'disappointed' in NFL

    September 16, 2014 5:26 PM

    Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. The beer giant issued a statement on Tuesday saying it was "disappointed and increasingly concerned" by recent incidents and was not yet satisfied with the league's response. It said it... more »
  • Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    September 10, 2014 4:15 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from... more »
  • Domestic homicide on the rise in Louisiana Play Video

    September 9, 2014 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence is on the rise in Louisiana, with the state ranking fourth in the nation for murders related to domestic violence. In 2012, 45 women were killed in Louisiana by a man, according to the Violence Policy Center. They reported that 90 percent of those... more »
  • Video of punch leads to Rice suspension, firing

    September 8, 2014 2:06 PM

    OWNING MILLS, Md. - The NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice hours after a video surfaced Monday of Rice punching his then-fiance in the face. The Ravens announced they had also terminated Rice before the NFL suspension was handed down. The video shows Rice and Janay Palmer,... more »
  • Goodell: NFL closely watching McDonald case

    September 4, 2014 8:24 AM

    RENTON, WA - Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is closely watching San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald's case after the institution of the league's new policy on domestic violence. Goodell spoke after attending a youth event Wednesday night. Goodell said the league is still waiting to get all... more »
  • NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

    August 28, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by... more »
  • Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    August 27, 2014 3:25 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say... more »
  • Dozens gather at Capitol for domestic violence vigil Play Video

    August 14, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group gathered on the Capitol steps Thursday evening to call attention to the wide-spread issue of domestic violence in Louisiana. People shared their stories and paid tribute to those who died because of violence at home. The vigil honored Aleria Cyrus Reed and other victims... more »
  • Soccer star Hope Solo due in court

    June 23, 2014 7:50 AM

    KIRKLAND, WA - U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo is scheduled to appear in court Monday in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, in suburban Seattle. Officers said Solo was intoxicated early Saturday when she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew.... more »
  • DCFS announces increased domestic violence funding

    June 17, 2014 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Children and Family Services announced increased funding Tuesday for more than a dozen domestic violence programs across the state, including in Baton Rouge. One provider is expanding to Shreveport and Natchitoches to provide more opportunities for safe refuges during disasters, help individuals and... more »
  • Police arrest deputy accused of domestic violence

    June 3, 2014 11:21 AM

    NEWS ROADS - Law enforcement said they arrested an off duty Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Deputy accused of domestic violence charges. New Roads City Police said Stephen Louis, 32, allegedly assaulted his wife while still in uniform after getting off duty early Tuesday morning. Deputy Louis is charged with... more »
  • La. House rejects eviction protection bill

    May 29, 2014 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the House rejected a proposal to give domestic violence victims new protections from eviction in Louisiana, amid concerns it would take away landlords' rights and lead to lawsuits. The Senate had unanimously passed the anti-discrimination measure (Senate Bill 233) by Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton... more »
  • Senate approves immediate divorce bill

    May 22, 2014 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to make domestic abuse one of the grounds for immediate divorce in Louisiana, rather than having a months-long waiting period. The Senate gave final passage to the bill (Senate Bill 292) by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, with a 35-0 vote Thursday. An immediate... more »
  • Domestic violence bills head to Gov. Bobby Jindal

    May 13, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Efforts to toughen penalties against domestic violence in Louisiana, which leads the nation in domestic abuse deaths, have won final legislative passage. With unanimous votes from the House Tuesday, the bills by New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat, move next to the governor's desk. One bill... more »
  • Woman in critical condition after domestic dispute

    May 12, 2014 10:46 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said they are investigating a shooting that occurred after a domestic dispute on Sunday afternoon. Margaret Jackson, 47, was shot in the stomach while attempting to stab a man inside an E. Illinois St. residence in Hammond, according to Sheriff Daniel Edwards.... more »
  • Tougher domestic abuse penalties backed by Senate

    May 6, 2014 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have unanimously supported bills to toughen penalties for domestic abuse. New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell, who presented the measures Tuesday, said they could save lives in Louisiana, which leads the nation in domestic violence deaths. Under one measure, domestic abuse aggravated assault would be labeled a... more »
  • Murder suspect's bank accounts inactive, deputies confident he jumped off bridge

    May 5, 2014 11:54 PM

    GONZALES- Authorities said Monday, it is likely a man did jump off a river bridge after murdering his estranged wife and son in April . Ronald Green has not been spotted, nor has he used any of his bank accounts, since the April 17th double murder. "Detectives are... more »
  • EBR judge wants domestic violence court Play Video

    April 24, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge wants to establish a domestic violence court in East Baton Rouge Parish. State District Judge Donald Johnson says the recent domestic related murders in Ascension Parish motivated his ideas to create a new court that he feels would help to curb domestic... more »
  • Family mourns loss during candlelight vigil

    April 19, 2014 9:39 PM

    GONZALES - A community held a candlelight Saturday night to remember the mother and son who were allegedly killed by the husband and father early Thursday morning. "It's hard, real hard, you know. This is something here that should have never happened," said family member Robert Wright. More... more »
  • Family 'heartbroken' after man kills wife and son Play Video

    April 17, 2014 4:27 PM

    GONZALES - A family is coping with the tragic loss of two loved ones after a man allegedly murdered his wife and their 12-year-old son. Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say Ronald Green Sr. shot and killed his wife, 40-year-old Dewona Green and his son, Ronald Green Jr. Grief-stricken... more »
  • Cooking up an end to domestic violence Play Video

    March 10, 2014 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the National Coalition of Domestic Violence, 1.3 million women in the United States are victims of domestic violence each year. IRIS Director Judy Benitez visited 2une In Monday morning to tell you how you can help them fight domestic violence. The Women Chefs' Show... more »
  • Women's shelter speaks out after murder-suicide Play Video

    January 16, 2014 2:59 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After sheriff's deputies said a man killed his wife and then himself Wednesday night in Livingston Parish, a battered women's shelter is speaking out against domestic violence. Darren Blevins, chairman of Women Outreaching Women, says one in every three women worldwide is a victim of domestic... more »
  • Shutdown could close woman's shelter Play Video

    October 11, 2013 5:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish's only women's shelter is struggling to keep its doors open during the government shutdown. Women Outreaching Women's treasurer told News 2 that 90 percent of their money comes from federal grants, which they said haven't been paid in months. "We live from day... more »
  • Abused women find strength together Play Video

    October 10, 2013 4:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two abused women told News 2 they found an unbreakable friendship in one another. Both beaten and in need of a safe haven, Janet Slavik and Cynthia Holmes found hope at the Women Outreaching Women center in Livingston Parish. "It's very hard but if they've... more »
  • Deputies find meth labs under flowerpot

    September 12, 2013 7:22 AM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a 31-year-old man on drug counts after investigating a domestic disturbance. Detective Don McKey says deputies went to the home of Brandon Cupit Wednesday to answer a complaint that he had allegedly struck his wife during an argument. McKey says... more »
  • La. domestic violence services threatened Play Video

    April 12, 2013 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence service providers across Louisiana are worried about their future. They are afraid Governor Bobby Jindal's proposed budget will pass among lawmakers and pass along a funding 38% cut. The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence has been collecting data about domestic violence related services... more »
  • Deputies release victim's name in murder-suicide

    April 11, 2013 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have released new details about a domestic dispute that left two people dead, including the alleged shooter. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 48-year-old William Benham shot his wife and stepdaughter, before turning the gun on himself. Deputies say they received a... more »
  • Domestic violence shelters facing more budget cuts Play Video

    March 26, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence shelters across Louisiana are facing their second budget cut in the last few months. The Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services have proposed a cut of $1.4 million to domestic violence services. If approved, shelters would be operating with 40 percent less funding... more »
  • Judge: 911 calls can be used in murder trial

    February 27, 2013 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has ruled that a jury will be allowed to hear a series of 911 calls made by a young woman less than three weeks before her ex-boyfriend allegedly shot her and two other women to death. In the recorded calls, which were played during a... more »
  • Police: Ohio kin spat spills human ashes from urn

    January 22, 2013 12:43 PM

    LORAIN, Ohio - An Ohio man has been accused of bashing his brother over the head with a cremation urn, breaking the urn and creating a cloud of human ashes. Police say officers responding to a domestic-violence report in Lorain on Friday saw Joel Perez threaten to kill his brother... more »
  • Actor Edward Furlong arrested for domestic violence

    January 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    West Hollywood, Calif. - Actor Edward Furlong remains jailed after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence and for an outstanding felony warrant. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Furlong was arrested in West Hollywood on suspicion of domestic violence battery. It is one of several cases the... more »
  • Ore. woman: Boyfriend choked her with dreadlocks

    January 8, 2013 12:46 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Police in Oregon say a woman told officers that her boyfriend choked her with his dreadlocks. Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the unidentified woman was taken to a hospital Monday for treatment of numerous non-life-threatening injuries. The police spokesman says 32-year-old Caleb Grotberg was arrested for... more »
  • Women's shelters hard-hit by state budget cuts Play Video

    January 4, 2013 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last week Governor Jindal cut the Department of Children and Family Services by more than 20 percent. Now those cuts are trickling down to domestic violence shelters. "I felt like I had been kicked. It's such a devastating feeling," said Audrey Wascome, the interim director for... more »
  • Budget cuts hit domestic violence programs

    January 4, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest round of budget cuts are falling on shelters that take in battered women and other domestic violence prevention providers. The reductions were made to help close a $166 million midyear budget deficit. The Advocate reports that funding for family violence prevention and intervention... more »
  • BRPD: Boyfriend stabbed, killed girlfriend in argument

    December 10, 2012 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he stabbed his girlfriend overnight. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said police arrested Mark Turner, 48, in suspicion of killing 30-year-old Shalonda Green. Stubbs said Turner and Green were arguing inside her residence when Turner stabbed Green around... more »
  • Wash. man who killed bird with fork gets 6 months

    November 28, 2012 12:34 PM

    EVERETT, Wash. - A 63-year-old Everett, Wash., man has been sentenced to six months in jail for fatally stabbing his ex- girlfriend's parrot with a serving fork. The Daily Herald reports that Richard J. Atkinson pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and domestic-violence malicious mischief in the Aug. 19 attack. In... more »
  • Trombonist pleads guilty to domestic violence

    November 15, 2012 4:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans trombonist Glen David Andrews has pleaded guilty to domestic violence by strangulation and aggravated assault. The Times-Picayune reports the 32-year-old Andrews entered the plea Thursday to charges stemming from physical confrontations in April and May involving a 33-year-old woman the musician dated on and off.... more »
  • Candleight Vigil for murdered Mother and Unborn Child Play Video

    October 4, 2012 10:26 PM

    Baton Rouge - An out pouring of love and support was present at a candle light vigil for Shylah Hicks and her unborn child. Shyla was six months pregnant when police say Adam Sterling shot shyla to death, killing the baby. Friends say Shyla was a victim of domestic... more »
  • Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar arrested

    June 8, 2012 12:53 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar has been arrested after authorities say he slightly hurt his 15-year-old daughter in a fight at his metro Atlanta home. Fayette County Sheriff's Office investigator Brent Rowan says deputies responded to a call of domestic violence at the home around 1 a.m. Friday.... more »
  • Woman accused of killing boyfriend over cheap Mother's Day gift

    May 16, 2012 12:33 PM

    An inadequate Mother's Day gift was apparently the last straw for a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death early Monday morning in Beaumont, Texas. Family members say 20-year-old Paige Parkerson stabbed 22-year-old Clifton Barkin to death after he gave her a card and flowers. Police say... more »
  • Judge: Buy wife flowers, then take her to dinner

    February 8, 2012 12:32 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A spat over forgetting to wish his wife a happy birthday landed a South Florida man in jail on domestic violence charges. When Judge "Jay" Hurley heard the circumstances that brought 47-year-old Joseph Bray to bond court Tuesday, he issued a unique ruling. Hurley ordered Bray... more »
  • Police say Ohio dad beat girl over alphabet lesson

    November 11, 2011 11:22 AM

    AKRON, Ohio - Police in Ohio have accused a man of beating his 5-year-old daughter because she was having trouble with her alphabet homework. Akron police say the kindergartner was struggling to recognize the letter D on Tuesday when 39-year-old Christopher D. Curry became angry. According to police,... more »
  • Port Allen man accused of shooting woman in the back

    March 14, 2011 3:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An apparent incident of domestic violence in Port Allen has left one woman in the hospital and the man suspected of shooting her in police custody. Chief Frederick Smith said Lennet Little, 35, was arrested in suspicion of aggravated burglary and attempted first-degree murder. Smith... more »
  • NJ court: Nazi naming parents shouldn't get kids back

    August 5, 2010 12:37 PM

    A state appeals court has determined that a New Jersey couple who gave their children Nazi-inspired names should not regain custody of them. Heath and Deborah Campbell's three small children were removed from their home by the state in January 2009. The family drew attention after a supermarket... more »
  • Police: 6 dead 4 wounded in Albuquerque shooting

    July 12, 2010 1:03 PM

    Police say six people are dead and four others are hospitalized in a shooting at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer. Authorities say one of the dead was believed to be the gunman at the shooting on Monday at the campus of Emcore Corp. Police Chief Ray Schultz says... more »
  • Mel Gibson focus of domestic violence inquiry

    July 8, 2010 2:15 PM

    Authorities in Los Angeles are investigating a possible domestic violence incident involving Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend. Gibson is named as a potentional suspect, in the alleged attack on January 6 with Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson is no longer on probation for a 2006 drunken driving case,... more »
  • Sheen to plead guilty, serve time

    June 7, 2010 12:38 PM

    Charlie Sheen is expected to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic violence case and work at a local theater company during a 30-day jail sentence, his wife's attorney said Monday. In exchange, prosecutors would drop felony menacing and criminal mischief charges stemming from an argument... more »
  • Former child actor Coleman pleads guilty

    February 8, 2010 8:21 PM

    Actor Gary Coleman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge related to domestic violence in Utah. Coleman cut a deal with proseuctors to reduce the charge from domestic violence. He entered the plea Monday in Santaquin, about 65 miles south of Salt Lake City. He got 31 1/2 days... more »
  • Domestic violence victims get help

    September 21, 2009 6:01 PM

    District Attorney Hillar Moore announced today the addition of an assistant district attorney to solely handle cases of domestic violence. Nearly 700 cases of domestic violence come into the DA's office every year and often get put on the back burner. "We need to make sure the victims... more »

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