One of the biggest local stories of 2013 was the very troubling string of domestic violence homicides. Especially during the first half of the year, it seemed a new tragedy of that sort was hitting the news cycle just about every week.RELATED: Steven Johnson: Man who dismembered wife lured 1996 vict ... More >>
The Vikings have already released cornerback A.J. Jefferson after he was arrested for domestic assault around 4:30 a.m. this morning. SEE ALSO: Vikings cornerback Chris Cook found not guilty of domestic assaultDetails are scant at this point, but a press release from the Eden Prairie Police Departme ... More >>
Politicians in D.C. and St. Paul have spent a lot of time recently talking about banning semi-automatic firearms in hopes of curbing violent crime -- but as the story of Kenneth Perry Jr. suggests, where there's a will, there's a way.SEE ALSO: Hector Estrada allegedly booted his brother in the head ... More >>
Yesterday, Michele Bachmann was the only Minnesota congressperson to vote against reauthorization of the historically uncontroversial Violence Against Women Act. Then, in classic Bachmann fashion, her spokesman explained her vote by offering up a heaping mound of doublespeak.SEE ALSO: Al Franken cri ... More >>
See also:Edina drunk driver refuses to put down burrito, offers bribe, blows 2.84, flips bird during mugAn Adams, Minnesota man tossed a burrito at a woman Tuesday night and was charged with gross misdemeanor domestic assault in Mower County District Court, according to the Albert Lea Tribune.Adams ... More >>
But authorities say no crime was committed
Al Franken got emotional on the Senate floor today while speaking on behalf of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.Franken broke down while recalling the late Sheila Wellstone's vision of an America where women who are fleeing domestic violence don't have to worry about becoming homeless. ... More >>
Kenneth Turner allegedly beat his pregnant girlfriend for three hours and "stomped" on her stomach because she "did not deserve the baby," according to criminal charges filed in Anoka County. Turner went to his girlfriend's apartment in Fridley April 13 and punched her, kicked her, and pulled her ... More >>
A Hennepin County jury today found Vikings cornerback Chris Cook not guilty on all counts in his domestic assault trial. He was charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation and third-degree assault.When police arrived at Cook's home last October 22, they found his girlfriend sitting on ... More >>
In this week's feature, we told the story of Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Ruettimann, who committed suicide in early October. Shortly before his death, he asked a friend to pass a package of paperwork to this City Pages reporter. Included in the package was a detailed account of an Interna ... More >>
Brett Rogers keeps getting himself in more trouble.Brett Rogers used to be bad news for the mixed martial arts fighters he was matched up against. These days, Rogers is his own worst enemy.Rogers was arrested yet again yesterday, turning himself in to Apple Valley Police for a parole violation wh ... More >>
Chris Cook is facing a felony charge for his alleged attack.The Christian Ponder era is off to a rocky beginning. Vikings cornerback Chris Cook, arrested early Saturday after a domestic abuse incident, has now been charged with a felony for an assault that left his girlfriend crying and bleeding ... More >>
Brett Rogers made a plea deal on third-degree assault. Brett Rogers, the St. Paul product who shot to the top of the mixed martial arts world in 2009, continued on his rapid decline yesterday when he pleaded guilty to third-degree assault charges for an attack on his wife.Rogers was arrested in l ... More >>
Bill Pulkrabek: This is the face of an innocent man.Bill Pulkrabek, the alleged drunk, neurotic, cat abusing, girlfriend-hair-dragging former campaign manager for Michele Bachmann pleaded not guilty to domestic assault yesterday. Pulkrabek, who is credited with launching Bachmann's political care ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonOn Atmosphere's latest album, The Family Sign, "The Last to Say" stands out as one of the most sobering and plain-spoken tracks on the album, riffing on a message warning against domestic violence with lines like "Just tear it all apart and build new / Cause if you don't kill ... More >>
Presidential contender Michele Bachmann has already been tied to the Bill Pulkrabek mistress domestic assault scandal, but it now appears that there is a connection to Tim Pawlenty as well. Pulkrabek was arrested on Memorial Day after a woman told police the married Washington County Commiss ... More >>
Washington County JailBill Pulkrabek, shown here in his mugshot after the Memorial Day domestic assault arrest"Male beat up female," reads the incident report from yesterday's domestic assault arrest of Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek, one of Michele Bachmann's early mentors. B ... More >>
Jeremy Giefer's was charged with domestic assault five years before Tim Pawlenty voted to clear his sex offender record.New details of Jeremy Giefer's lifetime of legal problems make it harder than ever to understand how he got his record cleared by the Board of Pardons.The red flags were already ... More >>
Photo: banspyPringle said he was teaching a child discipline.Brenton D. Pringle, a guy with a domestic assault conviction, was evidently the kind of live-in disciplinarian a St. Paul mom was looking for. She liked his military bearing. Now he's in jail. St. Paul cops came calling after a 911 ... More >>
Sen. Sandy Pappas of St. Paul proposed the legislation. She says many abused women will stay in dangerous situations because of their companion animals.
Drawn from news reports because no state or federal agency collects comprehensive data on domestic homicides, it's sobering reading.
Alcohol was involved. Duh.
At least he looks happy in his mugshot!
Unfortunately this man might have some other problems besides raw genitalia and some pissed off women on his case.
People questioned their choice of Chris Brown's "Forever" for their coordinated dance entrance at the church, so the couple is asking fans of the video to donate money to help stop domestic violence.
Overcrowded shelters and lack of available jobs greet help-seekers
The joint effort between the MPD and city attorney's office is aimed at increasing the conviction rate of domestic abusers.
Dad tells of spending $30,000 to win time with his kids
The quixotic wife abuser keeps his eyes on the prize
Her husband beat her, so she couldn't let him take custody of their kids
A vital service for domestic violence survivors sees its budget gutted
Charities disassociate themselves from Le Cirque Rouge's burlesque benefit
Budget cuts and Bush are leaving victims of domestic violence out in the cold
The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings
In the documentary masterworks of Frederick Wiseman, ordinary people do battle with institutions--and the poetic tussles with the real
Love, marriage, and the maddening plight of a Russian bride
Instead of a 12-year prison sentence, Judge James Campbell gave an attempted murderer a few months in the workhouse. And he can't understand why everyone's so upset about it.
Don't look now, but apathy is anathema
She said she couldn't get away. The prosecutor said she never tried. Now the courts must decide: Did Donna Miller kill her boyfriend in self-defense, or was it murder?
Terrance Jackson's wife put three bullets in him. He almost died. She got 30 days in the workhouse.