domestic violence

This combination of booking photos provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows Courtney Irby on June 15, 2019, and her husband Joseph Irby on June 14.
Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP
June 24, 2019 - 9:38 am
UPDATED: 1 p.m. By Mike Schneider, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with...
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Odubel Herrera
Atlantic City Police Department
Kim Glovas
June 03, 2019 - 5:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Major League Baseball has announced that Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera will remain on administrative leave for an additional two weeks. Herrera was arrested in Atlantic City last week on domestic abuse charges. His girlfriend told police he had hit her after an...
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Odubel Herrera
Atlantic City Police Department
Kim Glovas
May 28, 2019 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera was arrested Monday night in Atlantic City on charges of domestic assault. Atlantic City police were called to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino around 8:30 p.m. A 20-year-old Philadelphia woman told police she had been...
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May 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Domestic violence is far too common among adults, and women are often the victims. One of the best developments in the past decade has been raising...
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Steve Tawa
April 26, 2019 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local domestic violence survivors and advocates gathered on the University of Pennsylvania campus to highlight the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Local domestic violence survivors and advocates, including @SenBobCasey , @WomenAgnstAbuse...
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 Act 79 was first introduced in October of 2017, when the governor called for domestic violence gun safety protections.
Kim Glovas
April 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new law that is designed to take guns away from domestic abusers and save lives goes into effect Wednesday in Pennsylvania. Act 79 was first introduced in October 2017, when the governor called for domestic violence gun safety protections. A year later, it was...
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This photo shows chefs from 2018's Women Against Abuse Dish It Up cooking competition.
Courtesy of Women Against Abuse
Hadas Kuznits
March 15, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly two dozen women will be participating in the Dish It Up cooking competition March 21 at Vie by Cescaphe, an event benefiting survivors of domestic violence. Long-time participant Meredith Maciolek said it's a good time for a good cause. "The event itself is...
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Issa Thiam (35) controls the ball.
Brad Penner/USA Today Sports
March 12, 2019 - 4:45 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University basketball player Issa Thiam has been dismissed from the team and faces deportation after his arrest on domestic violence charges. Thiam, a junior forward from Dakar, Senegal, is accused of slapping a woman and swinging a knife at her after she refused...
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Justin Udo
January 23, 2019 - 8:17 pm
GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Law enforcement in New Jersey introduce a new component to help them to better serve victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says their new Special Victims Unit is a result of more than two years of work...
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Jacquie Jones is now running for circuit court judge in Delaware County.
Courtesy of Stefan Roots, Chester Matters Blog
Justin Udo
January 22, 2019 - 7:52 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A local lawyer is using a traumatic experience to advocate for others as she runs for political office. Life changed in the blink of an eye for Jacquie Jones, a lawyer in Media, Delaware County, when she found out her brother was stabbed to death by his girlfriend. "I...
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