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She took the baby and left. He showed up with a machete and killed her.

Kym Larsen is one of at least 10 domestic violence fatalities in Idaho so far this year, according the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

Police had previously responded to Bills star LeSean McCoy’s home

Police reports show officers responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied …


Five killed in domestic violence incidents in one day

Thursday was a particularly tragic day in regard to domestic violence in Idaho with five people being fatally shot throughout the state, including two couples who died in separate murder-suicides.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

North Idaho entrepreneur Nicholas Smoot arrested under suspicion of domestic battery

Coeur d’Alene entrepreneur Nicholas R. Smoot, who has gained attention for his work in bringing an internet startup culture to North Idaho, was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of domestic battery.


Shawn Vestal: Domestic violence is one of Spokane’s biggest public health problems. Time to end the silence.

Hundreds of times every month, someone in Spokane County picks up the phone and calls police to report violence in their home. A husband beat a wife, or a wife …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

SWAT team uses robot and flash-bang grenades in Spokane Valley standoff

A three-hour armed standoff Monday evening in Spokane Valley led the the arrest of one man


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Man arrested after domestic violence call leads to house fire

Police arrested a man Saturday evening who is under suspicion of deliberately setting his house on fire during a violent altercation with his girlfriend.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Newman Lake man sentenced 16 years in killing of girlfriend

A Newman Lake man accused of beating his girlfriend to death in November was sentenced to 16 years in prison earlier this month.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says domestic and gang violence will generally not be considered grounds for asylum.


San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres suspended after domestic violence charges

San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres has accepted a suspension without pay for the rest of the year by Major League Baseball after his December arrest on domestic violence charges.


Idaho woman, shot during domestic violence, dies of injuries

Idaho authorities say a woman who was shot during a domestic violence situation near Caldwell on Monday has died.


Wilder senior project tackles domestic and dating violence

This year, two Wilder girls decided to use their senior project as a chance to address the issue of dating and domestic violence.


Domestic violence call led to standoff, deadly explosion

A Connecticut woman’s call to police to report domestic violence led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left one person dead and nine officers …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of shooting at girlfriend

Police arrested a Spokane man Saturday accused of shooting at his girlfriend several times with a shotgun as she drove away from a home they shared.


Bellevue officer arrested for investigation of domestic violence

Authorities said a Bellevue police officer was arrested after an allegation of domestic violence assault.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged in assault against girlfriend

Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend. Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Foster attacked his girlfriend …


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

Police investigating fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

Police are investigating a domestic violence shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Spokane Valley man surrenders after standoff following domestic violence call

A Spokane Valley man surrendered to a Spokane County SWAT team early Saturday morning after an hourslong standoff following a domestic violence call.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Spokane Valley man accused of cutting out wife’s ‘tongue from Satan’ ruled competent to stand trial

Doctors say a Ukrainian refugee who blamed demons and voices in his head for telling him to kill his wife is competent to stand trial.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide

New laws allow courts to take guns away from people who commit domestic violence harassers, voluntary surrender for people who fear they may commit suicide.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Phil Tyler fallout expands to complaints from jail staff

Sheriff seeks investigations into Phil Tyler’s tenure as a jail officer amid complaints of harassment.


Law to give job protection to domestic violence victims

New law will offer employment protections to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.


Community leaders respond to domestic violence allegations against Spokane activist Phil Tyler

Phillip Tyler, the prominent community activist who once led the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, is facing scrutiny for domestic violence allegations by multiple women that stretch back more than …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Idaho House rejects bill to keep guns away from domestic abusers

After an emotional debate, the Idaho House on Tuesday narrowly rejected legislation to mirror federal law by barring those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence against an intimate partner from possessing …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: I am a child of domestic violence

For the record, the White House says it takes domestic violence “very seriously,” yadda, yadda, yadda. Take it for what it’s worth. It’s worth nothing to me, personally.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

His West Wing rattled, Trump casts doubt on aide’s exit

President Donald Trump on Saturday seemed to frame the downfall of a pivotal aide accused of abusing his wives as a character assassination, adding to the tumult that has engulfed …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

White House response to abuse claims shines light on victims’ fears

When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the story of how they were physically, verbally and emotionally abused by their ex-husband, who had since become a top …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Domestic violence harassers could lose gun rights

Senate votes to take guns away from people convicted of domestic violence harassment.


Montana Highway Patrol trooper faces domestic abuse charge

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper in Great Falls faces a domestic abuse charge after allegedly grabbing a woman by the neck in an attempt to keep her from leaving a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

Fight breaks out during hearing for Newman Lake domestic violence killing

Punches were thrown and curse words were shouted in the halls of the Spokane County Courthouse on Thursday following a hearing for Nick Holden, the man accused of killing his …