Blaze at South Korean Battery Factory Claims 16 Lives, Many Foreign Nationals Among the Missing

HWASEONG, South Korea — A devastating fire at a battery manufacturing facility in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, resulted in the deaths of at least 16 individuals on Monday, with more casualties feared as emergency operations continued. The toll could climb over 20 based on reports from local emergency services, with ongoing efforts to locate and rescue … Read more

Kansas Man Arrested Following Stabbing Incident in Topeka, Faces Aggravated Battery Charges

Topeka, KS — Authorities in Shawnee County have detained a 24-year-old Kansas man following a stabbing incident that left one victim with life-threatening injuries. The attack occurred in the afternoon of June 15, when police were called to a scene on the 1303 block of SW Western Avenue in Topeka. Upon their arrival, first responders … Read more

Violent Attack Suspect Arrested in Southwest Kansas for Aggravated Assault and Battery

Garden City, Kansas – Law enforcement officials in southwest Kansas are looking into a case involving a violent attack on a woman. The incident occurred in the west part of Garden City just before 1 a.m. on Sunday. Authorities were called to the scene where they found a woman with visible injuries, claiming she had … Read more

Violent Attack Lands Ocala Man in Jail for Battery and False Imprisonment

WILDWOOD, FL – A violent incident involving a man and his girlfriend has resulted in the arrest of Michael Joseph Whitaker, 40, from Ocala. Whitaker faces charges of battery and false imprisonment following an altercation that left his girlfriend in distress and in need of medical attention. Wildwood Police Department’s report stated that the victim … Read more

Vacuum Battery Explosion Destroys Texas Home on Easter Morning

Leander, Texas – A devastating fire caused by a vacuum battery explosion has left a Leander resident, Shaun Noll, and his family with nothing on Easter morning. The incident unfolded in less than 30 minutes, with Noll’s two young sons witnessing the battery explosion while in the living room. The battery, which was plugged into … Read more

Arrest Made in Folsom for Hate Crime Attack and Felony Battery

Folsom, California – A homeless man in Folsom was recently arrested for felony battery and a hate crime after assaulting a Black woman in Historic Folsom. Initially apprehended for a misdemeanor, the man was cited and released by Folsom police under California law restrictions. However, following the discovery of the woman’s broken cheekbone and elbow, … Read more

Guilty Verdict: Kansas Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Domestic Battery

LAWRENCE, Kansas – After a recent jury trial, 32-year-old Austin W. Kidder of Olathe has been found guilty of aggravated domestic battery for strangling a Lawrence woman, as announced by Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez. The charges stem from an incident that took place around August 16, 2022, during Kidder’s dating relationship with the … Read more

Lithium-Ion E-Bike Battery Explodes, Causes $150,000 in Damage to Park Ridge Home

PARK RIDGE, IL – The Park Ridge Fire Department responded to a call on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7:02 a.m., regarding a report of smoke in a single-family home located at 19 S. Home St. Upon arrival, firefighters found dark black smoke coming from the basement of the residence. The residents informed the firefighters that … Read more

Nevada Judge Attacked in Courtroom Brawl by Defendant in Felony Battery Case

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Chaos erupted in a Nevada courtroom when a defendant in a felony battery case attacked the presiding judge. The violent incident, captured on courtroom video, showed defendant Deobra Delone Redden leaping over a defense table and launching himself at Clark County District Judge Mary Kay Holthus. The attack resulted in a … Read more

Offender Arrested for Striking Police Animal in Domestic Battery Incident

ISLAND LAKE, Ill. – A man from Island Lake, Illinois, was arrested on multiple charges, including striking a police animal, after fleeing from a hospital where he had been brought for treatment following an arrest for aggravated domestic battery. On Sunday, December 31, 2023, at approximately 5:20 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with K9 … Read more