16-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Alleged Kidnapper By Flashing TikTok Hand SignalPeople are using a non-verbal hand gesture that says “I need help” to alert friends, family and even law enforcement of a violent situation without alerting their abusers.
'Help Me:' A Rise In Domestic Violence During The Pandemic Brought About A Signal For HelpThe COVID-19 pandemic caused another crisis: an increase in domestic violence, but a hand signal is helping survivors get the help they need.
Disney World Ticket Booker Helps Alert Police Of Pennsylvania Woman Seeking Help From Domestic Violence SituationA Pennsylvania woman who called Disney World pretending to buy tickets but was actually trying to get away from an abusive significant other received the help she needed thanks to an alert ticket booker.
Furry Tails: Penny The Comfort Dog Up For Hero AwardA therapy dog from right here in Pittsburgh is up for a big national award.
'This Isolation Is A Tactic': Experts Expect Rise Of Domestic Violence Cases Amid Stay-At-Home OrderAs if the threat of COVID-19 isn’t enough, the order to stay in our homes is creating a secondary threat.
Man Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping, Brutally Beating Ex-Girlfriend In Front Of Her ChildrenA man accused of kidnapping and beating his ex-girlfriend in front of her young children was arrested on Friday.
Man Arrested After Attacking Girlfriend With ScrewdriverA man has been arrested after allegedly physically assaulting his girlfriend.
Local Man Arrested For Terroristic Threats After Firing Shots At GirlfriendA 27-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly firing shots at his girlfriend, stealing her firearm and repeatedly sending her threatening messages.
Pa. Law Requiring Domestic Abusers To Give Up Their Guns Takes EffectA new state law aimed at protecting domestic abuse survivors by forcing convicted domestic abusers to surrender their guns goes into effect today.
LeSean McCoy's Ex-Girlfriend Files Allegations Of Physical AbuseLeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend says in a new court filing that the Buffalo Bills running back physically abused her during their nearly two-year relationship.
DA: Teen Justified In Shooting Of Mom’s Abusive Boyfriend; Late Father Taught Her To Safely Handle GunsA teenage girl drew upon gun training from her late father to fatally shoot an abusive boyfriend who was strangling her mother earlier this month in North Carolina, a prosecutor said Friday.
Sheriff: 15-Year-Old Girl Shoots, Kills Mother's Boyfriend During AssaultAuthorities say a teenage girl fatally shot her mother's boyfriend while he was assaulting and strangling her.
Gov. Wolf Signs Law Setting Bail Guidelines For Domestic Abuse SuspectsA new Pennsylvania law is in place to help guide judges setting bail for defendants accused of domestic abuse.
Peduto Introduces 'Safe Leave' Policy For Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault VictimsThe City of Pittsburgh is about to join the ranks of other major American cities and offer paid safe leave for employees.
Pa. Man Gets 20 To 40 Years In Abuse, Dog Collar Shock CaseA Philadelphia-area man accused of abusing his wife and two young children for years, even shocking the youngsters with an electric dog collar, has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years after guilty pleas to more than two dozen charges.