5th church vandalized; police consider acts hate crimes
CROWLEY, La. (AP) — A string of church vandalisms in a predominantly African American Louisiana community has prompted local police to seek federal authorities' help with investigating the...
Report: Synagogue massacre led to string of attack plots
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. since the massacre at a...
4 students suspected in vandalism at Anchorage middle school
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice is considering charges against four juveniles suspected of vandalism at an Anchorage middle school.
City official: I support vandalism of Columbus statue
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A city councilor in Rhode Island says she thinks the recent vandalism to a Christopher Columbus statue is a good thing.
Group presses Charlottesville on monument vandalism
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A group dedicated to preserving Charlottesville's Confederate monuments is asking the city to pay for an inspection of recent vandalism to two monument pedestals and...
Mozambique counts votes amid sporadic protests
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Vote counting continues Wednesday in Mozambique's presidential and parliamentary elections, after isolated incidents of vandalism and violence tainted a generally...
Police investigate racist vandalism in Cape Cod town
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating two recent incidents of white supremacist vandalism in a Massachusetts town.
Falmouth police found two swastikas, a drawing of male genitalia...
Man accused of driving into hospital, killing man indicted
CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say deliberately drove into an Ohio hospital entrance killing one person has been indicted on aggravated murder charges.
Swastikas painted on southeast Nebraska school arts center
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Beatrice High School officials say two freshmen students have admitted painting swastikas on the front balcony of the school's fine arts center.
Police: Power tool used to vandalize ‘America’s Stonehenge’
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say it appears someone used a power tool to vandalize a stone at group of rock configurations called America’s Stonehenge.
Break-in, vandalism reported at Republican office in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas are investigating a break-in and vandalism at the Republican Party's headquarters for metro Las Vegas,
Officials said a glass door was kicked in Friday night,...
Montana church recovering from recent burglary, vandalism
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana church members have begun restoring the church building after unknown assailants broke into, ransacked and damaged the property.
Correction: Church Vandalism story
MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) — In a story Sept. 26 about vandalism at a church, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the incident happened at a state park, instead of a national park.
Nazi symbols found painted on synagogue in northern Michigan
HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — Officials say graffiti that included Nazi symbols was found spray painted on a synagogue in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Tennessee officer accused of assault loses role, is arrested
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer in Tennessee has been accused of domestic assault, interfering with a 911 call and vandalism.
News outlets report Nashville police Officer Gardiner...
Suspect sought in Colorado mosque vandalism
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police in western Colorado continue to investigate vandalism at a mosque.
Grand Junction police say security camera footage appears to show a male in...
4 immigrant-operated businesses vandalized in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least four small immigrant-operated businesses have been vandalized in a south Minneapolis neighborhood.
A 36-year-old man was arrested Thursday. Police say it's too...
S Carolina county once again suffers church vandalism
GREER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county has once again had one of its churches vandalized.
The Greenville News reports Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Greenville County had dozens of its...
Suspects sought in vandalism at Medal of Honor memorial
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say as many as three suspects are being sought in alleged vandalism at the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial in Indianapolis.
Honolulu sees reduced park vandalism with upgraded security
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has seen the cost of repairing vandalism to city parks fall because of new security strategies, officials said.
Park vandalism repair costs fell to $223,000 from...
The Latest: Suspected Senate liquid attacker out on bail
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an activist who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate. (all times local):
Massachusetts man charged with vandalizing 9/11 monument
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say vandalized a Massachusetts city's memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Icons at Greek Orthodox church found vandalized
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Officials at a Greek Orthodox church in Massachusetts are expressing dismay at the vandalism of two icons over the weekend.
AP Explains: Why Mexican Women March Against Gender Violence
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican women are clamoring for greater safety in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a female, and vandalism during recent protests has prompted widespread...
2 Bloomington men arrested after church vandalized
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Two southern Indiana men have been arrested on charges alleging they vandalized a rural church with graffiti including sexual references, satanic symbols and racist...
Sacramento to pay $2.4M to young sons of man shot by police
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The city of Sacramento will pay $2.4 million to the two sons of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police last year, according to court documents.
2 police officers accused of vandalizing complainant’s cars
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers are accused of vandalizing two cars owned by a citizen who had filed administrative complaints against them.
2 Asbury Park police officers charged in vandalism case
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Two Asbury Park police officers are facing criminal charges in the alleged vandalism of cars belonging to someone who had filed a complaint against them.
3 cited for vandalism; group: racist attack on farmworkers
BRIDPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say three men have been cited to appear in court on vandalism and other offenses near farms and fields in Bridport that an immigrant rights group calls a...
Statue damaged at Roman Catholic church in New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven police are investigating vandalism at a Roman Catholic church.
Police say a statue at Saint Anthony Church was knocked off its pedestal on Friday and...
Man charged with LA synagogue vandalism, threats
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a 34-year-old man with defacing a synagogue and threatening a man.
Cameron Brunson Blake is expected to be arraigned Friday on...
Immigrant rights group says vandalism targeted farmworkers
BRIDPORT, Vt. (AP) — Police are investigating a vandalism spree in Vermont's Addison County that an immigrant rights group says is a racist attack against migrant farmworkers.
University police investigate ‘bias-motivated’ vandalism
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officers from the University of Vermont police department are investigating what they describe as "bias-motivated vandalism" on the Burlington campus.
2 teens arrested in homophobic vandalism case
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two teenagers in Salem, Oregon have been arrested on suspicion of spraying homophobic graffiti on the house, car and driveway of another teen and throwing a rock into the window...
Man accused of vandalizing eastern Iowa cemetery
MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A man has been accused of vandalizing an eastern Iowa cemetery.
Delaware County court records say 26-year-old Malachi Montes is charged with criminal mischief. His...
N. Carolina Sheriff: Trail of blood led to vandalism suspect
MARION, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina say they traced a trail of blood to the house of a 68-year-old woman who's accused of vandalizing property, keying cars, breaking windows...
Vandals continue to hit LGBTQ, immigrant New Mexico church
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Vandals continue to target a New Mexico church known for welcoming LGBTQ residents and immigrants.
KRQE-TV reports Metropolitan Community Church members said this...
Oklahoma woman charged with racist vandalism hospitalized
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A woman charged with spray-painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on the county Democratic Party's offices, an art center and an elementary school in Norman,...
2nd Iowa city sees cemetery gravestones damaged by vandals
LEON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say that for the second time in four days, an Iowa cemetery has been the target of vandalism.
The Des Moines Register reports that the last case happened at a...
Kilroy was here: Athens walls awash in painted squiggles
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Kilroy was here, and lots of his friends too.
In Athens, illicit spray-painting forays leave an often-indelible mark on the Greek capital's public and private...
Eastern Iowa officials investigate cemetery vandalism
MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — Police in the eastern Iowa city of Manchester are investigating the vandalism of a cemetery there.
Television station KCRG reports that nearly 30 headstones were...
Vandals hit LGBTQ, immigrant church 3 times in a week
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico church known for welcoming LGBTQ residents and immigrants has been vandalized three times in a week.
KRQE-TV reports the Metropolitan Community Church...
Man charged in Planned Parenthood break-in, vandalism
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been charged with breaking into a Planned Parenthood office in Pennsylvania, smashing glass doors and painting graffiti on the walls.
Washington private school delays classes after vandalism
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A private school in Washington state is delaying the start of the school year by one week after officials say vandals caused about $250,000 in damage to the...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Officials in west Michigan are working to determine who is responsible for graffiti found spray-painted on doors of a Catholic church.
SOUTH LYON, Mich. (AP) — Police say vandalism is blamed for the toppling of 15-20 headstones at a suburban Detroit cemetery.
WDIV-TV reports police in South Lyon got a call Thursday morning...
Confederate monument removed from California cemetery
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Confederate monument recently vandalized with red paint and the word "racists" has been removed from a Southern California cemetery.