HONOLULU (AP) — The grounds of the Honolulu palace of the Hawaiian monarchy will close earlier to eliminate the potential for vandalism and vagrancy, officials said.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced this week that the Iolani Palace State Monument will close at 6 ...
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Art Museum now estimates the damage done by a vandal last month at less than $100,000, down from the nearly $2 million it initially reported to police.
Museum spokeswoman Jena Pruett told The Denver Post Tuesday that nearly all ...
DENVER (AP) — An official told police the Denver Art Museum sustained nearly $2 million in losses when a vandal shattered glass and damaged other artwork last month.
The Denver Post reports police arrested ...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man whose Trump 2020 flag was removed and burned by vandals last year has a replacement, and he’s raising it with a bit of fanfare.
Gus Klein told
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say someone painted a swastika on the door of the Cathedral of St. Augustine, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.
Bridgeport police say they discovered the vandalism Friday, and no suspects have been ...
BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — The Mojave National Preserve has closed the parking lot and area around the historic Kelso Depot due to problems of trash, vandalism and damage amid the partial federal government shutdown.
The preserve says in a statement the closures occurred at 9 a.m. Friday and ...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Supporters of a Confederate statue in North Carolina are planning a rally after the city where it stands ordered its removal.
The Winston-Salem Journal
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says the vandalism of two vehicles is being investigated as a hate crime stemming from an interracial relationship between two teens.
A Wednesday release from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says that on Dec. 27 a white family’s minivan was ...
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of using a pickax to smash windows at a courthouse in Louisiana.
Covington Police detective Edwin Masters told news outlets that 43-year-old Harlan Cyprian of Covington was arrested at his home around noon Wednesday.
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Managers of a Massachusetts conservation area say someone has defaced trees and a sign with racist, misogynistic and anti-Semitic graffiti.
Police discovered the graffiti at the Edward J. Dwyer Conservation Area in Easthampton and alerted members of the Pascommuck ...
Cub Scout cabin to get more security following vandalism
GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Guilford, Vermont, are increasing security at a cabin used by Cub Scouts that was damaged by vandals.
Guilford Recreation Club Board of Directors leader Chris Denette
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A marker identifying the location of one of the most gruesome lynchings in Georgia history has once again been vandalized.
The Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage historical marker was riddled with bullet holes for the second time in five years, The Valdosta Daily ...
Woman accused of vandalism at North Carolina synagogue
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Police have accused a woman of vandalizing a North Carolina synagogue.
A news release from Cary police says 57-year-old Lisa Marie Burns was arrested Friday and charged with ethnic intimidation and property damage.
A news release said officers responding to a call ...
‘Cowards & traitors’ written on Confederate monument
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Confederate monument in North Carolina has been vandalized again.
The Winston-Salem Journal
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Burlington, Vermont, have arrested two people in the vandalism of a downtown mural that critics say doesn’t properly represent the city’s diversity.
Burlington police say 32-year-old Eric Maier, of Burlington, is accused of vandalizing the “Everyone Loves a ...
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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Western Washington University student arrested in connection with on-campus racist and homophobic vandalism has been charged with a hate crime.
The Bellingham Herald reports ...
Police investigate menorah vandalism as possible hate crime
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are investigating a toppled menorah as a possible hate crime.
Cambridge police say two witnesses saw a man ride his bike up to the menorah on the Cambridge Commons on Sunday afternoon and push it over.
A group of people at the scene ...
Signs being vandalized in Daniel Boone National Forest
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Forestry officials are asking for the public’s help to find people who have been vandalizing signs in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
London District Ranger Jason Nedlo told news outlets that spray-painted graffiti began appearing on U.S. Forest Service signs, boat ...
Marquette ski hill recovering after equipment vandalism
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A popular Upper Peninsula ski hill is making snow after a delayed start apparently due to sabotage.
Officials at Marquette Mountain in Marquette say someone broke into a pump house and damaged valves and pipes. Water is used to make snow when the temperature is ...
Confederate statue vandalized with message to help homeless
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Confederate statue in Kentucky has once again been vandalized, this time with a message to house the homeless and remove borders.
News outlets report the messages appeared on the Louisville statute Wednesday. The statue depicts John B. Castleman, a Confederate ...
Deputies: 24 bronze urns stolen from Kentucky cemetery
LILY, Ky. (AP) — Deputies in Kentucky say 24 bronze urns were stolen from a cemetery, and a mausoleum was vandalized in incidents they suspect are related.
A news release says the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate what happened at Cumberland Memorial Gardens near ...
Former Redfield students sentenced in Wagner bus vandalism
REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) — Two of three former Redfield High School students charged in a case of vandalism to a school bus owned by the Wagner school district have pleaded guilty and been sentenced.
The Wagner football team’s bus was vandalized with paint and eggs during a game in September ...
Arrest in African Burial Ground racist graffiti crime
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a man suspected of scrawling racist graffiti at the historic African Burial Ground in New York City.
Federal prosecutors have charged Ivan Nieves with vandalism and disorderly conduct. Authorities say the 57-year-old was seen on area ...
Man gets probation for ‘Field of Dreams’ site vandalism
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” must serve two to five years of probation.
PARIS (AP) — Citizen protests of fuel tax hikes are choking facilities critical to the French economy, and police have orders to remove the drivers blocking sensitive sites to show their anger, France’s interior minister said Monday.
In a third day of actions, grassroots protesters blocked ...
Protesters target home of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they are investigating a protest and vandalism at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a possible hate crime. It’s the latest example of protesters targeting the personal lives of Trump administration officials and allies in the D.C. area.
Carlson, in a ...
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a stolen Dunkin’ Donuts card led them to a suspect now charged with eight counts of larceny and two counts of vandalism.
Scituate police say they began receiving reports of vehicles being broken into on Oct. 7. WPRI-TV
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who smashed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading no contest to a felony count of vandalism.
City News Service reports a judge also sentenced Austin Mikel Clay on Wednesday to attend ...
Police: Man breaks into crocodile enclosure, gets bitten
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old man was injured after breaking into an alligator farm in Florida and jumping into a pond full of crocodiles, police said.
Police officers responding to reports of vandalism early Tuesday at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park found the underwear-clad ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a man was fatally shot after confronting someone who was vandalizing his property in South Los Angeles in what’s believed to be a gang-related attack.
Los Angeles police Lt. Byron Roberts tells
NEW YORK (AP) — The desecration of a Brooklyn synagogue with anti-Semitic graffiti has prompted the cancellation of a political event with a star of Comedy Central’s “Broad City.”
Police say epithets such as “Kill All Jews” were found in the halls and stairwells at Union Temple at around 8 ...
Fortenberry staffer faces complaint after spat over sign
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A vandalized campaign sign that pokes fun at U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has triggered a public spat between the Nebraska congressman’s chief of staff and a professor who found it amusing.
University of Nebraska Associate Political Science Professor Ari Kohen filed an ...
Police: Men arrested in pumpkin smashing crime spree
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon town of Grants Pass have arrested two men suspected in a pumpkin-powered crime spree, ending weeks of incidents of smashed gourds and broken car windows.
Southern California synagogue vandalized with hate graffiti
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating anti-Jewish graffiti that was sprayed on the wall of a Southern California synagogue, days after a gunman killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh temple.
Employees arriving for work spotted the expletive-laden vandalism Wednesday morning at Beth ...
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A church in Vermillion moved Sunday morning services due to vandalism.
Apostolic Faith Church Pastor Greg Robinson tells the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan that ...
Vandalism cited for shutdown of Redfield shooting range
REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) — Redfield officials are citing vandalism and littering for a lengthy shutdown of the town’s shooting range.
City Finance Officer Adam Hansen
Man sentenced for vandalism at Devils Hole pupfish site
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada man has been sentenced to one year and a day in prison for breaking into a National Park Service site and disturbing the only home for one of the world’s rarest fish.
The park service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that Trenton Sargent, of ...
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A third church in southern New Mexico this week has been vandalized.
KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports church officials say a vandal threw a rock into ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Vandals broke plates, poured bleach on floors, stole cash registers and cut a natural gas line at an Anchorage restaurant accused of racism on social media.
Damage at the Paris Cafe and Bakery is estimated to be $10,000, Anchorage television station KTVA
RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who poured maple syrup on a police cruiser.
Rindge police say the maple syrup pourer may be connected to a string of other acts of vandalism that happened around town. WMUR-TV
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say about 20 headstones have been vandalized at a Vermont cemetery.
The Bennington Banner reported Tuesday the vandalism happened at the Bennington Village ...
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a University of North Carolina student accused of vandalizing a Confederate monument (all times local):
A judge has declined to punish a University of North Carolina graduate student who admitted to splashing red ink on a ...
Volunteers help repair vandalism at Shaker village
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) — Dozens of volunteers have stepped up to help the nation’s only Shaker community in Maine after vandals damaged a hayfield.
The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester says close to 40 people from as far away as Georgia replaced upturned sod, filled in ...
Farmer reports thousands of bees died after hives vandalized
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa farmer says thousands of his honeybees died after someone vandalized their hives.
Jake Knutson said Wednesday that someone removed straps holding down three of his hives near the Ankeny airport last week and then damaged them with logs, bricks and cinder blocks, ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are investigating several cases of vandalism related to Columbus Day in Philadelphia.
A police spokeswoman says there were several “Fascist” and “End Columbus Day” messages spray-painted onto the Christopher Columbus statue in south Philadelphia.
She said ...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Vandals have defaced the offices of a New York newspaper with anti-media graffiti including the word “liars.”
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that its employees encountered the spray-painted messages when they arrived at work Friday.
The word ...
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors have resolved charges against two sisters accused of vandalizing a popular Black Hills hiking spot known as Poet’s Table.
Skyler Anders and Shelby Johnson originally were cited with intentionally damaging property and petty theft, both misdemeanors, and were ...
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a boy who turned in several found items to police actually stole the items from a middle school that he had vandalized.
Vidalia police Lt. Miranda Clifton
MILAN (AP) — Venice’s mayor wants to make example of four university students who were captured on camera vandalizing a landmark lion statue by making them do community service.
Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said Wednesday that the city of Venice was demanding an apology from the four for painting ...