| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
State inspectors logged years of violations for incomplete children's records and unkempt conditions, including a nagging odor of urine, at a La Crescenta day-care facility where 2-year-old girl tested positive for marijuana this week.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:20 AM
In news reports of child abuse and foster care gone wrong, it is convenient — perhaps even a matter of mental self-preservation — to categorize the players into good and bad, evildoers and those who will deal with them. The latest unimaginable...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County has announced an online training format planned for the fall.
It is intended for those interested in volunteering to serve as advocates for children under the court’s jurisdiction due to child...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:12 AM
After receiving complaints from folks who reported that Tawny Lynn Blazejowski had been stalking them, the Sheriff's Special Victim’s Section began a complex investigation over the past year into these allegations, according to a news release from...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The judge in the George Zimmerman murder case ruled against a prosecution request to include a third-degree felony murder charge among the options to be sent to the jury when it begins deliberations in the matter.
Judge Debra S. Nelson said on...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to cancel its decades-long relationship with a foster care contractor with a long history of financial misspending and substantiated child abuse committed by the foster parents it...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:19 AM
A Montgomery County elementary school teacher from Dundalk who was charged with possession of child pornography has now been charged with child sexual abuse, police said.
Lawrence Wesley Joynes, 54, of the 1900 block of Ormand Road, is charged with 14...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The trial for two people charged in the 2012 New Year’s Day death of a 3-year-old boy has been rescheduled for Nov. 4 after one of the defendants was determined to have regained competency at a state psychiatric hospital.
James N. Mauldin, 21,...
| Aug 6, 2013
Robin Hodgkin, the director of public health, is presenting a resolution to the Board of Supervisors today regarding hospital care for jail inmates.
The resolution seeks to obtain inmate health care reimbursement from Medi-Care through Low Income Health...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:11 PM
A grandmother has been charged with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring a granddaughter by rubbing methadone on their gums, Baltimore police say.
Towanda Reaves, 50, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and multiple assault charges....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Los Angeles County's new Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection selected David Sanders to lead its far-reaching effort to reform programs for the county's abused and neglected children.
Sanders was elected chairman at the commission's first...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Perhaps you have been there before, running errands with small children who don't want to be unbuckled one more time. As tempting as it is to be gone for only a few minutes, it is never OK to leave children alone in parked vehicles. Even when temperatures...