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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An annual report on deaths of Indiana children from abuse and neglect shows that many of those killed in 2011 died at the hands of a parent's boyfriend or girlfriend. The report released Monday by the Department of Child...
Tags: Substance Abuse
NEW YORK (AP) — Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of gays — allowing them as youth members but continuing to bar them as adult leaders. The...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The last of three former athletes from a college in northeast Indiana has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman at a party. Former University of Saint Francis football player Austin Bower pleaded...
Tags: Trials, Rape, Sexual Assault, Sex Crimes
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — What's in a name? Well, if it's "Sally," or "Mary," or "David," or "Steve," there can be a lot of assumptions, just based on the name and the gender the name suggests. But what about the name "Sandy"? What if you've never...
DETROIT (AP) — A woman has been charged with child abuse after authorities say she left her two children alone in a Detroit home that was broken into. Deedra Pitts is to be arraigned Saturday in Detroit District Court on two counts of fourth-...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reports of child abuse and neglect in Indiana grew 15 percent during the past two years, a top official in the state's child protection agency said. Department of Child Services Chief of Staff John Ryan said the agency received...
Tags: Child Abuse
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have passed legislation that will create a new state commission focused on addressing children's issues. The bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. John Broden of South Bend passed the Indiana House this week and...
Tags: John Broden
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man sentenced to 253 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of child molesting has lost his bid to have his sentence shortened. The Indiana Court of Appeals this week upheld the sentence issued to 39-...
Tags: Punishment, Autism
South Bend TribuneIndiana Gov. Mike Pence has appointed St. Joseph Circuit Court Magistrate Elizabeth Hurley to the St. Joseph Superior Court. The magistrate and former St. Joseph County deputy prosecutor will assume the bench of Judge Roland Chamblee when he retires on...
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man is jailed on charges he repeatedly raped an 11-year-old neighbor who became pregnant. Authorities say the girl delivered a baby Thursday. Twenty-one-year-old Deandrea Devon Davis-Williams was arrested late Tuesday...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two employees of a Tulsa megachurch accused of waiting two weeks before reporting the rape of a 13-year-old girl on ministry property last summer have pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge. Victory Christian Center's...
Tags: Trials, Punishment, Employees, Prisons, Career and Workplace
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