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Thursday, July 20, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/20/17 - Placing Foster Kids With Sex Offenders and More...

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A Health Information and Quality Authority inspection report has criticised the area management of Tusla in Cork for failing to record 40% of child protection and welfare allegations submitted to it against foster carers last year.

More >> Tusla failed to report 40% of allegations against foster carers in Cork, HIQA finds


Three First Nation children who died shortly after being returned to their mothers’ care are the subject of Alberta child and youth advocate Del Graff’s latest report.

More >> Three faces of a system’s failure: Children in child advocate's latest report identified

LANSING – A state supervisor accused of manipulating records to make the state's child welfare agency appear in compliance with a federal court order has apparently been demoted.

More >> DHHS supervisor demoted amid faked-records allegations

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man already charged with threatening child welfare caseworkers with a rifle is now charged with firebombing one of their offices as part of a custody dispute involving his 8-year-old daughter.

More >> Indictment: Man Firebombed Office in Custody Dispute

Child Protective Services destroyed my family?


PORTLAND, Maine — Corrections officials say Maine’s youth prison is overburdened by children with severe mental illnesses, and this population has driven away staff who are not trained to handle them.

More >> Staff shortages plague ‘dumping ground’ for Maine youth with mental illness

An Española teen who endured three months of sexual abuse by a foster parent in 2014 has filed state and federal lawsuits against New Mexico’s child welfare agency, several of its employees and a state-contracted behavioral health firm, saying they knowingly placed him in the care of a man who was accused more than a year earlier of sexually assaulting foster children.

More >> Suits: Española teen knowingly placed in care of sex abuser

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/19/17 - Adopting your own children and More...

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Omaha, NE (KMTV) -- -  A shocking discovery, authorities say a 7-year-old boy was found weighing just 32 pounds.  His foster parents, Stephen Bauer and Megan Finlan, plead no contest to 5 counts of negligent child abuse resulting in serious injury in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday.

More >> Foster parents plead no contest for starving boy

A legal requirement that forced birth mothers to adopt their own children when their partners wished to adopt them has been removed.

More >> Law forcing mothers to adopt their own children is quashed

NASHVILLE, TN -- Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) will no longer be under federal oversight after U.S. District Court Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. approved a deal between the state and a New York-based advocacy group, Children's Rights.

More >> TN Dept. of Children's Services no longer under federal oversight after court decision

PORTLAND — The Portland-area man who says he was sexually abused by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray while he was in foster care in the 1980s spoke out Tuesday in an interview with KPTV in Portland.

More >> Former foster son of Seattle’s Ed Murray speaks out about alleged sexual abuse


A lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday alleges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) violated the gun rights of foster parents.

More >> Lawsuit Alleges Michigan Agency Told Grandfather He’d Have to Give Up Gun Rights to Foster His Grandson


The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) applauded the recent Department of Justice health care fraud crackdown but says greater oversight is needed of Medicaid billing of psychotropic drugs prescribed children, which could reduce their use and increase protections.

More >> Watchdog Group: Medicaid's Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight

Here is a petition to stop forced adoption in the UK.  Sign it.

More >> Stop forced adoption

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/18/17 - The Mayor Won't Quit and More...

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The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against the head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on behalf of four Michigan residents, alleging civil rights violations under color of law for enforcing restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of people who want to be foster or adoptive parents.

More >> SAF Sues Michigan Agency Over Civil Rights Violations Against Foster Parents

Without much warning, the Trump administration has gutted nearly $214 million from teen pregnancy prevention programs across the country.

More >> The Trump administration has quietly cut more than $213 million from teen pregnancy prevention programs

A city councilwoman is asking the Seattle mayor to consider stepping down after a newly surfaced investigation believed Ed Murray abused a foster son in 1984.

More >> Seattle Mayor Ed Murray after newly surfaced sex abuse documents: I'm not going to resign

Monday, July 17, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/17/17 - Fighting the Criminalization of Spanking and More...

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BOSTON (AP) — A New York man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for sexual abuse he says he suffered decades ago at a church-affiliated home for orphaned and foster children.

More >> Man sues Boston archdiocese citing sex abuse at orphanage

In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving many without a safe place to live. Foster children often end up on the streets or in jail, which is one of the few places where they can receive treatment services. In this episode, we look into the crisis in foster care, and efforts to fix it.

More >> No place to run

SEATTLE -- Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle's mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, prompting state officials to conclude that "under no circumstances" should Murray serve as a foster parent in the future.

More >> Report sheds light on sex abuse claims against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

FYI: This story wins the media circus of the week award!   Great job Mayor Murray!

The annual European Drug Report published last month showed that there is a surprisingly large disparity in Malta between the number of male and the number of female drug users enrolling in specialised drug treatment programmes. In fact, the report for Malta states that fewer than one-fifth of such clients in treatment are female.

More >> Women with drug problems may hesitate to ask for help due to child custody fears, drugs expert says

Plans by the Welsh Government to ban the smacking of children would be an unprecedented power grab that would criminalise thousands of ordinary parents, according to campaigners.

The Welsh Government is seeking cross-party support for a Bill to end the defence of “reasonable chastisement” when allegations of assault are made against parents or guardians.

More >> Campaign launched against plans to criminalise the smacking of children in Wales

Sunday, July 16, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/16/17 - Sandusky's Buddies, Mayor the Molester and More....

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Social workers in the UK are working an average of 64 days of overtime a year, leading care workers associations to warn that overworking increases the risks of child abuse cases such as that involving Baby P.


Ed Murray

Records previously thought destroyed provide the clearest picture yet of the investigation of claims Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son.

More >> Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused foster son, child-welfare investigator found in 1984


Legally Kidnapped should be included in this, should it?

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (NBC News) Two former leaders at Penn State will serve jail time more than 10 years after the school's sexual abuse scandal.

More >> Two former Penn State leaders facing jail charges in Penn State sexual abuse case

TOKYO — James Cook wants his four children home in Minnesota. His estranged wife, Hiromi Arimitsu, says they want to stay with her in Japan. And so they have been going around in circles through the courts for almost three years.

More >> Japan signed abduction treaty but for ‘left-behind’ parents that doesn’t mean much 

What can be more shamelessly, terrifyingly brutal than the righteous, benign mask of progressivism? After humiliating themselves before the universe as the tyrants that they are, the commissars at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, unwilling to admit that stealing babies from their parents in order to murder them is unethical, have doubled down on their moral turpitude.

More >> Tyranny Bares Its Teeth (to Protect Babies, of Course)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/15/17 - Disrespecting Foster Parents and More...

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Every couple of weeks or so, Hamilton County child welfare workers pull out a cot between the desks and file cabinets of their downtown Cincinnati office building and put a child to sleep because they can’t find a suitable family member or an available foster home.

More >> Hamilton County sends about half of its foster kids to other counties


Child welfare workers who pry into electronic records of youth in care are difficult to track, critics warn, with an alert system for possible privacy breaches used only on select files.

More >> Ontario’s children’s aid societies grappling with how to monitor privacy breaches

BENTONVILLE -- A judge on Friday granted a mental evaluation for a former Arkansas Department of Human Services employee accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

More >> Arkansas judge orders mental exam for ex-DHS worker charged in sex abuse of 4-year-old

Some foster carers feel “disrespected” by social workers, while both parties said a lack of clarity and timely resolution of issues was impacting on family life.

More >> Some foster carers feel ‘disrespected’ by staff

Note: I'll bet a lot of real parents feel that way too.

Gross injustice, judicial mistreatment of a young boy, and harassment of the media were on grotesque display in an important custody trial that began today in family court in Brooklyn, New York.

The case of Lee Carda vs. Elizabeth Chandler highlights many of the issues plaguing family courts across America: incompetent and unaccountable judges; multi-year delays in cases coming to trial; false allegations leading to restraining orders that separate children from one parent; corruption in the child support system; denial of due process; ‘attorneys for the child’ or ‘guardians ad litem” who abuse their unchecked powers; and the routine trampling of the constitutional rights of ‘non-custodial’ parents.



Walmart Canada has apologized and says they will pull a baby onesie that many considered offensive from store shelves.

More >> Walmart Canada Will Remove 'Racist' Onesie From Shelves Following Outcry


Friday, July 14, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/14/17 - Jeff Sessions Child Welfare Fraud Bust and More...

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Seven years after an infant was killed, a Fresno foster mother took responsibility for the death and was sentenced on Friday to four years of probation.

More >> Seven years after 1-month-old girl is killed, foster mother gets probation

WILKES-BARRE — A father who accused Luzerne County Children and Youth of wanting to take his daughter away was indicted this week for allegedly stalking and threatening two employees before fire-bombing the agency’s offices.

Philip Finn Jr., 47, of Plains Township, was indicted by a federal grand jury for stalking, making threatening interstate communications and causing malicious damage to federal property by fire, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

More >> Feds: Plains father Googled ‘best way to threaten someone’ before fire-bombing C&Y offices

JEFFERSON CITY • Foster care providers in Missouri are expressing surprise and disappointment after learning they’ll be getting paid less this year from the state.

More >> Foster parents upset by funding cuts

MOUNT VERNON - The Westchester Department of Social Services defended itself Friday after the family of a slain toddler blamed authorities for missing warning signs of abuse.

"The death of 2-year-old Addison and injuries to her sister Annalynn last week are heartbreaking," the department's commissioner said in a statement. "I can say that at my direction our child welfare staff has carefully reviewed all of its cases for the past 60 days and found departmental protocols were followed and state and federal laws were met."

More >> WC Social Services Dept. fends off accusations it missed warnings

The Trump administration has quietly axed $213.6 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs and research at more than 80 institutions around the country, including Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Johns Hopkins University.

More >> Trump administration suddenly pulls plug on teen pregnancy programs

A Madison woman pleaded guilty Friday to child abuse for throwing her 3-year-old foster child to the floor in January, leaving him with a severe head injury.

More >> Woman pleads guilty to abuse of foster son


St. Paul’s School, the New England boarding school dogged in recent months by allegations of past sexual abuse and misconduct, is now the target of a criminal investigation by local and state authorities.

In a statement released Thursday evening, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced investigators will examine whether the school engaged in conduct that endangered the welfare of a child.

More >> St. Paul’s School under criminal investigation for sexual abuse and misconduct by faculty, staff

UK - The Association of Directors of Children’s Services has warned efforts to professionalise foster carers could create “perverse incentives”

More >> Children’s services directors wary of moves to ‘professionalise’ foster carers

Pampanga, Philippines - Former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has filed a bill calling attention to the plight of neglected and overage children who are considered “not fit for adoption” here or abroad.


Two Austin psychologists and a Cedar Park patient recruiter have been indicted in part of what is now being called the largest health care fraud enforcement action in Department of Justice history.

More >> Austin-area medical professionals indicted in record-breaking healthcare fraud enforcement

According to the indictment, the Dubins are licensed psychologists who operated Psychological A.R.T.S. in Austin, while McKenzie was the president of the board of directors of an emergency shelter house located about 80 miles from Austin that provided temporary shelter for crisis intervention and mental services to children and youth ages 5 to 17, who had been removed from their homes by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.


Reactive attachment disorder is a rare but serious condition in which an infant or young child doesn't establish healthy attachments with parents or caregivers. Reactive attachment disorder may develop if the child's basic needs for comfort, affection and nurturing aren't met and loving, caring, stable attachments with others are not established.

More >> Reactive attachment disorder

This is a common problem with young foster kids who have bounced around in the system for a while.  It's also something that is never talked about among the family rights groups.

For a mother of two daughters in Will County, Illinois, known in legal papers as Kelly, the morning of May 1 began with her being thrown against a wall so hard she saw stars. When she looked up, she saw the man who did that to her — the father of her children — holding a gun and threatening to use it. Then the father took one of the children and fled. Kelly was terrified the father would hurt her child.

More >> Lawsuit Reveals Child Welfare’s Assault on Battered Mothers, Their Children

Thursday, July 13, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/13/17 - Baby Bella's Mom Gets Probation and Newbie Foster Parent Fun

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A former South Dakota legislator convicted in Pierre in 2007 of raping his foster daughters in a strange ruse promising to harvest their reproductive eggs has lost another bid in federal court for a new trial.

More >> Former SD lawmaker loses appeal of strange sex assault conviction involving foster daughters


An outside consultant hired by the Maine Department of Corrections to review suicide prevention practices at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland has found several deficiencies in the wake of a trangender teen resident’s suicide last year.

More >> Review shows deficiencies at Maine youth prison following transgender teen suicide

A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices has opened at the Whitlam Institute’s Margaret Whitlam Galleries (opens in a new window) in the Female Orphan School, Rydalmere.

More >> New exhibition Without Consent reveals the personal stories of Australia’s forced adoption past

Changes have been made at three group homes in Haverhill struggling with runaway residents that are sapping police resources.

NFI-Massachusetts, the nonprofit organization contracted by the state to operate the homes on 230 Liberty St. and 4 and 31 S. Kimball St., has put in place what it calls enhanced case management strategies for residents most prone to running away.


Massachusetts - The mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond will not serve any additional jail time, despite helping dispose of her daughter's body and continuing to take government benefits after her death.


Homosexual and transgender issues are playing out in faith-based child placement agencies across America, and Alabama is no exception.

Alabama recently became one of the latest states to enact a “freedom of conscience” law that allows faith-based foster care agencies to restrict child placement based on the provider’s religious beliefs. Similar laws have been passed in Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Virginia and Michigan, while legislation is being considered elsewhere as well.



Today a number of videos came up in my feeds.  I'm not impressed because a lot of it is garbage regurgitation by wannabe foster parents in training.   In order to do something different and to teach you how these people think, I'm going to showcase a few of them at the end of the post here today.

This one is from a new foster mom and her family talking about what the kids think about the family taking in stolen kids.


The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken?

This is a panel discussion that is over an hour long.

If you gotta ask...

Vaccinating (or not) & Foster Care | How Does it Work


WE SAID YES! | Our Foster Care Journey

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Eating Pizza and Fighting Child Abuse - How local businesses can cash in

No folks!  This is not an article about Pizzagate.  This is business.

A dear friend of mine just shared an example with me of how a local business can partner with some child abuse agency and trade some advertising for some fund raising while claiming to take the moral high ground by giving money to CPS and Friends!
Here is the original source.

I'm not sure how beneficial this practice would be towards the general public, but I'm sure they will have Social Workers coming from miles around!  


LK Daily Report for 7/12/17 - Sentencing Foster Mom, A House of Horrors and more

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A state district judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit submitted by a woman against the Hunt County District Attorney’s Office and a former state investigator, alleging she was the victim of malicious prosecution.

More >> BREAKING: Lawsuit against DA, CPS investigator dismissed
Lone child refugees stranded in Europe have been left vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking after being failed by the British government, a new report claims.

More >> Unaccompanied child refugees let down by British government, says new report
A man charged with second-degree manslaughter after leaving his 3-month-old foster baby in a parked vehicle has received a two year-deferred sentence.

The Senate’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to sharply cut Medicaid payments to states through so-called per capita caps can sound very abstract to social workers and policymakers coping with the day-to-day tragedies and crises of child welfare. But these disastrous changes could take a major step toward becoming law after the July 4 recess when the Senate will return to its bill.


ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - A foster mom is due in court Wednesday for sentencing for abusing a 1-year-old girl in her care in St. Clair Shores.

A 29-year-old woman was sentenced to one year probation for squeezing her toddler-age foster child so hard that the girl suffered broken blood vessels.

Update: Former St. Clair Shores foster parent gets probation for abusing child

CHILD abuse survivors at a Bridge of Weir home say the scale of attacks is comparable to a “house of horror” where eight people have been prosecuted for 145 criminal offences.

A lawyer for victims at the facility in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, drew similarities with the notorious Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey.

More >> 'WEASEL' APOLOGIES Child abuse survivors at Bridge of Weir home say scale of attacks is comparable to Jersey ‘house of horror’

A federal judge ruled against a Department of Child Services case manager who illegally searched an Indianapolis veterinarian’s apartment after receiving a report of suspected child abuse or neglect. The case manager now must face a damages trial in the vet’s civil suit against her.

DCS case manager Nola Hunt conducted a warrantless search of an apartment attached to Beth Breitweiser’s Indianapolis practice, All Things Wild Exotic Animal Hospital near Broad Ripple. She and her two children were living temporarily in an apartment in the basement of the office while the family’s home was being renovated.

More >> DCS caseworker must face damages trial in illegal search suit

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/11/17 - Starving Adopted Kids, Threatening Foster Parents and more...

I will now be doing daily reports rather than multiple posts.  This post could be updated at any time.

A Wrightstown couple has been charged in a case the Brown County Sheriff's Office describes as "mental and physical abuse and torture."

More >> Wrightstown couple accused of starving adopted son, mentally abusing him

CLARION BOROUGH, Pa. – A Clarion woman faces a preliminary hearing today on charges related to alleged threats against a foster family and employees of Clarion County CYS.
Amanda Rae Dunkle, 23, is facing two counts of first-degree misdemeanor Terroristic Threats with Intent To Terrorize Another.

More >> Clarion Woman Accused of Threatening Foster Parents, CYS Employees

LINDSAY, ONT.—The case of an Indigenous teenager charged with murder in a foster home fire that took two lives and left another person injured is headed toward a downgraded charge of manslaughter — and a possible resolution.

More >> Resolution in sight for teen accused of murder in foster home fire

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s Health and Human Services Agency has cited Sacramento County’s Child Protective Services Department with violating the law.

More >> Sacramento County CPS Office Used To House Children

Losing custody of a child can be one of the hardest things for a parent to go through. And working to regain that custody, can be even harder.

More >> Michigan Reunification Day celebrates families who brought their children back from foster care

Crime Stoppers of South Sound is asking for help in locating a missing 15-year-old from Lacey.

Marydru Elizabeth Kays, 15, left the Brentwood Group Home in Lacey on June 9 and has not returned, according to the Lacey Police Department. Kays told staff at Brentwood she was going to Vancouver, Washington, where she planned to stay with her boyfriend, Braeden Jensen, 19. The two may be staying at an apartment in the Vancouver area and Kays may be using the last name Jensen.

More >> Crime of the Week: Girl, 15, missing from Lacey group home

LK Announcement

To the readers of Legally Kidnapped.

Recent changes to available free automation options that are beyond my control have made posting links to my various social media sources time consuming and monotonous.  For example, which I once used to post automatically to LinkedIn, Google + and the Legally Kidnapped Facebook Page has limited the number of daily posts allowed unless I pay for the full service.  This has made that particular service useless to me and does not help with my ability to keep you all informed of the fraud and corruption in child welfare.  Because I really don't make any money off of this I can not justify spending money on it.  I now have to post manually to all three of these sources.   

I have therefore been considering different ways of doing things.  Today I have settled on this.  I will do one post per day with multiple links to multiple news stories, videos, whatever.   I will no longer post all the headlines to Facebook or any other social media source.  Instead you will get one post per day with everything.  In order to see all the current headlines, you will have to click on the link and go to the blog.

I apologize for any inconvenience.  This will save me hours of work every week.  You will live.


Monday, July 10, 2017

A new bill would allow some former criminals to become foster parents

A bill that would make it easier for some people with criminal histories to become foster parents is making its way through the California legislature.

More >> A new bill would allow some former criminals to become foster parents

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Teenage Girl Alleges Sexual Assault At Hyderabad Orphanage

The Class 9 student at the orphanage told her teachers that in the early hours of the morning, he would call her to his room and abuse her.

More >> Teenage Girl Alleges Sexual Assault At Hyderabad Orphanage

Massive lawsuit filed on behalf of Indigenous children torn from their homes

Indigenous children were subjected to a decades-long federal-government policy that saw them torn from their homes and placed with non-Aboriginal families, a class-action lawsuit claims.

More >> Massive lawsuit filed on behalf of Indigenous children torn from their homes

Georgia adoptive mom wanted on child abuse charges

Authorities are searching for a mother accused of abusing her adopted children.

More >> Georgia adoptive mom wanted on child abuse charges

Former ward of state disappointed by government no show

A petition calling for a public inquiry and an apology was presented to parliament today by former wards of the state.  As children some were victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse and mental abuse whilst in state care here in New Zealand.

more >> Former ward of state disappointed by government no show

Foster father sentenced to 10 years RI for sexually abusing minor daughter

A lower court today sentenced a foster father to undergo 10-year RI for sexually assaulting his 7-year-old daughter.Adjudicating a case occurred three years back Balasore Additional District judge Ajanta Sarangi awarded the accused 10 years RI and fine of Rs 5,000 today.According to prosecution, Jaga Hembram of Govindpur village under Khaira Police Station on April 28 , 2014 took his 7 year daughter to nearby Palasa forest and sexually assaulted her. The girl narrated her ordeals to her mother after she returned home. Jaga was arrested after his wife lodged a complainant with the police.

More >> Foster father sentenced to 10 years RI for sexually abusing minor daughter

Couple charged with abuse after toddler foster child found malnourished

Garren Dodd McDonald, 48, and Shelley Lanette McDonald, 43, were arrested June 28, the Etowah County Sheriff's Office announced Monday. The Collinsville couple is charged with one count each of child abuse.

More >> Couple charged with abuse after toddler foster child found malnourished

Children in Foster Care in NC Surpasses 11,000, Children's Home Society Intensifies Response

In May 2017, a steadily rising number of children in foster care broke the 11,000 mark, the highest level in 10 years and a nearly 28 percent increase over the last five years.

More >> Children in Foster Care in NC Surpasses 11,000, Children's Home Society Intensifies Response

Connecticut DCF still isn’t meeting children’s needs, says court monitor

Caseloads are growing and children’s needs aren’t being met, according to the federal court monitor overseeing the Department of Children and Families.

more >> Connecticut DCF still isn’t meeting children’s needs, says court monitor

Court Orders Resentencing in Military Child Abuse Case

A federal appeals court has ordered a new sentencing for a former Army major and his wife convicted of multiple counts of child endangerment, after prosecutors argued their initial sentences were too lenient.

More >> Court Orders Resentencing in Military Child Abuse Case

Boy (2) in state's care dies after drowning in poo

A toddler in the care of the state has died after he was found unconscious in a swimming pool.

More >> Boy (2) in state's care dies after drowning in pool

Jody Herring agrees to accept plea deal for 4 killings

A woman accused of fatally shooting a social worker and her three family members has agreed to accept a plea deal.

More >> Jody Herring agrees to accept plea deal for 4 killings

9th Circuit: Detained Immigrant Children Entitled to Court Hearing

Children detained by immigration authorities have the right to a hearing before an immigration judge to consider their release, according to a federal appeals court in San Francisco.

More >> 9th Circuit: Detained Immigrant Children Entitled to Court Hearing

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