Nearly a decade has passed since Gov. Mitch Daniels created the Department of Child Services to protect children from abuse and neglect. It was and continues to be a wise move to split the agency from the behemoth Family and Social Services Administration in an effort — as we said in 2004 — …
CROWN POINT | A woman accused of beating to death her 22-month-old son made her first formal appearance in court Friday.
CROWN POINT | The case against an East Chicago woman who is accused of beating her toddler to death could be dismissed, and she could be released from jail as early as next week.
GARY | A 22-month-old boy was covered in so many marks from beatings as he struggled to be potty trained that his mother couldn't distinguish which were recent wounds, according to court records.
HOBART | As Richard Propes celebrated his 49th birthday Wednesday, he had a wish on his mind – “a peaceful home for every child.”
CROWN POINT | A Hobart man faces five felony charges alleging he shook his 8-week-old son so violently on two occasions this month that the baby suffered a stroke, seizures, brain bleeding, broken legs and bruising.
LAKE FOREST | The Bears didn't want him to, Brandon Marshall insisted, and their star wide receiver held a rambling 45-minute press conference Thursday to "vent" over a documentary ESPN did two years ago and ran again this week concerning his past transgressions.
Bears receiver Brandon Marshall talks to reporters Thursday after old domestic abuse allegations resurfaced by having his past transgressions dragged into the spotlight this week.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly beating her daughter with a belt, police said.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years behind bars in a child abuse case the judge called horrific.
“Susie” could have been anyone’s child. When she was lifted into the arms of her mother or father, she was probably looked upon with pride and even a sense of accomplishment as they held their promise in their arms.
The latest report on child abuse and neglect in Indiana shows some improvement, but there's still a long way to go.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed several Northwest Indiana residents to various state boards and commissions.
INDIANAPOLIS | Four of the 34 Indiana children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, lived in Northwest Indiana, according to a state report released Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS | A watchdog group focused on preserving the safety of vulnerable Hoosier children has officially been re-established.
GARY | Community HealthNet will host a program on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse as part of its Lunch & Learn Series. Cynthia Hoess, MD, a CHN pediatrics provider, will moderate "Child Abuse Neglect and Issues of Ethics" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Second Floor Conference Room…
LANSING | Although most of the 100 or so residents who gathered in front of a home Sunday in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue never knew 2-year-old Jakariah Patterson, they felt the need to mourn her death.
HAMMOND | A former Griffith resident who was convicted of aggravated child abuse in Florida in 2002, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday to seven months and 18 days in prison after pleading guilty to felony re-entry of a deported alien, stated a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
CROWN POINT | A pediatric trauma specialist from the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital testified Wednesday about the head injuries suffered by a 13-month-old child in the trial of a Hammond woman charged with neglect of a dependent.
CROWN POINT | Weeping and loud sobs erupted in court Tuesday as Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel L. Cappas sentenced a 22-year-old Hammond woman to a six-year prison term for the 2011 neglect of her then-3-year old child.
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