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Community HealthNet hosts domestic violence Lunch & Learn

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…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing residents mourn 2-year-old's death

Lansing residents mourn 2-year-old's death

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.

March 23, 2014 9:10 pm Photos

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Griffith resident sentenced to prison for re-entering U.S.

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.

February 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Pediatric trauma specialist outlines child’s injury in abuse case

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.

February 12, 2014 6:19 pm

Hammond woman sentenced to 6 years for child neglect

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.

February 04, 2014 8:05 pm
Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the 35-year prison term issued to the stepmother of Christian Choate, an abused boy whose body was discovered in 2011 buried in a shallow grave at a Gary mobile home park.

November 06, 2013 6:40 pm Related
Valpo women charged with badly beating 4-year-old

Valpo women charged with badly beating 4-year-old

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso resident Elizabeth Lozano and neighbor Angela Terrell were charged Friday with beating and neglecting Lozano's 4-year-old son so badly the boy had to be transported to Indianapolis to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

October 25, 2013 4:15 pm Photos

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Cops: Gary infant died of injuries caused by abuse

GARY | A 5-month-old Gary baby died at a Chicago hospital Friday morning after suffering head injuries in a case of alleged abuse, police said.

October 25, 2013 11:49 am

St. John Township couple named in child abuse counts

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office charged a St. John Township couple this week with child abuse and neglect.

August 21, 2013 7:05 pm

Hobart man charged with child molestation incident in Lake Station

LAKE STATION | A 19-year-old Hobart man had sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl at a house in Lake Station, police said.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am

Plans to improve state child services agency set to become law

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have given the Department of Child Services all the new tools they believe the agency needs to protect Hoosier children from abuse and neglect.

April 29, 2013 7:10 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Report drives home urgency of DCS reforms

EDITORIAL: Report drives home urgency of DCS reforms

The recent Indiana Department of Child Services report showing 40 children died of abuse in Indiana — five of them in Northwest Indiana — in a 12-month period should cause anyone reading it to shed a tear for those children.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am Related
More than 350 attend forum on child abuse, neglect

More than 350 attend forum on child abuse, neglect

GARY | William Kellibrew IV was 10 years old the day he says he stared down a gun and begged for his life.

April 26, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana was home to five of Indiana's 40 children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, a state report released Monday shows.

April 22, 2013 3:40 pm Related

House OKs abuse disclosure requirement for child custody

INDIANAPOLIS | Another recommendation of the Legislature's 2012 Department of Child Services study committee is edging closer toward becoming law.

March 21, 2013 7:30 pm Related

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Some child abuse reports may get to bypass hotline

INDIANAPOLIS | Child abuse reports by employees of schools, medical facilities, courts or law enforcement could bypass the state's centralized abuse hotline and be referred directly to a local investigator under legislation approved 47-0 by the Indiana Senate Tuesday.

January 29, 2013 5:45 pm Related

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EDITORIAL: Keep up pressure for DCS reforms

Legislation to bring necessary reforms to the Department of Child Services has fortunately cleared the first hurdles in the Indiana General Assembly.

January 28, 2013 5:45 pm
Appeals court rejects sentence reduction request in LaPorte coach sex case

Appeals court rejects sentence reduction request in LaPorte coach sex case

INDIANAPOLIS | A former LaPorte High School volleyball coach, convicted of four felonies following a two-year sexual relationship with a student-athlete, must serve his full 21-year prison sentence, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

December 28, 2012 5:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: DCS study committee suggests real reforms

GUEST COMMENTARY: DCS study committee suggests real reforms

When the Department of Child Services Interim Study Committee began its work back in August, many feared its work would be an exercise in futility.

December 17, 2012 12:00 am
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