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Child Neglect

Hobart father arrested after 8-week-old baby hospitalized

Hobart father arrested after 8-week-old baby hospitalized

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.

September 29, 2014 8:15 pm
Valpo mother arrested for neglect, battery

Valpo mother arrested for neglect, battery

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly beating her daughter with a belt, police said.

August 11, 2014 9:18 am

Governor appoints nine from region to state boards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed several Northwest Indiana residents to various state boards and commissions.

June 07, 2014 7:30 pm
4 region children among 34 Indiana abuse or neglect deaths in year

4 region children among 34 Indiana abuse or neglect deaths in year

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.

June 06, 2014 4:30 pm Related
Three arrested after police find child living in squalor

Three arrested after police find child living in squalor

PORTAGE | Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after police found a 3-year-old child living in squalor.

May 29, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Hammond mother convicted of neglect

CROWN POINT | After 20 minutes of deliberating Thursday, a jury found a Hammond woman guilty of two felony counts of neglect of a dependent related to the traumatic head injuries her 13-month-old child suffered Jan. 5, 2011, in her apartment.

February 13, 2014 9:00 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
Judge gives man who helped kill Jada Justice 40 years

Judge gives man who helped kill Jada Justice 40 years

CROWN POINT | Timothy Tkachik appeared stunned Friday when Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. sentenced him to 40 years in prison for his role in killing 2-year-old Jada Justice in 2009.

July 19, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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DCS continues to roll out program to provide mental health services to youth

INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-five Indiana children are receiving mental health services as part of state officials' pledge to close a funding gap, said an Indiana Department of Child Services official.

May 04, 2013 7:00 pm Related

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
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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DCS official: First leg of pilot project went 'better than planned'

INDIANAPOLIS | The first phase of state officials' plan to close the gap in mental health services for children has been a success, one official said.

February 03, 2013 9:20 pm Related
Griffith man sentenced to 30 years in fatal neglect case

Griffith man sentenced to 30 years in fatal neglect case

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday in the 2010 death of his then-girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

November 20, 2012 5:00 pm

Harvey man gets 3 years for placing baby in scalding water

CROWN POINT | A 23-year-old Harvey, Ill., man was given a three-year sentence for placing an infant in a bathtub of scalding water, Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter announced Monday.

October 29, 2012 8:45 pm

Panel endorses bill speeding prosecutor aid to endangered children

INDIANAPOLIS | The Commission on Mental Health and Addiction on Monday unanimously approved the draft of a bill that would temporarily give prosecutors back the ability to file petitions alleging a child is a danger to himself or herself.

October 15, 2012 12:00 am Related
Defense: Griffith man did 'dumb things' before boy's death

Defense: Griffith man did 'dumb things' before boy's death

CROWN POINT | Defendant Levi Hiatt knew he had seriously injured a 3-year-old left in his care, deputy prosecuting attorney Angela Brown said Tuesday as she opened a murder case against the Griffith man.

September 25, 2012 7:30 pm
Trial begins for Griffith man charged in death of ex-girlfriend's son

Trial begins for Griffith man charged in death of ex-girlfriend's son

CROWN POINT | The trial of a Griffith man facing murder charges in the death of his then-girlfriend's 3-year-old son began Monday with jury selection.

September 24, 2012 5:45 pm
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