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Gary toddler's death ruled a homicide

GARY | The death of a 22-month-old Gary child Tuesday has been ruled a homicide.

October 01, 2014 11:35 am
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
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look at Florida’s model for dealing with child abuse

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look at Florida’s model for dealing with child abuse

“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.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Trial of E.C. man charged in infant son's death pushed back to November

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man accused of killing his 3-month-old son is scheduled to stand trial Nov. 17, according to court records.

May 30, 2014 10:54 am
Sexual assault burgeoning in region

Sexual assault burgeoning in region

The volume of sex crimes in the region is forcing some local hospitals to expand their care programs and may have created the need for a separate treatment facility dedicated to those victims, many of whom increasingly are children.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage police arrest five on drug, neglect charges

Portage police arrest five on drug, neglect charges

PORTAGE | Five people were arrested on multiple drug and neglect charges Wednesday afternoon.

February 13, 2014 9:50 am Photos

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E.C. mom accused of leaving two toddlers alone for hours

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors on Friday filed two Class D felony charges of neglect of a dependent child against an East Chicago woman.

February 10, 2014 7:15 pm

Victim's family says abuse preceded C.P. woman's stabbing death

CROWN POINT | Relatives of a woman fatally stabbed last weekend said they have told police her attacker had a history of abusing her.

June 17, 2013 6:15 pm
Nazareth Home's gala marks 10 years of helping region children

Nazareth Home's gala marks 10 years of helping region children

Jean Bowman, director of the Nazareth Home in East Chicago, plays with children at the home.

September 06, 2012 5:09 pm
Nazareth Home's gala marks 10 years of helping region children

Nazareth Home's gala marks 10 years of helping region children

Nazareth Home Director Jean Bowman works at the home in East Chicago.

September 06, 2012 5:09 pm
Nazareth Home's gala marks 10 years of helping region children

Nazareth Home's gala marks 10 years of helping region children

Nazareth Home staff member Chris Suarez hugs two children at the home in East Chicago.

September 06, 2012 5:09 pm
Nazareth Home's gala marks 10 years of helping region children

Nazareth Home's gala marks 10 years of helping region children

Jean Bowman, director of Nazareth Home in East Chicago, watches as a child plays at the home.

September 06, 2012 5:09 pm

Charges sought against Crown Point mother after unsupervised toddlers crossed busy road

CROWN POINT | Charges will be sought against a Crown Point woman whose two young sons allegedly dodged traffic on Main Street early Monday before being sheltered at a nearby business, police said.

August 01, 2012 10:55 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Penn State case is reminder of need to report abuse

GUEST COMMENTARY: Penn State case is reminder of need to report abuse

Recent events at Penn State have caused attention to be focused on the responsibility of reporting suspicions of abuse and neglect. It is a crime in Indiana to fail to report abuse or neglect. While there seems to be some confusion about the responsibility to report in Pennsylvania, Indiana'…

November 20, 2011 12:00 am

Volunteers needed to speak for children

CROWN POINT | The start of a school year typically marks an increase in the amount of children referred to Child Protective Services for abuse and neglect. Educators are the top reporting source, and this year is no exception in Lake County.

September 26, 2011 12:00 am

Kentucky prison escapee captured in Bass Lake

A convicted child molester who walked away from a Kentucky work release program was captured Tuesday night in Bass Lake, according to the FBI's Merrillville office.

September 14, 2011 9:04 am

Prosecutor steps up Choate probe

CROWN POINT | A lawyer representing the sister of 13-year-old Christian Choate is resisting prosecution efforts to question her under oath about her brother's alleged captivity and beating death.

July 01, 2011 1:00 pm

DCS isn't producing Choate case files

CROWN POINT | Among a plethora of documents sought by Lake County authorities prosecuting Riley Choate and Kimberly Kubina Choate for the murder of 13-year-old Christian Choate, are records produced by Child Protection Services of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

June 06, 2011 6:00 pm
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