August 22, 2015 |
A New Jersey woman charged with neglect after she left her toddler sleeping in a car during a 10-minute shopping trip should be given a hearing to determine whether she belongs on a registry of neglectful and abusive parents, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision by the seven-member court does not dispute that the mother should have exercised better judgment when leaving her child, but the high court overturned an appellate court decision that denied the mother's request for a hearing.
March 31, 2013 |
NEWARK, Del. - New Castle County Police have charged an unlicensed day-care operator after officers say they found 3-year-old twins in a closet. Authorities went to a Newark apartment Thursday afternoon after receiving a report of possible child neglect. Police say no one answered the door at the apartment and a maintenance worker let officers in. Officials say officers saw a chair wedged in a hallway between a closet door and a bathroom door. Police say officers opened the door and found the twins sleeping on pillows and blankets on the floor.
December 6, 2012 |
PHOENIX - The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a sick girl with leukemia deepened Wednesday after her father said his 11-year-old daughter is being treated in Mexico and authorities considered bringing child neglect charges against the family. Phoenix police have been looking for Emily since surveillance video one week ago showed the girl's mother walking her out of Phoenix Children's Hospital a day before the child was set to be released. Authorities are searching for the girl in Arizona, California and Mexico, where the family has relatives, as doctors say she could contract a potentially deadly infection if not returned for treatment.
September 1, 2012
A Gloucester County man was sentenced Friday to 18 months in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to the abuse or neglect of a child, authorities said. Frank H. Lindeborn, 29, of Westville, told investigators he was asleep in his apartment when his 5-year-old daughter was found walking alone on Broadway at 4 a.m. Aug. 30, 2011. At the sentencing, Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall Jr. said he took into account that Lindeborn had previously been convicted of theft and unlawful possession of a weapon.
June 5, 2012 |
When jury selection starts Tuesday in tiny Bellefonte, Centre County, former football coach Jerry Sandusky won't be the only one on trial. Pennsylvania State University, a world-class center of teaching and learning, an economic behemoth of spending and hiring, and a place where Sandusky allegedly committed terrible crimes against children, faces its own judgment - in the court of public opinion. The trial promises to bring fresh scrutiny to the issues of what university officials knew, when they knew it, and how they responded.
February 21, 2012 |
MILWAUKEE - When the malnourished 15-year-old awoke each morning, she could hear her family eating and getting ready for the day. If she felt especially brave or desperate, she would call to her stepmother and beg for food, but usually she just went back to bed and hoped her hunger pangs went away. The girl was 70 pounds when she was rescued. She told investigators at the hospital that most of the food she ate was scraps she found on the floor or in the garbage. She had spent most of five years in the basement of her family's Madison home, where she was beaten and sexually assaulted.
January 19, 2012 |
A Lansdale mother of three was arrested and charged with child endangerment last Sunday after two of her children, aged five and eight, wandered into a Kulpsville restaurant, hungry and begging for a drink.On Wednesday, the woman was arrested again and taken into custody in connection with a hit-and-run accident Monday in Lansdale. She was being held in the Montgomery County prison on $25,000 bail, on DUI and other charges. Towamencin Township Police Chief Paul T. Dickinson said officers responded to Pudges Restaurant at 1555 Sumneytown Pike when staffers called in to report the two lost children.
August 11, 2011
Not a fan of Opinion section changes Regarding your new Opinion section, is this the new "fair and balanced" Inquirer? I want The Inquirer to take a position and stand by it. Most of the time I agree; sometimes I don't, but I value the thought that goes into your editorial position on important issues. This new equal-time style dilutes the paper's influence on public issues. Broadcast media seem to have to manufacture controversy by trotting out opposing opinions for every discussion.
August 7, 2011 |
Profits and parenting are on a collision course at Parx Casino. Becoming the quintessential "neighborhood casino" has given Parx the dubious distinction of being the only gambling hall in Pennsylvania where adults have been caught leaving children in vehicles parked outside while they gambled inside. The increasingly tense clash of parental responsibility and casino accountability could be taken up Aug. 18 before the state Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg. Thus far, no fines have been levied on Parx because of recurring incidents of child neglect by its patrons.