Latest Child endangerment News

Woman who killed 3-year-old daughter and left her on ballfield is sentenced to 30 years

Sep. 14, 2023 15:24 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman who pleaded guilty to killing her 3-year-old daughter and leaving her burned remains on a softball field was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison. Kristie Haas, 31, pleaded guilty earlier this year to murder by abuse or neglect and abuse of...

A Minnesota meat processing plant that is accused of hiring minors agrees to pay $300K in penalties

Sep. 09, 2023 15:41 PM EDT

MADELIA, Minn. (AP) — A meat processing company in Minnesota on Friday agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties after an investigation found it employed children as young as 13 to work in hazardous conditions, such as operating meat grinders, while they worked overnight shifts and longer hours than...

Wisconsin sawmill agrees to pay $191K to federal regulators after 16-year-old boy killed on the job

Sep. 08, 2023 18:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A northern Wisconsin sawmill has agreed to pay nearly $191,000 and stop hiring children under 16 to settle a federal lawsuit labor regulators filed after a teenager was killed on the job this summer and other child employees were hurt in a string of accidents. ...

Mississippi candidate for attorney general says the state isn't doing enough to protect workers

Aug. 31, 2023 19:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In Mississippi — one of the poorest states in the U.S. and where a 16-year-old worker recently died after becoming entangled in a factory conveyor belt — a candidate for attorney general said Thursday that elected officials must play a more aggressive role in protecting...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 23, 2023 18:50 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 20, 2023. Editorial: Don’t roll back child work protections A proposal to roll back child labor protections in Wisconsin is a bad move and we hope the Legislature will reject it. The bill, released Friday, would...

Wisconsin Republicans propose eliminating work permits for 14- and 15-year-olds

Aug. 18, 2023 18:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Children ages 14 and 15 would no longer need a work permit or parental permission to get a job under a bill Republican Wisconsin lawmakers released on Friday. The proposal comes amid a wider push by state lawmakers to roll back child labor laws and despite the...

North Dakota Supreme Court upholds new trial for mother in baby's death

Aug. 18, 2023 12:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a district judge's decision granting a new trial to a woman who pleaded guilty in the death of her infant daughter and was sent to prison last year. Four of the five justices agreed with Judge Daniel Borgen...

Mother pleads guilty to felony child neglect after 6-year-old son used her gun to shoot teacher

Aug. 15, 2023 21:34 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old boy who shot his teacher in Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of felony child neglect, seven months after her son used her handgun to critically wound the educator in a classroom full of students. Prosecutors agreed to...

The mother of a 6-year-old who shot his teacher in a Virginia classroom pleads guilty to felony child neglect

Aug. 15, 2023 10:51 AM EDT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old who shot his teacher in a Virginia classroom pleads guilty to felony child neglect.

Advocates sue federal government for failing to ban imports of cocoa harvested by children

Aug. 15, 2023 08:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child welfare advocates filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday asking a judge to force the Biden administration to block imports of cocoa harvested by children in West Africa that can end up in America's most popular chocolate desserts and candies. The lawsuit, brought...