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Man charged after toddler shoots shelf in head in Atlanta

Aug. 9, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A 31-year-old man has been charged with gun crimes and child cruelty after a toddler shot himself in the head, Atlanta police said Sunday. The 2-year-old boy remained in critical condition Sunday, the day after police found him seriously wounded at an Atlanta home, said officer Anthony...

Indiana woman convicted for her role in abusing boy, 3

Aug. 8, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman has been convicted of child neglect for her alleged role in the abuse of a 3-year-old boy found with broken bones, pieces of his scalp missing and other gruesome injuries. A Kosciusko County jury found Jammy Stacy of Elkhart guilty on Thursday of one count of...

Subject of 'Audrie & Daisy' documentary dies by suicide

Aug. 5, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — An advocate for sexual abuse victims who became the subject of a Netflix documentary after alleging she was sexually assaulted at age 14 in Missouri has died by suicide, according to her mother and a co-worker. Melinda Coleman, the mother of Daisy Coleman, announced her daughter's death...

West Virginia mom charged with neglect in baby's death

Jul. 31, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

BENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A mother was charged with child neglect resulting in death after her months old baby died from injuries sustained while the woman was allegedly using drugs at a West Virginia home, according to authorities. Kace Lee Shmigal, 31, surrendered to authorities on the charge Thursday, news...

Indiana woman gets 30 years for death of son, 2, in hot car

Jul. 30, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman whose 2-year-old son died after he climbed into a hot car and couldn't get out has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to neglect. A Delaware County judge sentenced Britni Nicole Wihebrink, 30, on Wednesday to the longest prison term she...

Kansas agency balks at releasing records for slain child

Jul. 28, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency balked at releasing records about a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found this month, despite a 2018 law that aimed to make such documents more transparent. That law says Kansas Department for Children and Families' documents are public records...

Couple arrested in ax, crowbar attack in dispute over TV

Jul. 21, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls couple is facing criminal charges after police say they broke into an apartment armed with an ax and crowbar in a dispute over a TV. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the 23-year-old woman and 21-year-old man are facing charges of aggravated assault, burglary and...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020 file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference in Urbandale, Iowa. Gov. Reynolds says she will override local school districts and require students to spend at least half of their education time in classrooms despite concerns the move could endanger children and teachers as the number of coronavirus cases increase in the state. Reynolds' decision Friday, July 17, 2020, will invalidate plans implemented by some districts to limit in-person classes to one day a week for most students with online learning on other days. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa governor overrides schools, requires in-person classes

Jul. 17, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Friday that she would override local school districts and require students to spend at least half of their schooling in classrooms despite the threat to teachers, students an their families from the surge in coronavirus cases in the state. Reynolds'...

Prosecutor: Man faces decades in prison in restaurant murder

Jul. 15, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man faces decades in prison after pleading guilty to killing a man and trying to kill a woman in a New Jersey restaurant almost two years ago. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office said Wednesday that 42-year-old Miguel Camara of Long Branch pleaded guilty Tuesday...

Deputy: Mom left toddler in hot car while shopping at Macy's

Jul. 15, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A mother was arrested after she left her 2-year-old daughter in her car while she shopped at a Florida mall, sheriff's officials said. Thamyres Pounce, 32, was charged with one count of child neglect, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to The...