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This photos released by the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department shows Lance Long and Crystal Lynn Long. The  South Dakota couple is accused of giving four children illegal drugs and of zapping them with a cattle prod to get them to comply with orders. Investigators have recommended charging Lance Long, 36, and Crystallynn Long, 40, of Sioux Falls, with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, abuse or cruelty to a minor and numerous other counts. (Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department/The Argus Leader via AP)

South Dakota couple accused of using cattle prod on kids

Jun. 5, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota couple is accused of giving four children illegal drugs and of zapping them with a cattle prod to get them to comply with orders. Investigators have recommended charging Lance Long, 36, and Crystallynn Long, 40, of Sioux Falls, with aggravated assault with a...

Police: Boy was fatally shot by gun found in father's truck

Jun. 4, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old Cleveland boy was killed this week when a gun he and his brother found in their father's truck was accidentally fired, authorities said. Donell King Sr., 37, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and a weapons offense in the death of his son, Donell...

Authorities gather on Centennial Bridge after a shooting Wednesday, May 27, 2020, near Leavenworth, Kan. A Fort Leavenworth soldier is being credited with saving lives after he stopped a person who was randomly shooting on the bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri. (John Richmeier/Leavenworth Times via AP)

Missouri man charged with 9 felonies in bridge shooting

May. 29, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old Kansas City-area man was charged Friday with attempted first-degree murder and eight other felonies after authorities say he randomly fired into traffic on a bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri. The charges filed in Leavenworth County, Kansas, District Court...

This image provided by the Roane County Jail shows Michael Anthony Gray Sr. Gray and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, face charges after police found the skeletal remains of a girl buried in their yard. The Roane County, Tenn., couple, arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, are charged with aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, authorities said.  (Roane County Jail via AP)

Warrant: Police find remains of second child in yard

May. 29, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The remains of a second child that belonged to a Tennessee couple facing abuse charges have been found buried in a yard, court records said. A search warrant affidavit says police recovered the remains of a boy from a Knox County property where Michael and Shirley Gray lived until...

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, mourners grieve at a makeshift memorial at the spot where Miracle Crook, 3, and Tony Crook, 2, walked down to Mingo Creek at the Shoreline Apartments in Tulsa. Okla. Police said Wednesday a body found in an east Tulsa creek is believed to be that of a second missing toddler who disappeared with his sister last week.  (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Medical examiner identifies bodies as missing Tulsa toddlers

May. 29, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office confirmed Friday that two bodies found in Tulsa-area waterways are sibling toddlers who have been missing since last week. Three-year-old Miracle Crook and her 2-year-old brother were last spotted alive on security video at their east Tulsa...

Parents charged in 2-year-old son's shooting death

May. 29, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

EAST PENN, Pa. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy fatally shot himself in his family's home after his parents knowingly left a loaded handgun within reach of the child, authorities said. Andrew Zawoski, 28, and Christine McFarland, 24, are each charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment. It was't...

Man charged in fatal shooting of 9-year-old Philadelphia boy

May. 28, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death this week of a 9-year-old boy killed in his family's city apartment. Syiede Booker, 35, was also charged with child endangerment, reckless endangerment, unsworn falsification, tampering with...

Police: Mom, boyfriend charged in disabled daughter's death

May. 27, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman and her boyfriend were arrested and accused of killing the woman's disabled daughter and hiding her body inside a dresser drawer, authorities said. Jackleen Elizabeth Mullen, 23, and Audrevious Jarrell Williams, 26, were charged Wednesday with homicide by...

This image provided by the Roane County Jail shows Michael Anthony Gray Sr. Gray and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, face charges after police found the skeletal remains of a girl buried in their yard. The Roane County, Tenn., couple, arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, are charged with aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, authorities said.  (Roane County Jail via AP)

Warrants describe nightmarish child abuse case in Tennessee

May. 27, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Arrest warrants in a Tennessee couple's abuse case describe a hellish existence for four children in their legal custody, a nightmare that finally ended after a little boy was spotted walking alone along a Roane County road. Passersby called 911, and a responding officer began...

These undated photos released by the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Police Department show Tony, left, and Miracle Crook. Authorities searching for the two Tulsa, Okla., children who have been missing since Friday, May 22, 2020, were knocking on doors and stopping drivers at their apartment complex Monday, May 25. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)

Sonar used to search Oklahoma pond for 2 missing children

May. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Searchers used sonar on Tuesday to examine a Tulsa pond for two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Tulsa firefighters joined Tulsa police in searching a pond...