Latest Child endangerment News

SC mother sues day care after worker charged with neglect

Dec. 01, 2021 12:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A mother in South Carolina is suing a national childcare company after a day care worker was caught on camera grabbing a toddler by the arm and swinging him into classroom furniture, leading to head injuries. Lawyers for Ashana Odom alleged in a...

Fugitive sex offender sentenced for not registering

Dec. 01, 2021 08:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was a fugitive for nearly two years and who was captured in North Carolina has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for failure to register as a sex offender, according to a federal prosecutor. According to court...

Teen boy arrested after gun deal gone bad at Phoenix school

Nov. 30, 2021 17:17 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after allegedly shooting another high school student in west Phoenix following a gun sale gone bad, police said Tuesday. They said a 16-year-old student brought a handgun to Cesar Chavez High School on Monday to sell to...

Iowa man charged with murder for shooting death of wife

Nov. 29, 2021 13:32 PM EST

ELDRIDGE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man has been charged with murder nearly six months after his wife was found shot to death inside their home. Shane Bostrom, 34, of Eldridge, is now charged with first-degree murder in the June 10 shooting death of 28-year-old...

Charges upgraded to murder for mother of missing child

Nov. 27, 2021 11:47 AM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Charges have been upgraded to malice murder and felony murder for the woman who reported her 8-year-old daughter missing two days before the child was found dead. Nicole Amari Hall was reported missing from an Extended Stay Hotel in Gwinnett...

Autopsy: 5-year-old boy died of 'violence and neglect'

Nov. 22, 2021 15:36 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who went missing and was found dead in Massachusetts died of “violence and neglect," and his death was a homicide, according to autopsy results released Monday. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in...

Child endangerment charges for mom whose kids died in fire

Nov. 20, 2021 11:23 AM EST

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An East St. Louis woman whose five children died in a fire at her home while she was away has been indicted on child endangerment charges. With the indictment, the St. Clair County grand jury determined that 34-year-old Sabrina Dunigan was at...

Indiana woman allegedly sold her daughter, 13, to man, 27

Nov. 19, 2021 16:00 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman allegedly sold her 13-year-old daughter to a 27-year-old man before she and her husband forced her to marry him and then celebrated the wedding with a party, authorities said. The girl's mother was charged Thursday in Allen...

5-hour SWAT standoff ends with Reno arrest; multiple charges

Nov. 16, 2021 17:44 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 45-year-old Reno man is being held without bail on more than a dozen criminal counts after he was arrested following a five-hour standoff with a SWAT team that forced a lockdown at a nearby elementary school. Police say Brian Earle had threatened...

Vehicle in case of missing Tennessee boy spotted in Arizona

Nov. 16, 2021 14:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A vehicle sought in an Amber Alert involving a missing 3-year-old Tennessee boy has been spotted in western Arizona, authorities said Tuesday. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the vehicle was seen on State Route 95 heading toward Parker,...