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Mom Accused of Putting Newborn in Fridge for 3 Hours

The 4-day-old boy died in February of hypothermia with asphyxiation

(Newser) - A 27-year-old South Carolina mother of a toddler has been accused of killing her 4-day-old newborn by putting him in the refrigerator for three hours, where he suffered hypothermia with asphyxiation, reports the Rock Hill Herald . After a lengthy investigation over the February incident, authorities arrested Angela Blackwell on Monday... More »

Cop Helps Out Boy, 7, Peddling Teddy Bear for Food

Cop buys him dinner; parents of 5 charged with child endangerment

(Newser) - A hungry 7-year-old boy trying to hawk his teddy bear to buy food ran into the right cop: Officer Steve Dunham tells WLWT "it broke my heart" to see the child trying to sell his toy last week outside a drugstore in Franklin, Ohio. The boy told Dunham it... More »

Parents Abandon Toddler to Catch Pokemon: Cops

The boy was found filthy and screaming, say San Tan Valley police

(Newser) - When not falling off cliffs or making illegal border crossings , people are allegedly abandoning their kids in search of Pokemon. Arizona police say Brent Daley, 27, and Brianne Daley, 25, left their 2-year-old son home alone for at least 90 minutes on Thursday night while playing Pokemon Go, reports Tucson... More »

Couple Charged With Trying to Sell 3-Month-Old

Police say they wanted money for drugs

(Newser) - A man and woman were arrested in West Virginia last week on charges that they tried to sell the woman's baby on May 28, the AP reports. Ashley N. Harmon, 25, and her fiance Jonathan Isaac Lucas Flint, 20, allegedly attempted to sell the 3-month-old girl for $500 to... More »

Woman Faces Charges for Making Her Kids Walk to School

It was punishment for missing the school bus

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman is facing child neglect charges after deputies found her driving ahead of her daughters while making them walk to school, the AP reports. Marion County Sheriff Ronnie Burnett tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press the mother, Lisa Marie Palmer, told deputies her daughters were being punished for... More »

Mom Lets 4-Year-Old Play 120 Feet Away, Faces Jail

Tomahawk was found playing alone at a playground in the gated complex

(Newser) - A mom who lives in a gated apartment complex in Sacramento, Calif., and describes her parenting style as "free range" faces up to six months in jail for letting her 4-year-old son play alone in the complex playground 120 feet from her front door. She was charged after two... More »

Cops: Family Banished Teen for Eating Pop-Tart

SC couple allegedly sent teen to live in tent

(Newser) - A 14-year-old girl who ate an unauthorized Pop-Tart found herself banished to the woods for a week with only a tent, a roll of toilet paper, a flashlight, and a watch, police say. James Driggers, 33, and Crystal Driggers, 36, of Dalzell, SC, were arrested Friday and have been charged... More »

Cops: Mom Put Infant on Roadside, Drove Away

Sandra McClary, 26, charged with child neglect, endangerment

(Newser) - Police have charged a Maryland mother with child neglect and reckless endangerment after she allegedly left her infant on the side of a Pasadena road, then drove away. A bishop found what police now say is a 6-week-old in a car seat carrier with a diaper bag nearby shortly before... More »

CPS on Kids Allowed to Walk Alone: It Was Neglect

Md. couple 'responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect'

(Newser) - Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, a climate-science expert and a physicist for the National Institutes of Health now best known as the "free-range" parents who let their two kids walk unsupervised from parks to their house, have been formally declared "responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect" by local child protective... More »

Acclaimed Teacher Fired Over Dirty Diaper

Kelly Hahn is accused of neglect days after winning 'Pre-K Teacher of the Year'

(Newser) - Two weeks after Kelly Hahn was awarded "Pre-K Teacher of the Year" in St. Louis last fall, she was put on administrative leave. The reason appears to be child neglect and endangerment, reports KTVI , though St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams wouldn't confirm this, saying at a... More »

Parents Left Kids in Cold Car to Go to Wine Tasting: Cops

DC couple says they were monitoring their 2 toddlers with an iPhone

(Newser) - Two DC parents were arrested over the weekend after police say they left their two toddlers locked in a car while they attended a wine-tasting at a posh restaurant, the Washington Post reports. Cops say they received a call about the kids on Saturday afternoon and found the 22-month-old boy... More »

Cops Called After Parents Let Kids Walk Home Alone

Maryland couple says they want kids 10, 6 to learn independence

(Newser) - A climate-science expert and a physicist for the NIH say they're trying to teach their kids how to be independent and self-reliant. So they're baffled why they're being investigated for neglect by Maryland's Child Protective Services for allowing their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter to play... More »

2 Girls Charged in Shooting Death of Big Brother, 16

Misty "Ariel" Renee Kornegay, 15, tells police he beat her

(Newser) - In a case Florida officials call "deeply disturbing," two sisters allegedly colluded to shoot and kill their 16-year-old brother while their parents were away, reports WFOX . Misty "Ariel" Renee Kornegay, 15, and her 11-year-old sister, Nicole, were arrested Monday and charged with premeditated murder. "Anytime you... More »

Hundreds of Abused Kids Die Under CPS' Watch

AP investigation says many are killed while cases with protective services are open

(Newser) - At least 786 American children died of abuse or neglect in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities—many of the children beaten, starved, or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, the AP has found. To determine that... More »

Another Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids at Park

Ashley Richardson was at food bank for more than 2.5 hours: police

(Newser) - Another mom has been arrested for letting her kids play alone at a park. An officer on patrol in Winter Haven, Florida, saw the four children (an 8-year-old, 7-year-old twins, and a 6-year-old, WPTV reports) at the park Tuesday around noon, and parked to observe them since there were no... More »

Mom Arrested After Letting Son, 7, Walk to Park

The walk is about a half -mile, and the boy carries a cell phone

(Newser) - To all the parents who think it's OK to send their kids to the park alone, there is a new name to add to the list of those locked up for doing so. Florida mom Nicole Gainey was arrested and charged with child neglect after allowing her 7-year-old son... More »

Cops: Foster Mom Left Toddler in Hot Car

Monique Williams was arrested yesterday after incident at Florida Publix

(Newser) - The wave of kids-in-hot-cars stories continues: A Florida foster mom was arrested on child neglect charges after police say she left a 15-month-old in a hot car for 20 minutes yesterday while she shopped. An employee of Apopka's Publix grocery store saw the boy in the car, with the... More »

Cops: Boy Locked in Filthy Room for 2 Years

Authorities rescue him from aunt, uncle in Canada

(Newser) - Police in Ontario, Canada, say they rescued a 10-year-old boy who had been kept locked in a filthy room for somewhere between 18 months and two years, reports the National Post . His parents live overseas, and they apparently left the boy in the custody of an aunt and uncle, who... More »

Mom of Girl Arrested for Bullying Also Arrested

Vivian Vosburg arrested on charges unrelated to bullying case

(Newser) - The mother of one of the girls recently arrested for bullying Rebecca Sedwick , who ended up committing suicide, has now been arrested herself. But Florida's Polk County sheriff was quick to point out that the accusations against Vivian Vosburg, 30, are not related to the bullying case. Vosburg faces... More »

Mom Charged After Baby Dies in Hot Car

She apparently forgot to drop off child, went to work

(Newser) - A mother is facing felony charges of child neglect after her 8-month-old son died from being left in a hot car for hours, reports the Washington Post . Police in Arlington, Virginia, don't think Zoraida Magali Conde Hernandez, 32, did so deliberately. She apparently meant to drop the boy at... More »

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